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Removing Bureaucracy from Higher Education
Why does federal bureaucracy need a bigger role in higher education? This is the question many of us are asking as the Obama Administration continues to propose policies that further government intrusion into our education system. Ensuring the opportunity for a quality education is important to America’s future. However, we have seen that more federal government in education means more ineffective policies that ultimately lack critical flexibility and decision-making power needed by individual states, schools, educators, parents, and students.
Rather than just working to comply with federal mandates, schools should instead be working to meet the needs of students. We should not tighten the grip of bureaucracy on higher education. Read more in my weekly column on some of the Obama Administration’s latest plans impacting higher education, including a proposed new tax on college savings plans that many families use to help save for college today.
Why We March
On Thursday, I was honored to welcome a group from the Shenandoah Valley to Washington for the annual March for Life held on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States.
On the same day, the House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), which permanently frees taxpayers from subsidizing abortion or insurance coverage that includes abortion. As a country, we must speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and allow them the fundamental human right to be born into this world. The passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act is just one step towards the protection of life that I enthusiastically support.
VIDEO: Goodlatte Speaks in Support of H.R. 7 on the House Floor
House Set to Tackle Burdensome Regulations
I spoke with Bloomberg BNA this week on the House’s work to tackle burdensome regulations and permanently ban Internet access taxes. Click here to watch the full interview.
Great visit on Friday to the Beacon of Hope Future Center at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg!
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