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December 04, 2018

Ranking Member Johnson Statement on White House STEM Education Plan

(Washington, DC) –  This morning, the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education and the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy released their 5-year strategic plan for promoting the federal government’s role in STEM education, “Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education.” This report was mandated by the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010.

 Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) released the following statement.

“I was pleased to see that the goals of this plan prioritize a commitment to the future of our workforce and the skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century economy. Engaging underrepresented minorities and blue-collar workers in STEM fields, one of my top priorities in the coming Congress, will help ensure that the United States remains a global leader in innovation. I sincerely hope that the White House takes the recommendations they presented in this report to heart when crafting its budget proposal for fiscal year 2020.”