Education

New Democrats are committed to making higher education more accessible and affordable, fully preparing students for higher education and the workforce, and making higher education more effective, accountable, and inclusive.The New Democrat Coalition released Higher Education Priorities detailing how Congress can ensure Americans have access to one of the most powerful tools for upward mobility. The priorities represent a set of policy ideas that can bring quality education and training programs to more Americans by making higher education more accessible and innovative. 

Read the full list of priorities here

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Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, 48 Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to President Trump calling for a robust commitment to apprenticeship programs. The letter, led by Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01), outlines the importance of apprenticeships and urges the administration to maintain strong levels of funding for apprenticeship initiatives across the country.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday Co-Chairs Jared Polis (CO-02), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) of the New Democrat Coalition 21st Century Education, Immigration, and Workforce Task Force sent a letter to leadership of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, outlining the New Dem Higher Education Priorities.  The priorities represent a set of policy ideas that can bring quality education and training programs to more American

Sep 15, 2016 In the News

Michael Stratford, Education Reporter for POLITICO Pro, speaks with New Dem Vice-Chair Rep. Polis about the New Dem Higher Education Priorities, released September 15th, 2016. Read more below:

Sep 15, 2016 In the News

Heather Caygle, Congressional Reporter at POLITICO, provides a first look at the recently released Higher Education Priorities unveiled by the New Dems. Read more below:

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released Higher Education Priorities detailing how we can ensure Americans have access to one of the most powerful tools for upward mobility. The priorities represent a set of policy ideas that can bring quality education and training programs to more Americans by making higher education more accessible and innovative.

Sep 14, 2016 In the News

New Dem Reps. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ami Bera (CA-07) authored an op-ed about the need to make higher education more accessible and affordable for all Americans. They recognize education as the great equalizer and foundation of our economy and outline policies ideas to ensure success for future generations.