More on Education
Washington, DC – This week, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) voted for bipartisan legislation that reforms federal K-12 education policy. The Every Student Succeeds Act fixes the problems of the broken No Child Left Behind law while maintaining civil rights protections for students.
Washington, DC – On the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) today introduced innovative new legislation to help cover the exceptional costs that can be associated with educating high-need children. The new bill, the IDEA High Cost Pool Funding Act, would provide additional support to states that set up “pools” to help reimburse local schools for special educational services that are three times or more the average per pupil expenditure.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement today after voting for the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2), which repeals Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula, extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and renews the Secure Rural Schools program:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA-02), Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), and Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04) today released the following statements after securing a renewal of the Secure Rural Schools program, which expired last September due to Congressional inaction. The renewal will be included in an upcoming vote this week.
Washington, DC –Today Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV), Tim Walz (D-MN), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) reintroduced the bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Act. In 1975, Congress took the critical step of passing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), providing a promise that every child with disabilities would have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. At that time, the federal government committed to pay 40 percent of the average per pupil expenditure for special education.
Although he was in Del Norte County to talk with constituents about airport and veterans’ issues this week, congressman Jared Huffman also took time for his younger constituents on Thursday.
During his second visit to Del Norte County, Huffman (D-San Rafael) spoke with Del Norte High School seniors taking AP government and economics, many of whom are headed off to college next year or will get their first jobs.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for their vote yesterday to increase funding for the E-Rate Program by $1.5 billion, expanding internet access to low-income and rural schools and libraries. Huffman had earlier urged the FCC to modernize the program and increase its funding.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today applauded Apple Inc. for their selection of Hoopa Valley High School, located on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in Hoopa, for a ConnectED grant that will include:
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced a bill to help rebuild America’s schools and public libraries and upgrade their broadband infrastructure, all while cutting energy and maintenance costs. The Investing for Tomorrow’s Schools Act of 2014 (H.R. 5259) would allow state infrastructure banks to make loans for projects to repair school facilities, make energy efficiency improvements, install broadband internet infrastructure, among others.