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

April 15, 2015 Press Release
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the tragic day an assassin’s bullet took President Abraham Lincoln’s life. President Lincoln gave his life – his last full measure of devotion – for our country and he will forever be remembered for his heroic work to preserve our United States of America.
April 15, 2015 Press Release
“Members of the House and Senate have worked hard to draft a budget that balances within ten years, keeps the promises made to seniors and does not raise taxes on hardworking Americans. I am thankful for the trust placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to work on a fiscally responsible budget that will boost the slowly growing economy, create jobs and raise wages,” Moolenaar said.
March 4, 2015 Press Release
Representative John Moolenaar announced that the Fourth Congressional District will participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students in the district. The winning student will have his or her art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. The regional winners will have the opportunity for their art to appear in the Midland district office.
February 25, 2015 Press Release
“I voted to expand and strengthen college savings plans because they help hard-working American families save money and make college more affordable. Under the current law, computers are not included as a college expense. This legislation brings this tax policy into the 21st century, because a computer is an essential tool for student success,” said Moolenaar.
February 24, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) spoke on the House floor in favor of the STEM Education Act of 2015. The bill will support merit-based grants through the National Science Foundation for programs that provide students with STEM education opportunities outside of the classroom.

January 26, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) announced that he will serve as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology that is part of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

"The subcommittee has jurisdiction over scientific research that is critical to our country's future and its place as a global leader in innovation, as well as federal policy on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and cybersecurity policy," said Moolenaar.