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Education and Opportunity

Congressman Zinke believes parents and communities know how to raise their children better than Washington, D.C., which is why he opposes common core. Zinke will remain committed to restoring parent and local school board control, and support families who chose to homeschool. Every child is different and has different needs and interests. Taking a cookie-cutter approach to education fails our children.

When it comes to higher education, Zinke is committed to stopping the rising cost of college by stopping the federal government from profiting $127 billion off student loans, abolishing excess regulations that cause students of the skilled trades to shoulder more debt than their cohorts at other colleges, and he supports students in skilled trades having the same access to loan and grant opportunities that traditional two- and four-year students have.

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March 3, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Zinke Announces Congressional Art Competition for Montana High School Students

December 2, 2015 Press Release

Zinke Helps Shape K-12 Education Reforms

March 24, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) Introduce the Veterans Education Tax Security Act (VETS Act)

(Washington, DC) March 24, 2014 – Today, Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke joined with Arizona Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego in introducing the Veterans Education Tax Security Act (VETS Act). The VETS Act will ensure that disabled and deceased veterans and deceased members of the Armed Forces are not financially penalized when their federal student loans are lawfully discharged.

February 25, 2015 Press Release

Rep Zinke Votes to Make College More Affordable, Expand Opportunities for Montana


January 30, 2015 In The News

Montana's congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

HELENA – Montana’s congressional delegation split along party lines Monday night with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester praising President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, while Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Ryan Zinke criticized the president.

Tester endorsed Obama’s initiatives to help the middle-class through education nd investments in infrastructure and changes in the tax code.

January 20, 2015 Press Release

In Case You Missed It

The following opinion piece is authored by Congressman Ryan Zinke on the subject of the State of the Union address.  It was published by the Great Falls Tribune on January 19, 2015.


Great Falls Tribune