Marcia Fudge on Education

Last Updated : Oct 09, 2010

Official Website Statements

Education

As a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, I will always cast my vote for education policies that strengthen our public school system. I am committed to supporting policies that educate our children from the cradle to the workforce.

Undoubtedly, education begins at birth. There are clear advantages to quality pre-school and Head Start programs as both programs jumpstart language and critical thinking skills at important developmental stages. For these reasons, we must fully fund comprehensive educational opportunities for our youngest Americans.

Giving our children a head start is only the beginning. We must also provide sufficient funding for our educators' professional development, learning aids, education technology, and useful assessment tools. With consistent funding and policies that adapt to our students’ changing needs, more students will actually graduate high school.

We must also address the issue of better access to higher education. College should be affordable. All Americans should have an opportunity to attend college or develop a trade sufficient to support his or her family. I am proud to have supported increases in funds to programs to the Pell Grant through the Recovery Act.

For my District and all of America, I will continue to use my position on the Education and Labor Committee to promote enhanced policies and programs to strengthen our Nation's public education system.

 

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. Marcia Fudge voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Marcia Fudge voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5116; America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 4870; Healthy School Meals Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to select school food authorities to participate in a pilot program evaluating the use of plant-based alternate protein products and fluid milk substitutes under the school lunch and breakfast programs. Directs the Secretary to: (1) deliver plant-based alternate protein products and fluid milk substitutes to such food authorities at no cost for the preparation of meals under the school lunch and breakfast programs; and (2) assess which of such foods would be best for more general use in the school lunch and breakfast programs, and deliver them for general use under such programs, within two years of this Acts' enactment.

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