Committee Info


Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The HELP Committee jurisdiction encompasses most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Aging, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The evolving global economy and the need for a highly skilled workforce create new challenges for American workers. The HELP Committee is ensuring our country's workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century through a lifetime of learning for our citizens.

The HELP Committee jurisdiction encompasses most federal labor and employment laws, including those that regulate wages and hours of employment, enforce mining and workplace health and safety, combat employment-based discrimination, and regulate union / management relations.

The HELP Committee has primary jurisdiction over private retirement plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and over railroad retirement.

Hey, My name is Benjamin Pollack and I'm a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences from South Florida. I'm majoring in Economics and Sociology and minoring in Bioethics - feel free to contact me at to talk about anything (although Medicaid or Florida politics are good topics to start). Looking forward to meeting you all!

Hey guys!
My name is Nick Shevchik and I'm a freshman at the College of Arts and Sciences. I'm an intended International Relations and Economics double major so if you have any interest in either of those fields please feel free to contact me. On the Model Congress side, I participated in Model Congress in high school and I'm on the executive board on PennMC as the national security council coordinator. I'm beyond excited for this year's conference and look forward to meeting all of you. Outside of PennMC, I'm a member of the International Affairs Association, Penn Microfinance, and am currently pledging a fraternity. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at See you soon!


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