Rep Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to serve as Co-Chair of Congressional International Basic Education Caucus

The Basic Education Coalition is pleased to announce that Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) will be joining Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) as the new Co-Chair of the Congressional International Basic Education Caucus.

Congressman Fitzpatrick is a longstanding champion of foreign assistance and has continuously supported international education during his tenure in Congress. As Co-Chair of the Congressional International Basic Education Caucus, Congressman Fitzpatrick will serve as a leading voice in Congress on behalf of the millions of children around the world who struggle to gain access to a quality education.

“I am proud to join Congressman Mike Quigley as a Co-Chair of the bipartisan International Basic Education Caucus. This bipartisan group of legislators aims to support international basic education and act quickly to respond to global events that affect access to quality education,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “We will strive to create a unified voice within Congress to strengthen U.S. policy towards education for the developing world.”

“I founded the International Basic Education Caucus because I believe we have a bipartisan responsibility to help students by supporting educational programs on a global scale,” said Congressman Quigley. “Since 2015, we have encouraged our Members and our colleagues throughout Congress to invest in quality education in the developing world, improving the quality of life and economic security of the most vulnerable. I am pleased to have Congressman Fitzpatrick join as Caucus Co-Chair, and I look forward to working with him as we address our world’s pressing education challenges.”

The Basic Education Coalition is grateful for the leadership of Congressman Quigley and Congressman Fitzpatrick and we welcome future opportunities to collaborate in the 116th Congress and bolster U.S. support for international education. Congressional leadership and engagement will be integral to success as the U.S. government embarks on a new strategy to ensure that all children receive the education that they deserve.