Last Friday, I was proud to join President Obama on his visit to Baltimore as part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunities Tour, which is focused on growing our economy and supporting the creation of well-paying middle class jobs.
During his visit to Baltimore, the President highlighted the importance of early childhood education while visiting Moravia Park Elementary School, which is home to a Judy Center – named in tribute to my wife, Judith Hoyer, who was Supervisor of Early Childhood Education for Prince George’s County. Judy Centers provide children ages birth to five and their families with access to comprehensive services, including preventive health screenings, counseling, and dental check-ups, that complement the early childhood education they receive. By integrating these services, Judy Centers have proven to be effective in helping students become fully ready for kindergarten, and ought to serve as a national model. I continue to advocate for legislation to build on their success by expanding full service community schools throughout the country.
Congressman Hoyer, President Obama, and Principal
William Allen at Moravia Park Elementary School
I also joined the President as he visited Ellicott Dredges, a manufacturer in Baltimore, and I’m pleased he announced an initiative that will help cut timelines in half for major infrastructure projects. By modernizing our infrastructure, we can help our businesses get their products to market and promote the export of U.S. goods, which is a core component of the Make It In America jobs plan I’m leading in Congress. Together with the President and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I’m hopeful we can take additional steps to ensure businesses like Ellicott Dredges can expand and create jobs here in Maryland and across the country.
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