Paul Hodes on Education

Last Updated : Sep 28, 2010

Summary

Congressman Hodes has stated that he believes that NCLB should either be funded or ended. He states that each local district is different and control should be returned to local districts. He states that the system imposes burdensome, unfunded mandates. He supports programs to help offset fuel costs of rural schools.

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

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. Paul Hodes voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Paul Hodes voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

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. Paul Hodes voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Paul Hodes 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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