Members

Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina (Chair)Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina (Vice Chair)Rep. Duncan Hunter, California
Rep. David P. Roe, Tennessee
Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
Rep. Tim Walberg, Michigan
Rep. Brett Guthrie, Kentucky
Rep. Todd Rokita, Indiana
Rep. Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania
Rep. Luke Messer, Indiana
Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama
Rep. Dave Brat, Virginia
Rep. Mike D. Bishop, Michigan
Rep. Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York
Rep. Rick Allen, Georgia 
Rep. Jason Lewis, Minnesota
Rep. Francis Rooney, Florida
Rep. Paul Mitchell, Michigan
Rep. Tom Garrett, Virginia
Rep. Lloyd Smucker, Pennsylvania
Rep. Drew Ferguson, Georgia

 

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
(Ranking Member), Virginia
Rep. Susan Davis, California
Rep Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona
Rep. Joe Courtney, Connecticut
Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio
Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado
Rep. Gregorio Sablan, Northern Mariana Islands
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, Florida
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon
Rep. Mark Takano, California
Rep. Alma S. Adams, North Carolina
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, California
Rep. Donald Norcross, New Jersey
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Illinois

 

Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
Rep. Todd Rokita, Indiana, chair

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development

Rep. Brett Guthrie, Kentucky, chair

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama, chair

Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
Rep. Tim Walberg, Michigan, chair

Note: Additional information about subcommittee assignments will be provided at a later date.


Jurisdiction

The House Education and the Workforce Committee oversees programs that affect all Americans, from early learning and higher education to job training and retirement security. The following programs and policies fall within the committee’s jurisdiction:

Education and Human Services Policy

  • 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), and teacher quality and training;
  • Higher education programs, including the Higher Education Act, which supports college access for low- and middle-income students and helps families pay for college;
  • Job training, adult education, and workforce development initiatives, including those under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which help local communities train and retrain workers;
  • Early childhood care and preschool education programs, including Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant;
  • Career and technical education programs;
  • School lunch and child nutrition programs;
  • Programs for the care and treatment of at-risk youth, child abuse prevention, and adoption;
  • Programs for older Americans;
  • Educational research and improvement;
  • Work requirements under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program created in the 1996 welfare reform law; and
  • Anti-poverty programs, including the Community Services Block Grant Act and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Workforce Policy

  • Pensions, health care, and other employer-sponsored benefits covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA);
  • Application of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to collective bargaining and union representation;
  • Occupational safety and health and mine safety;
  • Unpaid, job-protected leave as outlined in the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as "comp time" or family friendly work schedules;
  • Equal employment opportunity and civil rights in employment, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • Various temporary worker programs under the Immigration and Nationality Act;
  • Wage and hour requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
  • Prevailing wage requirements for federal contractors under the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act;
  • Workers' compensation for federal employees, energy employees, longshore and harbor employees, and individuals affected by black lung disease; and
  • Matters dealing with employer and employee relations, as well as union transparency (the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act).