Charlie Melancon on Education

Last Updated : Sep 09, 2010

Summary

Congressman Melancon supports the public school system and has stated that we need to make college more affordable.

 

Campaign Website Statements

Education

We need to invest more in primary and secondary education to prepare our children for good-paying jobs and college. We need to make college education more affordable and accessible for hard-working middle class families.

Investing in Quality Public Education for Every Child

I am product of public schools and my kids went to school in the same town that I grew up in—I want to see their children stay in Louisiana. That’s why it’s time for education to be a national priority again. We need to invest more in primary and secondary education to prepare our children for good-paying jobs and college. We need to make college education more affordable and accessible for hard-working middle class families. And we need to make responsible investments in job training so workers who have lost their jobs can learn the skills they need for good-paying jobs.

Voting Record

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

In May of 2010 the House voted on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. The act passed the House 262-150. Charlie Melancon cast a "No Vote"

College Cost Reduction and Access Act

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act is a significant education bill dealing largely with funding for higher education. The bill removes tuition sensitivity for Pell Grants, increases the amount available for Pell grants, Funds the Upward Bound program, establishes the TEACH Grants, reduces student loan repayment rates, sets deferments based on need and establishes some partner based grants. The bill got the full support of the Democrats, but passed with the support of only about 1/4 of the Republicans. Charlie Melancon voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Charlie Melancon voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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