I am committed to the task of passing legislation that replaces NCLB with positive reforms that empower state and local leaders, limit the federal footprint in the classroom, and trust students, parents, and teachers to make education decisions that are best for them.
It is my goal that as we begin this reconciliation process, the result will be an accountable, positive, pro-growth, and unified budget. The American people are looking for leadership, and now is our chance to demonstrate it.
One-size-fits-all federal rules and mandates for school lunches are a recipe for disaster. I want to ensure that nutrition programs can continue serving students and families that need it most. This hearing is the first step in that process.
I am grateful for the opportunity to continue leading the charge for a balanced federal budget. As the House begins working with our Senate colleagues, I am confident we can iron out our differences and produce a unified budget that will provide greater certainty and accountability for the future.