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Ferguson, Bonamici, Davis, Guthrie Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Apprenticeships

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Representatives Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.) and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) introduced bipartisan legislation to support apprenticeships and work-based learning programs to provide workers with meaningful pathways to better paying jobs, and to connect businesses with workers who have the skills they need. Ferguson, Bonamici, Davis and Guthrie introduced the P...

Ferguson Votes to Send Career Technical Education Bill to President’s Desk

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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. “As I have spoken with folks back home, I have heard time and again from business owners the importance of training a new gene...

Ferguson, Bonamici, Baldwin Applaud New Grant Program to Increase Apprenticeships

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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 (...

Ferguson, Cicilline Introduce Bill to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

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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. There are curre...

Ferguson Introduces Bill to Protect Students, Empower Educators

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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. “Too often, students experiencing a mental health crisis are falling through the cracks because teachers and administ...

Ferguson Attends National Skills Coalition Summit, Pushes for Passage of PARTNERS Act

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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 de...

Ferguson Votes to Pass PROSPER Act out of Committee

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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. “While the last half century has seen millions of st...

Ferguson: We must give our students the opportunity to prosper

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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. “Higher education has long been a stepping stone for Ame...

Ferguson Introduces Legislation to Streamline Student Loan Repayment

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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 incom...

Ferguson, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Promote Work-Based Learning

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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. “The Central Education Center in Newnan led Georgia by implement...

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