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March 14, 2019 Press Release
Signing an athletic scholarship with a school should not be a moratorium on your rights to your name, image, and self-worth. It’s time to bring equity to student-athletes and fix the injustices that exist in the current NCAA model. After nearly two years of discussions with players and leaders, we are introducing legislation that won’t cost the NCAA or our schools a single dollar, while empowering college athletes with the same opportunities that every American should have in a free-market.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
“That’s what it comes down to for Walker: a basic right. ‘We’re not asking the NCAA or a university to pay a single dollar to any student athlete at any point in time,’ he says. ‘The only thing we’re doing is to remove the ban. When they have to sign over and put a moratorium on their likeness and image, we think that’s un-American.'"
March 11, 2019 Press Release
The American story is a history of second chances. From prison to prosperity, we must continue to restore families, heal communities, and help people find redemption. Second Chance Month will promote these opportunities and honor the nonprofit organizations and employers who are empowering individuals with life change.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
"Signing on with a university, if you’re a student-athlete, should not be (a) moratorium on your rights as an individual," Walker said. "Here’s the thing: We’re not asking the university, we’re not asking the NCAA to pay a single dollar into this. You’ve done your part offering a full scholarship. Just don’t restrict the rest of it."
February 22, 2019 Press Release
GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) was named an AbilityOne Champion at Greensboro Industries of the Blind on West Gate City Boulevard.
As the husband of a proud two-time Winston-Salem State University graduate and being privileged to represent North Carolina A&T State University, the largest public HBCU in the country, I know the value Congress can play in fostering partnerships to help our HBCU schools and students succeed. By fostering bipartisan and multi-industry relationships, we can help HBCUs with a pipeline from potential-filled students to prosperous workers.
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program provides low-income students the chance to succeed and break the cycle of poverty by helping them to escape failing or underperforming schools. We need to reauthorize this program and the great results it has produced, raising graduation rates and improving all education centers – traditional public schools, charter schools and private schools.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve on these committees and what it means for our ability to represent the people of North Carolina with diligence and principle. The security, education and workforce of Americans are all issues intimately linked to our nation’s future.
In April, Walker and Richmond penned an op-ed for The Hill calling on congressional leadership – of both parties – to dedicate the resources and afford criminal justice reform the national attention it deserves.
December 20, 2018 Press Release
While the Farm Bill gave our agriculture community needed certainty, it also missed a key opportunity to free trapped Americans from a system and cycle of poverty. Every person who cares about those struggling families should applaud this action by Secretary Perdue and the Trump Administration, leading where Congress failed.