One of my top priorities is fully funding public education. I believe that when we invest in every aspect of education, we invest in stronger communities. That’s why I’m committed to improving teacher pay and retention so that every student can learn from high quality educators, dedicating the promised federal resources for special education, finding new ways to make higher education more affordable, and expanding career skills and technical education opportunities.
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Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Jared Huffman (CA-02), sent a letter to House leadership urging the inclusion of additional funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As school districts adapt to closures due to the Coronavirus, the Members advocated for additional funds to continue meeting special education requirements while distance learning as the House considers additional funding in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig joined her colleagues on the bipartisan Career and Technical Education Caucus in designating February as National CTE Month.
Today, Rep. Angie Craig convened a discussion with Dave Bernhardson, Superintendent ISD 199 and visited lunchtime at Inver Grove Heights Middle School to talk about the importance of free and reduced lunch and the role the United States Department of Agriculture plays in ensuring kids have healthy food to eat at school.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to House Democratic leaders asking them to prioritize and include programs of significant importance to Minnesota’s Second Congressional District in end-of-year legislation being developed to fund the government and extend numerous expiring tax credits.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig continued her effort to expand career and technical education (CTE) programs for Minnesotans after visiting CTE facilities at several schools in the Second Congressional District. Making career and technical education programs more accessible is a top priority for Rep. Craig as she works to close the skills gap and expand economic opportunity for Minnesotans.
Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) continued their bipartisan effort to fully fund special education by sending a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee leadership, calling for swift consideration of the IDEA Full Funding Act, which would require the federal government fulfill its promise to Minnesota schools and fully fund special education.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig is a proud cosponsor of the Stop For School Buses Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Transportation to conduct research and enforcement of safety standards to prevent illegal passing of school buses. As kids get back to school, Rep. Craig is focused on supporting efforts that prioritize school safety and make sure the only thing students have to focus on is learning.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig helped introduce the Remedial Education Improvement Act with Rep. Donald Norcross, a bill to make developmental education programs more effective, fair, and less expensive. This bill aims to make post-secondary degrees more affordable and keep students on track to graduate on time.
Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Pete Stauber continued their bipartisan push for the federal government to meet its obligation to fully fund special education for Minnesota schools. The two introduced an amendment to a House spending package that stresses the importance of state grants under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The amendment was adopted by the House this morning, and the package itself provides over $14 billion for special education, a nearly 8% increase over the 2019 enacted level.
Today, amendments to a House spending package that U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced to stress the importance of special education funding, career and technical education, and rural healthcare were adopted by the House.
Rep. Craig came to Congress to fight for economic opportunity for Minnesota families - that’s why she introduced amendments to prioritize funding for special education and Perkins grants, as well as an amendment to increase funding for rural healthcare programs.