Michael Turner on Education

Last Updated : Oct 08, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

Issues: Education
“Mike believes in quality education for all”

Mike is a supporter of initiatives that increase federal spending on public education and put in place school accountability measures. He knows that a sound educational foundation is vital to the future success of every child and of our country. He will continue to promote legislation that increases accountability and makes our public school system better.

Making higher education more affordable and accessible for all students is also a top priority for Congressman Turner. He has consistently supported legislation that would cut interest rates on student loans in half over the next four years, and has also voted to increase the number of Pell Grant Awards for low-income students. Additionally, Mike supports education programs such as ISUS, which provides education and workforce development for some of the regions neediest students..

 

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. Michael Turner voted against reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Michael Turner voted against 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. Michael Turner voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Michael Turner 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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