Legislative Update: House and Senate Announce Democratic Committee Assignments

Democrats in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have announced their committee assignments for the 113th Congress, and some changes could impact Career Technical Education (CTE).

Senator Blumenthal (CT), a CTE supporter, and Senator Merkley (OR) will be leaving the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Senators Christopher Murphy (CT), Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Tammy Baldwin (WI) will join HELP. On the Senate Appropriations Committee, which handles funding for federal programs, Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) will be leaving. View the full list of Democratic Senate Committee assignments here.

The House Education and the Workforce Committee will include several additional Democratic members including Representatives Jared Polis (CO), Gregorio Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands), and Joe Courtney (CT). The House Appropriations Committee will also add several Democrats including Representatives Tim Ryan (OH), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL), and Steve Israel (NY).

Review a current list of Congressional leadership for the 113th Congress on our Congressional Contacts webpage.

Kara Herbertson, Research and Policy Manager

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