Byrne Joins President Trump for White House Education Discussion
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement after participating in an educational choice roundtable discussion at the White House with President Donald Trump. Other participants included Vice President Mike Pence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Senator Ted Cruz.
Congressman Byrne said: “I thank President Trump for his trust in me to lead his school choice bill in the House. Every student deserves a high quality education, and President Trump is making great progress towards improving our education system by putting American students first.
“No student deserves to be locked into a poor education outcome, and expanding education choices and freedom through this new tax credit will go far towards removing roadblocks to quality education. This bill should have bipartisan support, and I pledge to continue working with Secretary Devos and Senator Cruz to get it passed and signed into law by President Trump.”
President Trump invited Byrne to the roundtable to discuss the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act that he introduced earlier this year with the support of the Trump Administration. H.R. 1434 would give students and parents in Alabama and around the country the freedom they deserve to make educational decisions that are right for them by building upon the Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) model already used successfully in Alabama.
Congressman Byrne developed this legislation with Secretary Devos and Senator Cruz to respond to the President’s call for increased school choice in his State of the Union Address. H.R. 1434 has 85 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.