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  • National Education Summit
    Sep 29, 2010  - Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in NBC's National Education Summit with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, and other elected officials to hear from teachers, parents, and principals about the current status of education in America a... More
  • Hurricane Earl and National Preparedness Month
    Sep 1, 2010  - Today, the National Weather Service issued a Hurricane Watch for southern Delaware as Hurricane Earl is currently working its way up the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.  The Atlantic hurricane season is well underway as evidenced by Hurricane Danielle's impact this past week on Delaware'... More
  • Financial Education for College Access and Success Grant Program
    Aug 4, 2010  - Currently, far too many students graduate from high school without the knowledge necessary to navigate their financial future and make critical financial decisions. This is deeply concerning, particularly in the midst of a tough economic climate, and at a time when the United States is slipping in g... More
  • "Casual for the Cause" Financial Education Student Essay Contest
    Jul 28, 2010  - The Delaware Office of the State Treasurer recently announced a student essay contest to promote financial education throughout the state.  As a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor and Financial Services Committees, who has advocated for and introduced legislation to... More
  • Keeping Children and Pets Safe in the Summer
    Jul 9, 2010  - This afternoon, I had the opportunity to join with representatives from A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Safe Kids Delaware, and the Child Death, Near Death, and Stillbirth Commission for a press conference to demonstrate and raise awareness of the dangers of heat stroke and hyperthermia. &nb... More
  • Helping Feed and Care for the Pets in our Communities
    Jul 8, 2010  - Last week, I had the opportunity to visit and tour the Kent County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).  Kent County SPCA Outreach Director Mary Ann D'Amato explained that, during the summer months, more animals tend to be in need of rescue and shelter and many of our shelte... More
  • Passport Renewal Information
    Jul 2, 2010  - Summer travel season is upon us and while some of you may choose to stay local this summer and visit some of Delaware's beaches and state parks, for those of you planning on traveling internationally, I wanted to let you know about some new policies and helpful hints having to do with obtaining your... More
  • Issue Spotlight: Student Financial Aid
    Jul 1, 2010  - As I am sure most of you are aware, especially those of you who have applied to receive federal student financial aid, the U.S. Department of Education provides billions of dollars each year to millions of students and families seeking a postsecondary education. Beginning today, July 1, all posts... More
  • Issue Spotlight: Special Education Teachers
    Jun 30, 2010  - As Congress continues to work on revising and updating the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and prepares for the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) next year, I was pleased that earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to ... More
  • National Men's Health Week
    Jun 22, 2010  - As you may know, on average men have a shorter life expectancy and have more health problems than women.  In part, this is because men are more likely to engage in unhealthy behavior, and less likely than women to adopt preventative health measures.  Many of the conditions that impact men ... More