As a product of public schools and the father of two young boys, I know that quality education is vital to our future. I worked my way through college and believe every student who works hard should be able to afford a college education. In Congress, I've worked to ease the burden on students and lower student loan interest rates - and have stood up to Republican efforts to cut Pell Grants. One of the first bills I cosponsored was the All-Year ACCESS Act, which expands access to Pell Grants for students attending class year-round.
I am proud to have been endorsed by the California Teachers Association.