Congressman Van Taylor Introduces Dual Credit Innovation Act

    Yesterday, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) and his colleague Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) reintroduced the Dual Credit Innovation Act. This bill aims to both expand dual credit offerings and create a forum to share innovative best practices between education institutions across the nation. Representative Taylor stated, "Our next generation of engineers, public servants, and doctors are sitting in high school classrooms across the nation. The future of our country is in their hands and dual cr...

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    Rep. Van Taylor Announces Winner of 2020 Congressional App Challenge

    PLANO - Today, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), as well as several honorable mentions. While discussing this year's submissions, Representative Taylor stated, "I would like to thank the students who participated in this year's Congressional App Challenge. My office received over 30 app submissions this year, and I'm extremely impressed with the level of talent and innovation exhibited by these young leaders. The STEM field is so i...

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    Congressman Van Taylor Announces 2020 Congressional Youth Advisory Council

    PLANO - Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced the selected participants for his 2020 - 2021 Congressional Youth Advisory Council program which met virtually for the first time this past Saturday. Each year, the Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the federal government, discuss public policy and local Collin County issues, and interact with their federal representative and congressional staff while serving their ...

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    Congressman Van Taylor Announces Virtual U.S. Service Academies Forum

    PLANO - On Tuesday, September 28, 2020, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) will launch his Virtual U.S. Service Academies Information Forum on his website. The virtual forum will feature information about obtaining a Congressional Nomination to attend one of the United States Service Academies and include information directly from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. All high school and middle school students who reside wit...

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    Congressman Van Taylor Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge

    PLANO - Today, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced his office is now accepting entries for the . Each year, the Congressional App Challenge presents an opportunity for innovative middle school and high school students to put their skills to work on any platform and in any programming language they desire to create their own app. The winning apps are eligible to be featured in the U.S. Capitol Building and on the Congressional App Challenge website. Congressman Van Taylor stated, "Recog...

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    Rep. Taylor Announces Congressional Youth Advisory Council

    PLANO - Today, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced the launch of his 2020-2021 Congressional Youth Advisory Council. Each year, the Congressional Youth Advisory Council offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the federal government, discuss public policy and local Collin County issues, and interact with their federal representative and congressional staff while serving their community. Congressman Taylor shared, "I'm always inspired by the outstanding students and future le...

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    Rep. Taylor Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

    PLANO – Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced the twenty students from Texas' Third Congressional District nominated to United States Service Academies or United States preparatory schools this fall. Congressman Taylor shared, "It is my honor to congratulate and recognize these outstanding young leaders on receiving appointments to our prestigious U.S. Service Academies. I am inspired by each and every one of these students who are willing to serve a much greater cause th...

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    Congressman Taylor Congratulates Congressional Youth Advisory Council

    PLANO - Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced graduates of the 2019 – 2020 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). This marks the inaugural class of Congressman Taylor’s youth program for Texas’ Third Congressional District. "I want to congratulate the forty one students who graduated from this year’s Congressional Youth Advisory Council,” said Congressman Taylor. “To every member of our Council, each of you has the potential to shape our nation in bold new ways, and...

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    Congressman Van Taylor Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner

    PLANO – Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced the complete list of winners for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Following the closure of area schools stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s competition was moved to a fully online submission and art exhibition. Congressman Taylor said, “I want to thank the students who showed a true determination to rise above the adversity posed by COVID-19 to participate in this year’s competition. I applaud you for sh...

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    Congressman Van Taylor Requests Standardized Testing Waiver from Department of Education

    PLANO - Today, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) sent a letter to the United States Department of Education regarding standardized testing amidst uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Addressed to United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the letter urges the Department of Education to grant a waiver to the State of Texas on certain federal requirements for states, including the requirement to administer standardized testing. In the letter, Congressman Van Taylor states, "I write ...

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