“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
February 5th, 2016
HOUSTON – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced a major workforce development initiative that bridges the gap between the classroom and the interview room.
December 15th, 2015
When it comes to our children’s education, I have always believed that we need to roll back Washington’s involvement in our classrooms. Since the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind Act – which I voted against – was...
November 30th, 2015
One very important part of my job as a member of Congress is to get to know and listen to those who live in the 27th District of Texas. It is also one of the most rewarding. Texas has no shortage of hardworking, down-to-...
November 17th, 2015
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas), and I praised passage of crucial legislation that provides guidance and certainty for American commercial space partners....
October 29th, 2015
A deputy’s rough takedown and arrest of an uncooperative 16-year-old girl in a high school classroom adds fuel to a debate over the proliferation and proper role of the police in schools, where officers are often called on...
October 19th, 2015
Young men and women interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies are invited to apply for an appointment from my office. Applicants to a service academy must first receive an appointment from either their U...
September 8th, 2015
One of the items discussed at my town halls and included on my top 10 list was the growing cost of attending college.
August 30th, 2015
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The crew includes a French astrobiologist, a German...
July 14th, 2015
When it comes to our children’s education, I believe local communities know how to address their own needs better than Washington does, which is why I support H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
May 7th, 2015
I recently helped pass a two year extension of the Secure Rural Schools funding program in Congress, assuring that critical financial support continues for East Texas counties with federal forest lands.
December 29th, 2015
It’s clear that university students have become babies. College used to be a right of passage into adulthood, when a child left the nest. Now however, college provides young adults the opportunities to revert to being...
December 2nd, 2015
Today I issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act:
November 22nd, 2015
Our nation has led the world in making the impossible possible. One example is our national space program and by extension, our emerging commercial space industry.
November 9th, 2015
Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher...
October 28th, 2015
The House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R.
October 8th, 2015
The president this week signed into law the STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020), a bipartisan bill I introduced as Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
September 1st, 2015
On Friday, I visited my alma mater, Incarnate Word Academy, and spoke with students in AP government. They had great questions, including one I've never been asked before, “what do you think is the most important states'...
July 14th, 2015
After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India - making it the...
July 9th, 2015
Today, the House of Representatives voted to include the language from my Protecting Life in Funding Education (PRO-LIFE) Act (H.R. 463) in H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. Neugebauer released the following statement after...
April 16th, 2015
We need to stop the intrusion of the government into the family unit. Call the Senate Education Committee Members to tell them to kill this bill.