Committee Info


Description

House
Education and the Workforce
http://edworkforce.house.gov/

Jurisdiction: 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 U.S. 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 (LIHEAP); Pension and retirement security for U.S. 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 (WIA), to help local communities train and retrain workers; Continuing the successful welfare reforms of 1996; Protecting the democratic rights of individual union members; Worker health and safety, including occupational safety and health; Providing greater choices and flexibility (including "comp time" or family time options) to working women and men; 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.

Graelin:
Hello everyone! My name is Graelin Mandel, and I am a freshman at the Wharton School and a Deputy Program Director for Penn Model Congress this year. I participated in Model Congress at my high school in Great Neck, Long Island for four years, and I was president of my school’s Model Congress Club in my fourth year! In college, I am a Joseph Wharton Scholar, a part of the Speakers’ Committee for the Wharton Undergraduate Real Estate Club, a founding board member of Wharton’s Fintech and Blockchain Club, a member of Tamid (an Israeli consulting and investment group), and a member of Wharton Women. I would love to hear from you! Reach out to me if you have any questions about bill writing, model congress in general, and anything related to Penn at large at graelin@wharton.upenn.edu! I am excited to meet you this March!

Dillon:
Hi everyone! My name is Dillon and I'm a freshman in the Wharton School at Penn. I'm from West Harrison, NY, and I attended Harrison High School where I participated in Model Congress for 4 years. Outside of Model Congress, I also volunteer with Relay for Life to fight to eradicate cancer. I am on the Conference Prep Committee this year for our 2017 conference, so please don't hesitate to reach out with any and all questions regarding the conference, bills, parliamentary procedure, or Penn/life in general. My email is bogartd@wharton.upenn.edu. I am looking forward to meeting you all and to an amazing conference!

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