“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.
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.
April 15th, 2015
This morning, I sent individually addressed emails (copy below) to every Texas Senator and their Chief of Staff. I copied Governor Abbott, and Lt. Gov. Patrick. Please talk to every Republican Senator you know.
March 31st, 2015
For those seeking a state legislature weighing a raft of major policy overhauls, it might be hard to beat Texas, where, by the scheduled end of the session on June 1, there could be a private school choice program for the...
March 27th, 2015
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and...
February 27th, 2015
State funding for college campus construction projects has been described by many around Texas as “long overdue.” Leaders in the Legislature have agreed on the fundamentals in recent years but have been unable to come to a...
February 20th, 2015
"A robust and reliable road system is vital to the success of the Texas economy and is demanded by Texas families. Currently, there are insufficient funds exclusively dedicated to funding our state's transportation needs,...
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.
April 6th, 2015
It's election time again! Yes, TexasGOPVote readers, Katy ISD School Board elections are around the corner!
March 29th, 2015
On April 11th I am joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is an informational event for North Texas...
March 15th, 2015
Saturday, I participated in the FIRST Robotics Alamo Regional Championship in San Antonio. I delivered opening remarks and more than 3,000 students, parents, and teachers attended the regional competition.
February 23rd, 2015
My field representative, JD Kennedy, recently met with Bastrop Independent School District Deputy Superintendent, Barry Edwards, and Chief Financial Officer, Sandra Callahan, to discuss H.R.
January 5th, 2015
Austin - The Texas House will continue to strengthen college and career readiness in the upcoming legislative session by providing additional training for high school guidance counselors, Speaker Joe Straus said Monday.