Education is the key to success. From early learning to higher education, every single student in Utah and across the country deserves access to quality education – regardless of race, income, or zip code. Rest assured, one of my top priorities is supporting students and advancing policies that make our country’s education system stronger.
As a member of the Education and Labor Committee and Ranking Member of the House Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee, I am dedicated to fostering the best opportunities for students to learn, workers to succeed, and job creators of tomorrow to thrive.
This Congress, I have:
Introduced H.R. 889
, the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act to secure a quality education for every student.
Led H.R. 6056
, the Parents Bill of Rights Act to protect parents’ right to know what’s happening in the classroom.
Co-sponsored H.R. 5162
to increase curriculum transparency.
Led H.R. 3943
, the Modernizing Financing of Early Care and Education in America Act of 2021 to improve early childhood education.
Introduced H.R. 4698
, the Say No to Indoctrination Act to keep taxpayer dollars from funding Critical Race Theory.
Co-sponsored H.R. 682
, the Reopen Schools Act, legislation to encourage local educational agencies to resume in-person instruction at elementary and secondary schools.
Co-sponsored H.R. 605
, the Student Empowerment Act, legislation to amend the part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) that increased school choice by expanding 529 accounts to include tuition for K-12 elementary and secondary schooling.
Co-sponsored H.R. 1097
, the CHOICE Act, legislation to amend the CARES Act to require that 10% of appropriations from the Education Stabilization Fund be used for Opportunity Grants.
Co-sponsored H.R. 3704
, the Children Have Opportunities in Classrooms Everywhere Act, legislation to provide choice in education for families to deposit education funds into a 529 account to follow their students in public school, private school, homeschool, or other qualified educational experiences.
Co-sponsored H.R. 4967
, POST Act, legislation to allow for funds to be used to promote career and technical education through social media campaigns, elementary and middle school showcases, and trade shows.
Co-sponsored H.R. 4764
, No CRT for our Military Kids Act, legislation to prohibit funding for the Department of Defense Education Activity for CRT to be taught in schools or included in the curriculum.
Co-sponsored H.R. 3422
, the Competency-Based Education Act, legislation to provide U.S. colleges and universities with a framework to accelerate student success through mastering the subject matter rather than the amount of time spent in the classroom.
Co-sponsored H.R. 426
, the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2021, legislation to make it a violation of federal law for a recipient of federal funds who operates, sponsors, or facilitates athletic programs or activities to permit whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls.
To see a full list of legislation sponsored and supported by Congressman Owens, visit Owens.House.Gov