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May 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) last week reached out to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to ask for their support in maintaining the federal Pell Grant program, and to help establish year-round access to Pell Grants.

April 21, 2017 Page

High school seniors in 14 North Carolina counties have until May 10 to apply for the J. Howard Coble Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for deserving students who demonstrate the ideals and leadership qualities of the late Congressman Howard Coble and who plan to further their education by studying political science or a related field.

March 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted an engaging and productive discussion with Presidents and Chancellors from 89 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday in an event called the HBCU Fly-In.

February 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today joined Elizabeth Prann from America's News Headquarters on Fox News to discuss his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, Republican party outreach, Obamacare replacement, and the 2017 conservative agenda. 

February 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today gave a speech at the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference where he talked about the opportunities that lie ahead for the Republican Party and our nation. He also challenged the audience to listen to people with opposing views, and to work hard to share the conservative message of economic prosperity and upward mobility with new communities. 

February 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a first of its kind event, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and have invited the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in a daylong conference at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, February 28th. Currently, there are approximately 85 registered HBCU Presidents scheduled to attend.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) honored Rockingham County’s 1SG(R) David Bray as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for February, 2017.
 
Each month, Rep. Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.
 

February 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) on Wednesday, February 8th, announced that he – with U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) – would be hosting a daylong conference with Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, February 28th.

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January 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) yesterday introduced the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A-PLUS), a bill that would empower parents, teachers and local administrators to better address the needs of students and schools in their communities.

January 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today gave the keynote address at the launch event for The Heritage Foundation's Center for Education Policy. He also announced that later today he will be re-introducing the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) Act.