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Congressman Kerry Bentivolio invites all high school students from the Michigan's 11th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. “The House STEM App Challenge” is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their involvement in STEM education fields.
The competition is a nationwide event where high school students design an "app", also known as a software application, for a mobile phone, tablet, or computer device.
Rep. Bentivolio cosponsors Employee Rights Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11), announced his cosponsorship of the Employee Rights Act (H.R. 3485) today. This legislation empowers American workers and shields them from unfair treatment in the workplace.
“Workers should not be forced to join a union against their will,” said Rep. Bentivolio. “They deserve the freedom to choose and the privacy of a secret ballot, especially when the outcome could put their employment status at risk.”
With Boeing involved in a contract dispute with machinists at its Seattle home, U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, thinks the aircraft maker could find a very suitable new home in Michigan.
“Michigan may not have the coffee Seattle does, but what we do have is highly skilled, hardworking people with a rich history in manufacturing,” Bentivolio said in the letter dated Wednesday to Boeing CEO W. James McNerney Jr.
“We put the 20th century on the road,” he wrote. “We’d love to have the opportunity to put the 21st century in the air.”
As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.
Too many of our soldiers are finding it difficult to find jobs when they return from overseas. It’s time to help them out.
Today, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Veteran’s Entry to Apprenticeship Act, H.R. 3384. This act amends current law, specifically Title 38, to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs.
The partial shut-down is now entering its third week.
Even while the chambers disagree on the continuing spending resolution, the House did pass bills to fund:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) announced his cosponsorship of the Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution, which was introduced by Rep. Tom Graves. If enacted, this resolution funds the government for FY 2014 while fully defunding and delaying Obamacare. Rep. Bentivolio released the following statement:
Bentivolio Introduces Bipartisan Veterans’ Jobs Bill
Bill to Give Qualified Members of the Reserve Components Tiered Preference in Hiring for Civil Service Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio’s amendment to the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) passed with overwhelming support. This amendment gives the small business community a seat at the table when education policy is developed at the state level. He released the following statement on its passage: