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Education

Every child should have access to a quality education, whether they are educated in a public school, private school, or at home. The best way to provide children with quality education is to have local governments determine the best curricula for their students, not through federal micromanagement. Education is not a “one size fits all” issue, and that has been the federal government’s approach for too long. Education serves to prepare our students for the 21st century job market – but the job market on the Eastern Shore is different from the job market in Baltimore City, and public schools should have the freedom to tailor their curricula to the specific and unique needs of their communities.

Unfortunately, despite huge investments, not every public school is equal. Children should not be subjected to a poor-quality education because of their home address, which is why I am a strong proponent of school choice. Charter schools in Maryland have empowered parents to seek out a better education for their children, and voucher programs would enable low-income families to enroll their students in private schools if the local public school system is failing them.

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July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $10,183,082 federal grant to Shore Up! Inc., a non-profit Community Action Partnership in Salisbury whose focus is to help people reach personal economic independence.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader once again to urge them to put a stop to higher education institutions’ vaccine mandates.  This follows Dr.

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader to urge them to put a stop to University of Maryland System vaccine mandates given the recent acknowledgement by the CDC and a published study out of Israel citing a strong correlation between the COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis or pericarditis, mostly in young men, typically between the age of 16-30.  The CDC will now convene a meeting of its immunization practices advisory committee this Friday to examine the evidence

June 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., announced his annual military service academy information event for high school students interested in pursuing a Congressional nomination to attend one of the nation’s military service academies.  The virtual forum will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 5:30PM, and will run approximately 90 minutes.

April 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., expressed disappointment after the University System of Maryland mandated that all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinate

February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., is once again calling for the reopening of schools following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releasing guidance today to help schools execute this essential action.  Congressman Harris has called for school reopenings since last summer, including recently

February 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., is again urging the counties across Maryland to open schools immediately following President Biden’s CDC Director stating that data illustrates vaccinating teachers is not a pre-requisite for safely opening schools.  Congressman Harris has championed re-opening schools since last summer, pointing out the greater danger to children f

October 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of $102,700 in federal grants to three recipients on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency.  Funds will be used to purchase a police vehicle, purchase and outfit a bookmobile to serve rural communities not served by a physical library, and to purchase furnishings and computers for a day care center.

September 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $199,033 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.  Funding originated from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program, which was created by Congress to ensure that skilled personnel are available to serve the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities assisted through vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, and independent living programs.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of $1,167,605 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education to multiple post-secondary institutions that serve residents of the First Congressional District.  Funds were awarded from the Student Support Services Program, which aims to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Specific grant allocations are listed below: