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  • 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

  • Rep. Susan Davis Takes Over as Ranking Democrat on Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was named as the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, which plays a key role in shaping higher education policy. “Higher education is the issue of our time,” said Davis. “This is an amazing opportunity to craft higher education and workforce policy that will make a difference. We need the best-educated workforce in the world to compete in to... Read more

  • Reps. Susan Davis and Jim Renacci Introduce Resolution Recognizing January as National Mentoring Month
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) j introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing January as National Mentoring Month, celebrating the quality mentoring programs throughout the nation and the mentors to our young people that provide crucial support and guidance as they develop into our next generation of citizens and leaders. “Throughout my life, I've been lucky enough to work with incredible young people and see firsthand the life changing impact that committed mentors can have... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Expand Teacher Leadership Roles in Education Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to elevate teachers into leadership roles in efforts to improve education. The Teach to Lead Act (H.R. 6464) would provide teachers with resources to develop projects to advance the teaching profession and improve student success. “Teachers are uniquely positioned with their knowledge and expertise to address education needs and challenges,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “It’... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Announces Transportation Research Funding for San Diego State University
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced federal funding for transportation research and innovation for San Diego State University. SDSU will share in $2.8 million in grant funding as part of a consortium with two other universities. In a letter to the Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who awarded the grant, Davis expressed support for SDSU to receive funding. “This grant funding demonstrates the leadership role San Diego State plays when it comes to research and innovation,” said... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis, Rep. Bobby Scott and 10 Committee Members Introduce Bill to Strengthen Teacher Recruitment and Retention
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Last week, Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) introduced H.R. 6236, the Innovations to Recruit and Retain Excellent Teachers Act, legislation that will empower school districts to develop targeted recruitment and retention strategies ensuring that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, are taught by an excellent, well-supported, and diverse teacher workforce. The bill is co-sponsored by Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and 10 other members of the Committee on Education and the Workforc... Read more

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