What's Ahead 1. My Bill to Help Students Take On College. 2. Town Hall Meetings. 3. Weekly Roundup. 4. My Contact Information.
1. My Bill to Help Students Take On College.
2. Town Hall Meetings.
3. Weekly Roundup.
4. My Contact Information.
My Bill to Help Students Take On College
As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, I am committed to making federal student aid programs more accountable to taxpayers and affordable for students. In too many cases across the country, however, students are taking six or more years to complete their college education. This extra amount of time spent sitting in a classroom adds thousands of dollars to a student borrower’s loan balance, providing a needless financial burden on these students long after their college experience.
To address this growing problem, I introduced the Pell Grant Modernization Act in hopes of accelerating college completion rates. The critical changes to the Pell Grant program included in this bill will ensure students are moving towards college completion.
Under current law, Pell Grant recipients must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester to be considered full time students. My bill would increase “full-time” Pell Grant eligibility from 12 semester units to a more standard 15 semester units. These commonsense changes to the Pell Grant program will ensure that students complete their college education on time and are able to start their careers more quickly.
This week, I held town hall meetings in Black Wolf, Campbellsport, and Oostburg. Thank you to everyone who attended! I always enjoy giving you a detailed update on what Congress is working on and hearing which issues are affecting you. My office is finalizing details on my next round of town hall meetings, so stay tuned into my weekly E-newsletter for further information when it becomes available.
Air Americans risked their lives flying undercover missions during the Cold War, but they have been denied federal retirement benefits because it was a classified mission. I am working to pass legislation to get Air Americans, like the 6th District's own Neil Hansen, their earned benefits.
On Veterans Day, I took part in honoring and remembering all the courageous men and women in our armed forces who served our country in the name of freedom.
Even though they came up short, I had a fantastic time cheering on the Packers last Sunday in Kohler at the Sheboyan Falls Kiwanis 21st Packer Pig Roast!
Thank you to all the men and women of the Knowles Fire Department for volunteering to protect our communities. It was great to see everyone at the Fall Raffle and Fun Night last weekend in Lomira!
Last weekend, I celebrated the 246th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with the Winnebago Detachment Marine Corps League!
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