U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen issued the following statement today after being selected to serve as the Senior Republican on the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee, which falls under the jurisdiction of the House Education and Labor Committee, for the 116th Congress.
“As the son of two educators and grandfather with school aged grandchildren, I am honored to serve as the Senior Republican on the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee for the 116th Congress,” said Rep. Allen. “This subcommittee addresses a variety of issues ranging from early childhood programs like Head Start, to career and technical education, to school safety – issues I have been a passionate advocate for over the last four years. As the Senior Republican, I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that K-12 education remains local, while also providing appropriate federal support so that our nation’s bright young scholars are sufficiently prepared to enter the workforce and achieve the American Dream."
Republican Leader of the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05), said the following:
“Rep. Allen has been a dedicated voice for all students, workers, and families during his time on the committee. He is a conscientious and consistent advocate for encouraging local control and increasing opportunities for children, and we will all benefit from his leadership on the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.”