Committee Info


Education and the Workforce

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.


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