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Washington, D.C. Tomorrow, August 1, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will visit AMSkills, a trade apprenticeship program for high school students in Clearwater, to highlight the importance of higher education reform. ‎
 
Throughout this Senate term, Rubio has advocated for alternatives to four year colleges, including apprenticeship programs like the one he will visit on Monday. Rubio began his Senate term in 2011 with over $100,000 in student loan debt – which also led him to champion less costly alternatives to higher learning and new alternatives to student loan programs.
 
Media interested in covering this event must RSVP to Alex_Burgos@rubio.senate.gov. Please indicate if you are interested in participating in pool coverage of the tour.
 
Monday, August 1, 2016
12:30 p.m. EDT
Rubio to tour AMSkills, and highlight the need for higher education reform at a media availability to follow.
AMskills, Pinellas Technical Education Center
6100 154th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 33760
 
BACKGROUND: RUBIO’S EFFORTS TO REFORM HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA AND MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE
 
Rubio has sponsored or been the lead Republican on the "Student Right To Know Before You Go Act" to improve information sharing about graduates' earning power based on their chosen degree; the "American Dream Accounts Act" to help low-income students‎; the "Higher Education Innovation Act" to establish an alternative accreditation system; the Dynamic Student Loan Repayment Act"; the "Repay Act" to simplify federal student loan repayment programs; and the "Investing In Student Success Act" to provide students with another alternative to traditional student loan programs.
 
Successfully Pushed Higher Education Data Amendment In Budget Deal Signed By President.
  • Two Rubio amendments – including one to improve higher education data and transparency (similar to the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act) – made it into the final budget deal signed by the president. 
Pressured Obama’s Education Department Into Ending Baseless Investigation of Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program