House Labor Committee's Subcommittee Chairs Chosen

Chairman Bobby Scott also announced the committee's first four hearings will concern protections for workers with pre-existing conditions, gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15, investing in America's public schools, and preventing gender-based wage discrimination.

Subcommittee chairs for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor in the current 116th Congress have been announced by Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va. He also announced the committee's first four hearings will concern protections for workers with pre-existing conditions, gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15, investing in America's public schools, and preventing gender-based wage discrimination.

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections' chair is Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., and its ranking member is Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala.

Other subcommittees' leaders are:

  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education -- Chair Del. Gregorio Kilili Sablan, D-Northern Mariana Islands, Ranking Member Rep. Rick Allen, D-Ga.
  • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment -- Chair Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif., Ranking Member Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa.
  • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions -- Chair Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., Ranking Member Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich.
  • Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services -- Chair Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Ranking Member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky.

"I am honored to serve as chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor in the 116th Congress, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with a diverse group of legislators to build a country where everyone can succeed. Our subcommittee chairs and our vice chair bring unique perspectives, skills, and expertise to the committee's work," Scott said. "I look forward to working with them to pursue a unifying agenda that expands access to a quality education, a good-paying job, and affordable health care for all."

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