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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Committee to Review Career and Technical Education, Consider Proposals to Improve Child Nutrition and Block “Persuader” Rule

Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will meet this week to examine ways to strengthen career and technical education, as well as to consider legislative proposals to improve child nutrition programs and block a new rule that will stifle the rights of workers and employers. All committee activities will take place in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.

On Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Helping Students Succeed by Strengthening the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.” Career and technical education programs offer high school and community college students the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to compete for jobs in a broad range of fields. As part of the ongoing work of the Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility, the hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine how federal law supports career and technical education and discuss ways to reform the law to strengthen support for young Americans. To learn more, click here.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m., the full committee will mark up H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 and H. J. Res. 87, a resolution to block the Department of Labor's “persuader” rule.
  • Introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 will reauthorize and reform federal child nutrition programs to provide states and schools with the flexibility they need to ensure children have access to healthy meals without additional or prohibitive costs. To learn more, click here.

  • Introduced by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), H. J. Res. 87 would block a new rule by the Department of Labor that will restrict employer free speech, stifle worker free choice, and make it harder for small businesses to navigate complex labor rules. To learn more, click here.

To learn more about the hearing and markup scheduled for this week, visit


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