Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA-02) and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI-08) introduced the Promoting Programming, Research, Education and Preservation in (PREP) Civics and Government Act to expand the scope of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) work to include the study of civics and government. The bill aims to increase students’ access to civics and government education and resources.
“Times have changed, and I’m concerned by the downward trend in civic engagement among young people. That’s why I’m proud to again co-lead this bipartisan legislation with Representative Dan Kildee to help ensure students learn about our history and government, and are hopefully inspired to engage in public policy, get involved, and make a difference in their communities.” – Congresswoman Ashley Hinson
“Civic engagement is critical to healthy, vibrant communities and a strong democracy. Civically engaged Americans play a part in the issues most important to their neighbors and community by voting, volunteering and voicing their opinions. Learning how to participate in our government begins when young people learn about how their government was formed and how it works—both in the classroom and in museums across the country. I am proud to introduce legislation to ensure our youth have access to civics education.” –Congressman Dan Kildee