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May 14, 2018 Press Release
"Signing a scholarship with a university should not be a moratorium on an athlete’s ability to use his or her name and image, or to attain a livable wage for their talent. We owe it to our college athletes to build a better system that incentivizes them to finish school, rewards their achievements and gives them opportunity and hope for the future."
April 16, 2018 Press Release
"Incarceration statistics paint a grim picture of the nightmare millions face: 2.7 million children under the age of 18 have an incarcerated parent; there are more jails than colleges in the United States; non-violent drug offenses account for almost half of the total population in federal prisons; and taxpayers spend more than $70 billion each year to incarcerate 1 in 100 American adults," Walker and Richmond write. "Even worse, these wasted dollars make us all less safe. We have the opportunity to restore families and help people find redemption instead of condemnation."
April 12, 2018 Press Release
The McClatchy D.C. Bureau highlighted Rep. Walker's efforts to increase diversity and engagement on Capitol Hill through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As the article states: "[Vashti] Hinton, a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University graduate, recently landed a job in the office of Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., the first full time hire from a unique three-year-old internship program created by Reps. Alma Adams, D-N.C., and Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., to help improve Congress’ poor showing when it comes to staff diversity."
April 11, 2018 Press Release
"The release of the 2017 ‘Nation’s Report Card’ shows the stark reality that we are failing to prepare our children to live prosperous lives and ultimately pushing the American Dream out of reach. This report is not an indictment on the teachers and administrators who work passionately to serve our students, but ultimately highlights the failures of a system of bureaucratic mandates and one-size-fits-all policies that prioritize meeting arbitrary standards rather than what is best for each student."
March 14, 2018 Press Release
"Education is an essential rung on the ladder for opportunity and prosperity. That’s why it is critical that our children feel safe while learning, and that our communities and law enforcement officials are empowered with resources to keep our schools secure. By passing this legislation to train and assist schools in identifying and stopping threats, we will allow teachers, administrators and parents to focus on educating our next generation of leaders."
February 28, 2018 Press Release
"By building bridges across communities and business sectors, and by forging relationships between private and public organizations, I believe we can work together for the betterment of our students. The 2018 HBCU Fly-In served as the nucleus for these and other important conversations."
February 15, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), as part of Black History Month, will host the "Second Annual HBCU Fly-in: Advancing Opportunity and Entrepreneurship.” Walker and Scott have invited the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in a daylong conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:

December 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) this week gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to congratulate the North Carolina A&T State University football team on winning the 2017 Celebration Bowl and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) National Championship.

December 21, 2017 Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today announced that he has nominated 13 North Carolina High School students for appointment to one of the United States' service academies —the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy—for the Class of 2022.