Klobuchar and Hoeven have put forward bipartisan legislation to help cut red tape, increase exports, and add 100 new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) schools

WEST FARGO, N.D. – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today met with students at Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School and West Fargo’s Sheyenne High School to discuss their bipartisan Innovate America Act and to highlight the schools’ efforts to prepare students for advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum.

“To stay competitive in the global economy, we need a 21st century education system that prepares our students for the jobs of tomorrow,” Klobuchar said. “It was great to see students in Minnesota and North Dakota engaged and enthusiastic about science, technology, engineering, and math. I am committed to working across the aisle with Senator Hoeven to build on this momentum and pass our legislation that will expand opportunities for all students to succeed.”

“Sheyenne High School and Horizon Middle School have done a wonderful job of using project-based learning to prepare STEM students for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Hoeven. “Our legislation will help schools across the country do the same thing. The future of our nation and our ability to compete in a global economy will depend on STEM education, training and research. Our legislation will help ensure that America remains competitive.”

The Innovate America Act would add 100 new STEM schools, support scientific research and help remove burdensome regulations for small- and medium-sized businesses. The legislation would also help increase the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized businesses by promoting and rewarding schools, technical colleges and universities that focus on science, technology, engineering and math, as well as removing red tape and reducing production costs for manufacturing businesses.