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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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig (D-MN) helped pass annual funding legislation that includes several key priorities designed to support constituents in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The package, which includes seven appropriations bills for federal agencies across government, will direct funds toward a number of Craig’s requested priorities for working Minnesotans, including infrastructure spending, mental health care programs and economic recovery efforts.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced the kickoff of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for students in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The Congressional App Challenge was started in 2015 to provide students with the opportunity to showcase their talents in tech and coding while highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in our schools. The winner from Minnesota’s Second District will have their app featured on the Congressional App Challenge website, displayed in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for students in Minnesota’s Second District. The annual competition, hosted each spring, is open to all high school students who live in the Second District.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that included an amendment introduced by U.S. Representative Angie Craig to retroactively release all cosigners on all private student loans upon a student borrower’s death. The Ryan Frascone Memorial Student Loan Relief Act of 2021 was included as part of a package of bills to reform debt collection and curb abuses in the industry.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig introduced the Ryan Frascone Memorial Student Loan Relief Act of 2021, which would close a loophole in federal law to retroactively release all cosigners on all private student loans upon a student’s death. In 2018, the law was changed to release bereaved parents from their deceased student’s loans – but the change was not retroactive, forcing many families to continue to pay.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Pete Stauber (R-MN) introduced the bipartisan Supporting Apprenticeship Colleges Act of 2021 to provide grants to eligible apprenticeship colleges throughout the country to expand and support enrollment. The apprenticeship programs that would be eligible for grants in this bill are federally accredited institutions that are often left out of traditional higher education grant programs despite the important work they do to prepare students for high-demand jobs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced the start of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for students in Minnesota’s Second District. The annual competition, hosted each spring, is open to all high school students who live in the Second District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from Congressional District across the Nation.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined legislation to invest $15 billion in our nation’s workforce training system, which will help support millions of workers who have lost their jobs or are under-employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Relaunching America’s Workforce Act authorizes funding to provide essential career services and help workers attain additional skills and credentials as the economy emerges from its deepest decline since the Great Depression.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced Nathan Labiosa and Akansha Kamineni as the winners of the Congressional App Challenge in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual nationwide competition for middle school and high school students interested in computer science.
This week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig voted for H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Marcia Fudge and cosponsored by Rep. Craig to help fulfill the promise of equity in education by offering support to school districts that are developing, implementing, or expanding school diversity initiatives. It also creates a federal grant program to support voluntary, community-driven strategies to increase diversity in schools.