Education and Opportunity

Education is key to success in our economy. I support efforts to ensure all students have access to a high quality education, one that best fits their learning needs. I will work to update critical education policies and return decision-making back to parents and communities. 

In addition, I support improving access to quality, affordable higher education. I will support efforts to help students and parents have clear information about the real costs of college. This includes reforms that ensure student aid will be available for those who need it most and reductions in costly federal regulations on colleges and universities. It is time for a new direction, one in which institutions, states and the students themselves play a key role in helping control costs and making responsible choices.

Finally, scientific and technological discoveries have made our country a global economic leader.  I support efforts aimed at spurring innovation, which will lead to economic growth and create jobs for the American people.  Additionally, I believe we should encourage our children to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.  I support efforts to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs in order to inspire children to pursue these fields.


More on Education and Opportunity

December 6, 2019 Press Release
“Residents in mid and northern Michigan sometimes have to travel long distances to meet with a doctor because there is not one in their area. It is my hope that this legislation will result in better care for patients, with more doctors living and working closer to those they care for in our rural communities where they are needed most.”
July 10, 2019 Press Release
The contest is open to all K-12 students in the Fourth District. Students can compete individually or in teams of up to four people. The winning individual or team from the Fourth District will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol. They will also have the option to attend an event in Washington D.C. where they will showcase their app alongside other winning students from across the United States.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
“This legislation strengthens cooperation between the federal government, the private sector, and the scientific community to further research and development in chemistry,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “It will keep our country at the forefront of innovation and help create new products that will benefit all Americans.”
March 6, 2019 Press Release
The entry deadline for this year’s contest is April 12. Entries should be mailed or delivered to Congressman Moolenaar’s Midland office at 200 East Main Street, Suite 230, Midland, MI 48640.
February 28, 2019 Press Release

The office of Congressman John Moolenaar is currently accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. office for Summer 2019. 

February 5, 2019 Press Release
"The state of the union is strong. Unemployment is under four percent, millions of jobs have been created, and tax rates are lower. It’s time for both parties to come to the table and work together with the president to build on the success of the past two years. If both parties work together, we can secure our borders to stop illegal drugs and prevent human trafficking, while welcoming people who want to enter the country legally to pursue the American Dream.
January 18, 2019 Press Release
"It's wonderful to see young people from Valley Lutheran going to Washington and participating in our country's civic process. The right to life is a bedrock principle of our country and we should do more to protect the unborn, who are the most vulnerable people in our society."
November 7, 2018 Press Release
"As a Michigan native, Lindsay understands the needs of the Fourth District and she knows how to get things done in Washington. She is a terrific leader who will help spearhead the work I am doing to protect the Great Lakes, support Michigan agriculture, and create good-paying job opportunities in mid and northern Michigan," said Moolenaar.
November 7, 2018 Press Release
The office of Congressman John Moolenaar is currently accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. office for Spring 2018.
October 19, 2018 Press Release
Applications should be submitted to Congressman Moolenaar's office by postal mail: Congressman John Moolenaar 200 East Main Street Suite 230 Midland, MI 48640 The deadline for applications is November 9.