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Westerman Statement on H.R. 3397, the Building Blocks of STEM Act

February 13, 2018
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (February 13) upon passage of H.R. 3397, the Building Blocks of STEM Act:

“Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play important roles in today’s economy, and our education system should prepare young people for careers in these fields,” Westerman said. “This bipartisan bill promotes STEM education for female students under the age of 10. Grants funded as a result of this bill would support the development of STEM curriculum by institutions and non-profit organizations partnering with local schools. Along with encouraging STEM programs in our schools, these grants will give young women additional tools to compete in the 21st Century economy.”