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Every young person deserves to have access to a high-quality education that equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their full potential. And our educators are owed our gratitude, respect, and most importantly, the resources and support they need to set our students down a path to success.


Joe is the husband of a retired school teacher and has a proven track record of delivering the resources and support our schools and students need to succeed. In Congress, Joe is fighting to invest in the future of our public schools by strengthening learning and working conditions for students and teachers, improving mental health services, and ensuring the safety of our children.

In Congress, Joe has co-sponsored the following legislation:


HR 1418 Family Friendly Schools Act

Introduced legislation that would create a grant program to help align the school day with the traditional workday.

HR 604 Rebuild America's Schools Act

Would invest $100 billion in public schools, improve educational equity, and better learning and working conditions for students and teachers in every state.

HR 3870 Teacher Education for Computer Science Act

Would develop a stronger pipeline of primary education computer science teachers by promoting computer science education in colleges and universities.


Would ensure schools and librarians have access to resources to support distance learning.

HR 1581 Build America’s Libraries Act

Would provide federal support for the construction of libraries ensuring long term support for these critical community resources. 

H Res 29 Supporting the Teaching of Climate Change in School 

Would ensure the social and economic impacts of climate change are taught to our students.

HR 3474 Keeping All Students Safe Act

Would eliminate discipline practices in schools that put children’s lives at risk.

HR 4402 Safe Schools Improvement Program

Would help schools improve anti-bullying and anti-harassment initiatives as well as develop and implement programs to reduce student trauma.

HR 729 Strength in Diversity Act

Would establish a grant program to support new and expand voluntary community-driven strategies to increase diversity in schools.

HR 5526 Improving Mental Health and Wellness in Schools Act

Would improve mental health and wellness access in schools and encourage development of local school wellness policy and mental health goals.

H Res 923 The National Career and Technical Education Month Resolution

Expresses support for Career and Technical Education programs that equip students with the skills needed to obtain employment and close the skills gap.

HR 5428 The School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Would require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on the indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings.

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