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Education

In order to compete in a global economy, young people must be able to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century.  To achieve this, Congressman Pallone believes local schools and teachers must be provided with adequate resources and compensation, and a strong emphasis must be placed on hiring and retaining highly trained and talented teaching professionals.

Expanding access to higher education is an investment in the nation’s future and economic strength. Congressman Pallone represents world-class universities in the sixth district, and college affordability remains a priority of his in Congress. He is committed to increasing Pell Grants for students and has supported legislation to keep student loan interest rates low and outlaw predatory student loan practices.

  • Congressman Pallone is the cosponsor of H.R. 1880 – College for All Act (Jayapal) which would make public colleges and universities tuition-free for working families and significantly reduce student debt by reducing student loan interest rates for new borrowers in half and enabling existing borrowers to refinance their loans.
  • Congressman Pallone is the cosponsor of H.R. 2451 - Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act (Davis) which expands and permanently safeguards the Pell Grant program; improves the purchasing power of Pell Grants, permanently indexes the maximum grant to inflation, shift the Pells Grant program to fully mandatory funding, restores eligibility for defrauded students, and expands eligibility to DREAMers.

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July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that seven requests for Community Funded Projects he submitted to the Appropriations Committee for New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District passed in the House of Representatives. The remaining requests Pallone made are expected to receive a vote in the coming months.

The projects that passed the House include:

July 13, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that ten requests for Community Funded Projects he submitted to the Appropriations Committee for New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District will advance in the House of Representatives. These requests are included in House appropriations bills that are expected to receive a vote on the House Floor in the coming months.

The projects include:

July 8, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today honored the recipients of the Congressional Award, U.S. Service Academy nominees for class of 2024 and 2025 and the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Sixth Congressional District High School Art Competition during a virtual Congressional Awards Ceremony.

Pallone honored the recipients of the Congressional Award given in 2020 and 2021. Created by his predecessor, the late U.S. Rep. Jim Howard, the Congressional Award recognizes the initiative, achievement, and volunteer services of young people. The recipients include:

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced the launch of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) application period and urged local schools and libraries to apply for funding to help students, teachers, and library patrons get the tools they need to connect to the Internet from home.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced nearly $210 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students associated with New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey will receive $267,527,208 to support COVID-19 screening testing for teachers, staff, and students so that schools can safely re-open for in-person instruction. The funding is part of the American Rescue Plan that Pallone authored in the U.S. House of Representatives and President Biden signed into law last week. State and certain local health departments should expect to receive the funding by early April.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on the introduction of The Heroes Act in the House of Representatives today:

September 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Rutgers University has been awarded six National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling more than $2,700,000.

"Rutgers University continues to show its dedication to pursing new scientific initiatives," Pallone said. "I am extremely proud of their accomplishments and I look forward to any new scientific research these funds will support."

The NSF grants include:

"Tripods+X:Res: Collaborative Research: Identification of Gene Regulatory Network Function from Data,"- $190,000.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Rutgers University has been awarded a new National Science Foundation grant of  $856,337. The grant will support a project to help students learn to use different kinds of evidence in thinking about and creating models of complex systems. The project transforms the way simulations are used to help students develop scientific practices, epistemologies, and content knowledge within elementary school science classrooms. 

October 5, 2017 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ-  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on his vote against H.Con.Res. 71 – the Fiscal Year 2018 Republican Budget Resolution.