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  • Grothman Introduces Bill to Encourage Accelerated College Completion Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced the Pell Grant Modernization Act, which would increase the definition of “full-time” Pell Grant eligibility from 12-units per semester to 15-units per semester, while reducing the amount of semesters a student is eligible to use his/her Pell Grant award—from 12 semesters to 10 semesters. "In too many cases across the country, college students are taking six or more years to complete their college education,” said Grothman. “This unnecessary am... Read more

  • ICYMI...Duffy & Grothman Urge Department of Education to Restore Education Funding For Rural Wisconsin
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman today called on the Department of Education to restore education funding for students in Rural Wisconsin. The Department of Education recently announced a procedural change regarding applications for the Gaining Early and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). This change indicated that $3.5 million in GEAR UP grant money would be taken... Read more

  • Grothman: Joint-Employer Rule Hurts Small Business; Must be Rolled Back
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today explored the growing threat to small businesses and franchises posed by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Obama-era definition of the joint-employer standard during a combined House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing. The subcommittee hearing specifically focused on Rep. Bradley Byrne’s (R-Ala.) Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), of which G... Read more

  • Grothman Supports Easing Regulations on “Earn-and-Learn” Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today supported apprenticeship, or “earn-and-learn”, programs and encouraged easing regulatory burdens on such programs during an Education and the Workforce Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee hearing. Grothman questioned Michael Bennett, vice president of Cianbro Companies, a national construction services company. Excerpts of Grothman remarks Grothman: “There are restrictions on the number of apprentices you can hire per journeyman... Read more

  • Grothman to Appropriators: Defund Anti-American Area Studies Programs in Higher Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) led a letter to House appropriators, along with Congressmen Rick Allen (R-Ga.), Tom Garrett (R-Va.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), requesting that Title VI of the Higher Education Act be defunded in the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, and that taxpayer dollars formerly used for Title VI be reinvested for deficit reduction or reallocated to fund the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Excer... Read more

  • Grothman Supports Career and Technical Education
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353). “I applaud the passage of this bill to give states more flexibility when using federal funds to support these career and technical education programs,” said Grothman. “It’s an important step to grow our economy, lower our unemployment rate, fill the jobs we already have available and create new jobs.” Click here for more information about this b... Read more

  • Grothman Applauds Expansion of Apprenticeships
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement applauding President Trump’s executive action to expand apprenticeship programs: “I’ve been approached by manufacturers, small business owners and other professionals in Wisconsin’s Sixth District asking me to help fix the skills gap that currently exists in our workforce -- employers in construction, manufacturing and health care are desperately in need of skilled employees. “Today’s executive action by President T... Read more

  • Grothman: Four-year college should not be only path emphasized to students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today emphasized the importance of young adults choosing a higher education path that will best suit their needs while incurring the least amount of student debt during an Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development hearing. Grothman questioned higher education experts on the value of four-year degrees for all students, and the importance of technical colleges and trade schools in reducing student loan debt. Exc... Read more

  • Grothman Touts Wisconsin Technical School Success during Ed. & Workforce Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today praised Wisconsin technical colleges while speaking in support of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), of which he is a co-sponsor, during a House Education and the Workforce Committee markup of the bill. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks “I’m honored to cosponsor this bill today. I think the bill moves the federal involvement in technical education the right way. “We have a great technical college sys... Read more

  • Grothman Announces Committee Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today announced his committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Grothman will sit on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), the Education and Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee. Grothman will serve on two OGR subcommittees: Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs and the Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee. He will also serve on two Education and Workforce subcommittees: Higher Education and Workforce... Read more

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