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Encyclopedia > United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce

The Committee on Education and the Workforce is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. This standing committee has jurisdiction over education and labor issues. This is a list of U.S. Congressional committees (standing committees, joint committees and special committees) that are currently operating the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of the United States Congress. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties, usually by provided focused attention on one particular subject matter. ...

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History of the Committee

Attempts were made to create a congressional committee on education and labor since the early congresses but issues over congresses constitutional ability to oversee such issues delayed the committees formation. Finally, on March 21, 1867 the Committee on Education and Labor was founded following the end of the Civil War and during the rapid industrialization of America. On December 19, 1883 the committee was divided into two, one overseeing Education and the other Labor. The committees again merged on January 2, 1947 after the passage of the Legislative Reorganization Act, becoming the Committee on Education and Labor. On January 4, 1995 , the Committee was renamed once again the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities and finally renamed the Committee on Education and the Workforce on January 7, 1997 . 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln Jefferson Davis Strength 1,556,678 (of whom many signed multiple enlistment contracts) 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  {{{notes... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Organization

The committee is composed of 49 member of the House of Representatives, 27 from the Republican Party and 22 from the Democratic Party. Members are chosen by their party's caucus and the committee is led by a chairman. The current Chairman is Representative John Boehner (R-OH). The committee also has five subcommittees. The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... John Andrew Boehner (pronounced BAY-ner) (born November 17, 1949), is an American politician of the Republican Party who serves as House Majority Leader, and a U.S. Representative from the eighth congressional district of Ohio (map), which includes several southwestern counties along the Indiana border and which he has...


Jurisdiction

The Education and workforce committee oversees all federal eduction and labor programs and initiatives including the controversial program No Child Left Behind Act . The programs also include Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ...


Education

  • Elementary and secondary education initiatives, including the No Child Left Behind Act, school choice for low-income families, special education (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ), teacher quality & teacher training, scientifically-based reading instruction, and vocational and technical education
  • Higher education programs (the Higher Education Act), to support college access for low and middle-income students and help families pay for college
  • Early childhood & preschool education programs including Head Start
  • School lunch and child nutrition programs
  • Financial oversight of the United States Department of Education
  • Programs and services for the care and treatment of at-risk youth, child abuse prevention, and child adoption
  • Educational research and improvement
  • Adult education
  • Anti-poverty programs, including the Community Services Block Grant Act and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

School choice describes one form of publicly-funded alternative education program that allows students to choose to attend any of various participating private and public schools, usually based on a system of vouchers or scholarships. ... The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a United States law, most recently amended in 2004, meant to ensure a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, designed to their individualized needs in the Least Restricted Environment. ... Head Start is a program of the US governments Department of Health and Human Services which focuses on assisting three- and four-year-old children from low-income families. ... The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ...

Labor

  • Pension and retirement security for workers
  • Access to quality health care for working families and other employee benefits
  • Job training, adult education, and workforce development initiatives, including those under the Workforce Investment Act ,to help local communities train and retrain workers;
  • Continuing the welfare reforms of 1996
  • Protecting the democratic rights of individual union members
  • Worker health and safety, including occupational safety and health
  • Equal employment opportunity and civil rights in employment
  • Wages and hours of labor, including the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Workers compensation , and family and medical leave
  • All matters dealing with relationships between employers and employees

A pension is a steady income paid to a person (usually after retirement). ... The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 is an Act of Congress passed August 7, 1998. ... Welfare reform is the name for a political movement in countries with a state-administered social welfare system to institute changes in that system, generally in a more conservative direction. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... It has been suggested that Occupational_Safety_and_Health_Act be merged into this article or section. ... The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, ch. ... Workers compensation programs and laws exist to protect employees who are injured while on the job. ...

Current Members

Republicans

Thomas Evert Tom Petri (born May 28, 1940), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing the Sixth Congressional District of Wisconsin. ... Howard McKeon Howard Philip McKeon (born September 9, 1938), known as Buck McKeon, American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 25th District of California (map). ... Michael Newbold Mike Castle (born July 2, 1939) is an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Rep. ... Mark Edward Souder (born July 18, 1950) is an American politician who is serving his fifth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indianas Third Congressional District. ... Charles Whitlow Norwood Jr. ... Vernon James Ehlers (born February 6, 1934), American politician, is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 3rd District of Michigan. ... Judy Biggert speaks to a class of high school students. ... Todd Russell Platts (b. ... Patrick Joseph Tiberi (born October 21, 1962) is an American politician from Ohio. ... Richard Keller (born September 5, 1964), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 8th District of Florida (map). ... Congressman Tom Osborne Thomas William Osborne (born February 23, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska) is a former football coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a current Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraskas 3rd Congressional district (map). ... There is more than one person referred to as Joe Wilson: Addison G. Joe Wilson is a Representative from South Carolina. ... Jon Christopher Porter (born May 16, 1955), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, the first representative elected from the Third Congressional District of Nevada. ... John Kline (born September 6, 1947 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American politician. ... Marilyn N. Musgrave (born January 27, 1949), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 4th District of Colorado. ... Bob Inglis (born October 11, American politician born in Bluffton, South Carolina. ... Fifth Congressional District of Washington Cathy Anne McMorris is a Republican politician. ... Kenny Marchant, a Republican from Texas, was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. ... There are articles for several people named Tom Price: Thomas Price, former premier of South Australia; Tom Price (US politician); Tom Price (hockey player); There is also a town of Tom Price, Western Australia. ... Luis Fortuño, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico Luis G. Fortuño (born October 31, 1960) is a corporate lawyer and politician from Puerto Rico affiliated with the New Progressive Party and the United States Republican Party. ... Rep. ... Charles Boustany (born February 21, 1956) represents Louisianas 7th Congressional District as a Republican since winning an open race in 2004. ... Virginia Foxx (born June 29, 1943) is a Republican Congresswoman from the 5th Congressional district of North Carolina (see[map]) first elected in 2004. ... Thelma D. Drake (born November 20, 1949) is an American politician and a member of the Republican party from the state of Virginia. ... John R. Randy Kuhl is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. ...

Democrats

George Miller (born May 17, 1945), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1975, representing the 7th District of California. ... Dale Edward Kildee (born September 16, 1929), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan since 1977. ... Major Owens Major Robert Odell Owens (born June 28, 1936) is a New York politician, currently representing the states 11th Congressional district (map),in the U.S. House. ... Donald Milford Payne (b. ... Robert Ernest Andrews (born August 4, 1957) is an American politician. ... Robert C. Scott Robert Cortez Scott (b. ... Rep. ... Rubén E. Hinojosa (born August 20, 1940), American politician, has been the Democratic representative for the Texas 15th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997. ... Carolyn McCarthy Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the Fourth Congressional District (map), since 1997. ... John F. Tierney (born September 18, 1951), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 6th District of Massachusetts (map). ... Ronald James Ron Kind (born March 16, 1963), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the Third Congressional District of Wisconsin (map). ... Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party. ... Congressman David Wu Alternate meaning: David Wu (musician) David Wu (吳振偉, pinyin: Wú ZhènwÄ›i) (born April 8, 1955) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Oregon, representing the states first congressional district (map). ... Rush Dew Holt (born October 15, 1948) is an American politician and the current U.S. Representative for New Jerseys 12th Congressional District (map). ... Susan Davis Susan A. Davis (born April 13, 1944), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 53rd District of California (map). ... Betty McCollum (born July 12, 1954) is an American politician from the state of Minnesota. ... Danny K. Davis (born September 6, 1941), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 7th District of Illinois (map). ... Raúl M. Grijalva (born February 19, 1948), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 7th District of Arizona (map). ... Chris Van Hollen Christopher Van Hollen, Jr. ... Timothy J. Ryan (born July 16, 1973) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, who is a U.S. representative for the 17th congressional district of Ohio (map), serving since 2003. ... Timothy H. Bishop (b. ... John Barrow (born October 31, 1955), American politician, is currently a Democratic Congressman from Georgias 12th District ( map), having defeated incumbent Republican Max Burns in the 2004 election. ...

Subcommittees

  • Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness. Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA) Chairman
  • Subcommittee on Education Reform. Representative Michael N. Castle (R-DE)Chairman
  • Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations. Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX) Chairman
  • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Charlie Norwood (R-GA) Chairman
  • Subcommittee on Select Education Patrick Tiberi (R-OH) Chairman

Howard McKeon Howard Philip McKeon (born September 9, 1938), known as Buck McKeon, American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 25th District of California (map). ... Michael Newbold Mike Castle (born July 2, 1939) is an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Rep. ... Charles Whitlow Norwood Jr. ...

External links

  • Official Homepage
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United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (624 words)
The Committee on Education and the Workforce is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.
On January 4, 1995, the Committee was renamed once again the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities and finally renamed the Committee on Education and the Workforce on January 7, 1997.
The committee is composed of 49 member of the House of Representatives, 27 from the Republican Party and 22 from the Democratic Party.
United States House of Representatives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5971 words)
The United States House of Representatives is, along with the United States Senate, one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States.
The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the flish squares across the top), which display each member's name and vote as votes are in progress.
The largest committee of the House is the Committee of the Whole, which, as its name suggests, consists of all members of the House.
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