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

March 5, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The winning student from the Fourth District will have his or her art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year and receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C for an annual event with Congressional Art Competition winners from around the country.
February 13, 2018 Press Release
"FRIB is a long-term investment that will help solve some of the biggest issues in medicine and scientific research. It will create good-paying jobs in mid Michigan and today's legislation will ensure that construction continues on this vital project."
January 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar honored Corunna High School student Xavier Staubs with a tribute in the Congressional Record. Staubs, a swimmer for the Corunna swim team, saved the life of Kamrin Samson, a swimmer on the Owosso High School swim team. The tribute honoring Xavier's heroism will go into the Congressional Record and it will be kept on record forever in the Library of Congress.
December 6, 2017 In The News

Four seniors at Midland High School received an award this week from Representative John Moolenaar.

June 22, 2017 Press Release
Today’s legislation helps students in mid and northern Michigan pursue good-paying jobs in the skilled trades. Making sure students are learning these critical skills is vital to maintaining Michigan’s talented workforce and world-leading manufacturing base.
May 25, 2017 Press Release
The legislation passed this week will protect Michigan children and their families. It gives more resources to parents and law enforcement and it strengthens penalties against criminals.
March 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  

The winning student from the Fourth District will have his or her art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year and receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C for an annual event with Congressional Art Competition winners from around the country.   

February 7, 2017 Press Release
“I am glad a fellow Michigander will serve in the Cabinet. Betsy DeVos is a champion for parents and students, and I congratulate her on her new role as Secretary of Education.”
December 18, 2016 Editorial

One of the joys of serving as your congressman is honoring our current soldiers and veterans for their service to our country.

This month, I voted to give our troops their largest pay increase in six years. They make sacrifices every day to keep us safe and the raise they have earned is a small part of thanking them and their families for their service to our nation.

September 15, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI) said that the bill would support students in Michigan who want to learn the skills needed to secure well-paying jobs.

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