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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Committee to Examine Student Safety in the Job Corps Program

On Thursday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing to examine student safety in the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Job Corps program. The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Members will review reports that reveal ongoing mismanagement of the program, as well as discuss the implementation of recent reforms to enhance oversight and accountability. Earlier this month, Chairwoman Foxx and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) sent a letter to DOL requesting detailed information on steps the department is taking to improve health and safety.

Witnesses

Ms. Cindy Brown Barnes
Director of Education Workforce and Income Security
Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC

Mr. Jeffrey Barton
Center Director
Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy
Morganfield, KY

Mr. Larry Turner
Deputy Inspector General
Department of Labor Office of Inspector General
Washington, DC

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