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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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    Congressman Taylor Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

    PLANO - U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) today announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ Third Congressional District is now underway. The winning artist’s work will be displayed in the national exhibition in Washington, DC. Congressman Van Taylor said, "I'm excited to once again host the Congressional Art Competition and recognize the incredibly talented artists who call Texas' Third Congressional District home." The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982. To dat...

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

    WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) announced his nomination of thirty-eight students from Texas' Third Congressional District to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Van Taylor said, "Nothing gives me more pride than seeing young Americans stand up to serve their country. These selfless men and women are sure to have an incredible impact on their communities and their entire nation and I am honored to represent them in Congress." The U.S. Service Academi...

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    Rep. Taylor Recognizes Plano Police Officer Art Parker on House Floor

    WASHINGTON - This week, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) recognized Plano Police Officer Arthur "Art" Parker for his thirty-four years of dedicated service to the Plano, Texas community upon his retirement on the House Floor. While speaking in the House Chamber, Rep. Taylor stated,"During his tenure as a school resource officer, Art made headlines for his incredible ability to memorize the names of over 20,000 students. In 2015, Officer Parker was the first ever school resource officer to be named...

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    Rep. Taylor Kicks Off 'Valentines for Veterans' at Aldridge Elementary

    RICHARDSON – U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) joined students at Aldridge Elementary in Richardson to kick off his annual Valentines for Veterans program. Each year, Congressman Taylor encourages Collin County teachers and students to create valentines that will be hand-delivered to veterans at the VA North Texas Healthcare System in Dallas. This morning, Congressman Taylor joined students and faculty at Aldridge Elementary to kick off his Valentines for Veterans program and spoke with the Al...

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    Rep. Taylor Thanks Athletic Director Brence on House Floor

    WASHINGTON - Last night, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) recognized Plano ISD Athletic Director Gerald Brence for his thirty-nine years of public service and to congratulate him on his retirement. While speaking in the House Chamber, Rep. Taylor said, “During his tenure, the Plano Senior Wildcats secured a state championship title in 1994 and made five trips to the state quarter finals.” He continued, “One of the most-winning coaches in Plano Senior High’s history, Coach Brence has earned th...

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    Now Accepting Spring Internship Applications

    PLANO - U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) is now accepting internship applications for the Spring 2020 semester in both his Washington, DC and Collin County offices. Congressional internships provide valuable insight into the daily functions of government at the federal level. Students gain invaluable work experience while learning about legislative issues, constituent services, public policy, and the inner workings of a Congressional office. Congressman Taylor stated, "Each semester, I have t...

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