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  • Jordan chairs college free speech hearing with Adam Carolla, Ben Shapiro
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) chaired a joint subcommittee hearing today examining free speech on college campuses. Featured witnesses at the hearing included comedian Adam Carolla and commentator Ben Shapiro, who testified about their first-hand experiences being the targets of activists on college campuses. They testified with law professor Nadine Strossen, college administrator Dr. Michael Zimmerman, and Fred Lawrence with the Anti-Defamation League, about the increasingly alarming attacks ... Read more

  • Op-ed: We Must Protect Free Speech on College Campuses
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    By Rep. Jim Jordan “The history of intellectual growth and discovery clearly demonstrates the need for unfettered freedom, the right to think the unthinkable, discuss the unmentionable, and challenge the unchallengeable.” This quote, taken from the 1974 Woodward Report at Yale, summarizes the policy that was, for years, the gold standard of what free speech on campus should look like. But conservatives, and many liberals, too, recognize that many colleges and universities in our great country ha... Read more

  • Jordan calls for subpoena of former federal student aid COO over improper payments
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    “Today’s hearing highlights exactly what American taxpayers hate about the federal government,” said Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today, calling for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to subpoena a former Department of Education official during a hearing. The Oversight committee hearing, entitled “Improper Payments in the Federal Government: Student Aid,” looked at the Education Department’s high rate of improper payments, most of which are overpayments (Improper payments are... Read more

  • Jordan Announces 2016 Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) has announced the 2016 Congressional Art Contest and encouraged high school students in the Fourth Congressional District to submit their best artwork to their schools. Up to two winners may be chosen from each high school, and students must be residents of the Fourth Congressional District to be eligible. The fourteen counties in the Fourth Congressional District include Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Crawford, Logan, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Union and parts of E... Read more

  • Jordan to sponsor sleigh rides, raise awareness at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums on Presidents’ Day
    Posted in Press Release on February 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont on Presidents’ Day, February 15, to raise awareness about the Library and Museums and to encourage students to appreciate Ohio presidential history. Jordan will sponsor horse-drawn sleigh rides for the first 100 children who can correctly answer presidential trivia questions, including those about our 19th president. The questions are provided at www.rbhayes.org so kids can research the... Read more