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As a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, I hope to enact policies that continue driving education decisions back to the state and local level, closer to our students. In the 21st century we must offer our students new pathways to success. This means investing in innovative educational and technical opportunities, beginning in elementary and high school, to effectively transition students to a career or post-secondary education. By preparing young people with the skills to succeed in our modern economy, we will ensure better opportunities for all to advance up the socioeconomic ladder.

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July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) voted to pass H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This legislation is vital to supporting Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, like the many across Georgia’s Third District.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) commended the Department of Labor for announcing $150 million in grants to expand apprenticeships and work-based learning programs. The two Members of Congress and the Senator introduced the Promoting Apprenticeships through Regional Training Networks for Employers’ Required Skills (PARTNERS) Act.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) and David Cicilline (D-R.I.) today introduced the Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers Act (Protecting JOBs Act). This legislation would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching or driver’s licenses solely because borrowers fall into a delinquent or default status on their federal student loan payments.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today introduced the Supporting Teachers and Safe Students Act. The bill would amend Title II of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to give more flexibility and support for teachers and school professionals to engage in school safety activities.

February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today attended the National Skills Coalition’s Skills Summit to discuss the importance of apprenticeships and workforce development and to highlight the PARTNERS Act with bill cosponsor Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.). The PARTNERS Act would establish a grant program for local industry and community partnerships to help small and medium sized businesses develop work-based learning programs.

December 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, today voted to pass The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act out of the committee following a markup. The PROSPER Act will reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 for the first time since 2008.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, today released the following statement on the introduction of The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act. The PROSPER Act will reauthorize the Higher Education Act of 1965 for the first time since 2008.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today introduced H.R. 4372, the Help Students Repay Act, legislation which would consolidate the complicated web of income-driven student loan repayment plans. Currently, student loan borrowers must choose from nine different loan repayment plans, five of which are income-driven. Ferguson’s legislation would replace these five plans with a single, simplified income-based repayment plan.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today introduced the PARTNERS Act with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.). This bill would establish a grant program to promote local partnerships to help small and medium sized businesses develop work-based learning programs. Funding for this grant would come from fees collected for H1-B visas.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today joined with Congressmen Luke Messer (R-Ind.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Tom Garrett (R-Va.) to introduce the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017. This bill would streamline data sharing between two-year and four-year institutions to enable community colleges to notify transfer students as soon as they have earned enough credits to receive an associate’s degree. This process is called reverse transfer and is helpful for the almost 25% of students who transfer from two-year to four-year institutions annually.