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  • House Passes Rep. Susan Davis’ Legislation to Protect Children and Combat Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The House of Representatives passed legislation by U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) to combat sex trafficking. The Empower Educators to Prevent Trafficking Act (H.R. 2268) was included in a package of legislation - The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Act (H.R. 2200). “Far too often, it is our children who fall victim to the horror of human trafficking. We must do everything we can to stop this injustice,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and t... Read more

  • Reps. Susan Davis and Tim Ryan Introduce the Teacher Health and Wellness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) introduced the Teacher Health and Wellness Act. This legislation provides support for teachers by creating a pilot study at the National Institute of Health aimed at reducing teacher stress, increasing teacher health and ultimately boosting student achievement. High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. Teachers with high levels of stress are less effective in raising student achievement than their healthier peers. Acco... Read more

  • Davis, Scott, Hirono, Murray Introduce Major Legislation to Secure Pell Grant Program and Make College More Affordable for Low-Income Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The Pell Grant Preservation & Expansion Act helps students offset the rising costs of college by permanently indexing Pell Grants to inflation, increasing its purchasing power Bill also makes Pell Grant funding mandatory, providing students with security of stability of program Nearly eight million students currently receive Pell Grants—more than 40 percent of students enrolled in higher education Representatives Susan Davis (D-Calif.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va), and Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawa... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Unveils Initiative to Protect Children and Combat Sex Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced bipartisan legislation to combat sex trafficking. The Empower Educators to Prevent Trafficking Act (H.R. 2268) will help school districts train school staff to detect the signs that children are falling victims to sex trafficking. “Our educators not only want their schools to be a place of learning but also a place where our children are safe,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Local school district... Read more

  • Davis, Sarbanes, Meeks, and Grijalva Urge Secretary DeVos to Honor Federal Loan Forgiveness Commitments to Public Servants 
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the Department of Education’s implementation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to ensure that it is consistent, transparent and impartial for all student-loan borrowers employed in public service. Davis was joined by Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.), and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.). The PSLF program encourages a wide array of ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls on Trump to Restore Cuts to National Service
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, called on President Trump to restore his proposed cuts to the Corporation for National and Community Service. Trump’s budget eliminates all funding for CNCS. “As you know, the Corporation for National and Community Service is host to programs like AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund which improve the lives of Americans every day,” Davis wrote. ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Letter to Education Secretary Urging Protections for Transgender Students
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, led committee Democrats urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to protect transgender students. The letter to DeVos is in response to President Trump’s order rescinding the guidance around protections put in place by President Obama. “Civil rights are at the heart of having access to a quality education,” said Davis. “The federal government has a responsibility to protect thes... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: American People Need a Leader that Sees the Best Potential in All Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress. “What we heard tonight was not the inspiring call to action that is needed. The president’s attempt at unifying the nation fell flat. The divisive rhetoric he has used over the past years is not going to be healed by a few words in a speech. “In his first 40 days as president, the only job creation we have seen is plum cabinet posts for billionaires. He has si... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Hears from Local Education Leaders at Her Higher Education Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    SAN DIEGO – As the new Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) hosted local education leaders to listen to their ideas on improving our higher education system. Davis will play a key role in shaping higher education policy, especially with a possible reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on the horizon. “If we are going to have world class higher education opportunities, it’s critical to hear from people on the ground working to educate our stude... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Denounces Effort to Weaken Accountability and Transparency in Education Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on a Republican plan to offer a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to undo protections that ensure quality higher education teacher preparation programs and accountability for the Every Student Succeeds Act. "I'm concerned that my colleagues seem intent on taking away crucial protections that ensure quality and accountability for our teacher preparation progr... Read more

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