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Rep. Kim Supports STEM Opportunities for CA-39 Students

May 18, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, the House passed bipartisan bills cosponsored by U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39) to support educational opportunities in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM).

As one the first Korean American women to serve in Congress, a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and representative of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) such as California State University – Fullerton and Mt. San Antonio College, Rep. Kim is committed to supporting STEM opportunities for students of all backgrounds.

“For America to continue to lead on the world stage, we need to guarantee our nation’s best and brightest students have the skills to confront tomorrow’s global challenges head-on. Our country’s competitiveness abroad depends on the STEM proficiency of our students. That’s why I’m committed to ensuring educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds, especially in STEM fields,” said Kim. “I’m glad the House could come together to support STEM opportunities for all students, and I’ll continue to support education and research opportunities on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.”

The House passed three bills cosponsored by Rep. Kim to support STEM opportunities for students and early-career researchers during COVID-19, including:

  • The Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act (H.R.144);
  • The MSI STEM Achievement Act (H.R.210); and,
  • The Rural STEM Education Act (H.R.2027).