Education is one of the most important issues Zoe deals with as a Member of Congress. The stakes are enormous and Zoe takes seriously her responsibility to ensure that the federal government make plans and positions well to make resources available for the education of our children.
Zoe is committed to making sure that elementary and secondary schools get the resources they need to ensure that we are are "leaving no child behind." Additionally, Zoe continues to work with her colleagues in Congress to make college more affordable and accessible to students.
America's greatest resource for innovation resides within classrooms across the country. We must give students more opportunities to be highly-trained in math, science, and technology so they can turn ideas into innovations. Future innovators must reflect the diversity of our country, and we must provide opportunities for every qualified student. Zoe works with her colleagues to create a new generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to ensure that today's students get the job skills they need at any level of learning.
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SAN JOSE, C.A. – Today, in response to reports that the University of California San Francisco plans to lay-off one-third of its IT workforce in favor of H-1B employees, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren wrote to UC President Janet Napolitano, calling on her to reverse her decision to outsource American IT jobs.
The letter, sent November 1st reads:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A combined $834,759 in federal funding for new programs at San Jose State University was announced today by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose).
Two grants, awarded by the National Science Foundation, will support an interdisciplinary technology program for undergraduates and a study of astronomical science at SJSU.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced more than $827,000 in federal funds for Downtown College Prep to ensure and expand the promise of graduation for local first-generation college students.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) announced $3 million in federal funding today for the San Jose State University Research Foundation.
The federal grant, administered by the U.S. Education Department's "First in the World" grant program, is designed to support collaboration among multiple partners focused on college access and student data. At the SJSU Research Foundation, the funding will promote active learning strategies through the flipped classroom model in STEM gateway courses.
SAN JOSE, CA – Nearly all of California's Democratic Congressional Delegation have joined their voices together in an effort to urge University of California President Janet Napolitano to reconsider a recent decision to close the Lick Observatory located on Mt. Hamilton.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) delivered the following remarks today during a House Committee on Administration markup hearing considering H.R. 863, legislation that would establish a commission to study the potential creation of a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C. The committee approved the legislation by voice vote:
SAN JOSE, CA – U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) led a letter (pdf) to President Barack Obama urging strong and sustained funding for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as he prepares his FY 2015 budget. The NIF is the world's most powerful laser and the preeminent research tool in the world for inertial confinement fusion research.