As a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, I heard from students about the financial burdens placed upon individuals and families, and the barriers that must be navigated in order to ensure students are prepared to enter the workforce. One of the best things the federal government can do in this area is to get out of the way. Giving states the flexibility to serve their students is something we must address during this Congress. Far too often, we see policies come out of D.C. that provide a top-down approach, increasing costs instead of improving the system. Education should be in the hands of the states and local tech schools and universities, not bureaucrats in Washington.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) introduced a resolution to support students and highlight the need for schools to safely reopen. Steil was joined by 22 colleagues, including Wisconsin Congressmen Mike Gallagher (WI-08) and Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05).
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil announced an innovative challenge for middle school and high school students to grow interest in coding and computer technology. The national Congressional App Challenge is now accepting registrants from Wisconsin’s First Congressional District for this year’s competition.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil is working to ensure children and parents are supported during the coronavirus crisis and to help parents reenter the workforce. Steil urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to invest and prioritize child care.
FRANKSVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil announced the winner of his second annual First District Artistic Discovery Contest. Geneva Hebron of Franksville will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil led 12 of his colleagues to urge Speaker Pelosi, Republican Leader McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Schumer to allow parents to access funds from 529 plans for expenses incurred while students are required to learn from home without being taxed or penalized.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil announced changes to the Artistic Discovery Contest to help high school students compete while unable to be in their classrooms. The artwork submission deadline has been moved to May 14th and artwork submissions must now be sent via email.