Rep. Paul Cook Votes To Expand STEM Education
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 5031, “the STEM Education Act.” This bipartisan bill authorizes education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This bill improve K-12 competency by adding computer science to the list of disciplines.
Cook said, “To ensure a strong economic future for our country, we have to make sure our students are learning the skills they need to compete on a global level. This important bill gives students the skills they need for a successful future and will help ensure our country remains a global leader in science. ”
A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.