I am proud to represent the many fine elementary, secondary, and higher education institutions in the Second District, such as Western Kentucky University, Centre College, Asbury University, Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and branches of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

I have been a longtime supporter of improving financial literacy for Americans, especially for students and their families. I have supported legislation to help student borrowers better understand their financial obligations by receiving comprehensive counseling services.

Towards that bigger goal, I have also supported the bipartisan Net Price Calculator Improvement Act. This bill would provide better access and transparency for prospective students and their families to compare the cost of attending an institution of higher education.

I established the bipartisan Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus, which brings members of Congress together to explore how Congress can support apprenticeships as a way to help workers learn new skills. I strongly support apprenticeship programs as an opportunity for individuals to pursue a career of their choice. These programs provide students with an education, recognized credentials, and new skills for in-demand jobs as they earn strong wages. The Early Educators Apprenticeship Act and the PARTNERS Act encourage and advance work-based learning programs.

I introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). This legislation ensures continued federal support of efforts by state and local entities to recover missing and exploited children and was signed into law by President Trump.