Capital Building

House Committee On Education and the Workforce

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Matters relating to higher and lower education, workforce development and protections, employment, labor, and pensions


Elementary and secondary education; school choice; special education; teacher quality and training; higher education programs; preschool and Head Start education; school lunch and child nutrition; anti-poverty programs; pension and retirement security; health care access; employee benefits; job training; worker health and safety; workers’ compensation

Major Legislation

Fair Labor Standards Act

Committee Leadership

Chair Virginia Foxx (R - NC)
Ranking Mem. Bobby Scott (D - VA)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
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