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.

Hi! I am currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in the College of Arts and Science. My intended major is Biology with a minor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies. I am from Nashville, Tennessee. I have an interest in health care on both a local and global scale. Some extracurricular activities I participate in aside from Model Congress are GlobeMed, Roberson Cooper Scholars, and the Minority Association of Pre-Health. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. I am looking forward to a great conference!

Hi! I'm Samantha and I'm a freshman at Penn in the Wharton School. I'm undecided on my concentrations, but I'm considering Marketing, Management, and Finance for now. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and attended math/science academies for both middle and high school. While I didn't do Model Congress in high school, I was the head speechwriter for two We the People units. At Penn, I worked with a sustainability magazine my first semester, and I'm currently looking to find a few service opportunities for my second semester. If you have any questions about Penn, please feel free to email me at I look forward to meeting you all soon, and I hope to make your Penn MC experience an amazing one!


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