As a former schoolteacher, Janice Hahn understands the importance of quality education.
She is dedicated to ensuring the next generation has access to a first-rate education and the tools to drive our economy forward. Our country is strongest when our workers are trained with the knowledge and ingenuity to perform at the highest levels. Every child should have the opportunity to reach that horizon and fulfill the American Dream.
In Congress, Janice is fighting to make sure the federal government fulfills its funding commitments. Janice supports policies that empower local classroom teachers and school principals, not politicians and bureaucrats, because educators need to be given greater authority to improve the quality of education in our schools, colleges and universities.
Janice is fighting for the students and families of the 44th district. She will ensure that early childhood education programs across the district receive the funding they need to educate our young children. High school students must also receive a solid academic foundation to successfully graduate from school.
Janice believes in making college affordable for everyone and she’ll work to ensure that Pell Grants and other forms of financial assistance are made available to students and their families. Janice understands the challenges recent graduates face, and has written H.R. 4286, the “Student Loan Grace Period Extension Act,” to extend the grace period before graduates have to begin repaying their loans from six months to a year.