The 116th United States Congress was sworn in on January 3. Aside from the work related to the partial federal government shutdown, we can report on the new committee membership for the House and Senate committees related to career and technical education.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Leahy (D-VT) announced that Chairman Blunt (R-MO) and Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) will remain as the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
The House Appropriations Committee leadership has shifted. The new Chairwoman of the Committee is Rep. Lowey (D-NY) and the new Ranking Member is Rep. Granger (R-TX). Rep. DeLauro (D-CT) will serve as the Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
For the Senate HELP Committee, Sen. Alexander (R-TN) will remain the Chairman and Sen. Murray (D-WA) will remain the Ranking Member. However, the membership for the Committee shifted slightly. Sen. Young (R-IN) and Sen. Bennet (D-CO) will move off the Committee and Sen. Hatch (R-UT) retired in 2018. Sen. Romney (R-UT), Sen. Braun (R-IN) and Sen. Rosen (D-NV) will be joining the Committee.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is now renamed the House Committee on Education and Labor, as has been past practice when Democrats are in the majority in the House. Rep. Scott (D-VA) is serving as the Committee's Chairman and Rep. Foxx (R-NC) is serving as the Committee's Ranking Member.
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Agricultural Education Track – NPS is a bit later this year … March 25-27, 2019. NAAE will pay the NPS registration fee for one representative from each of the state ag ed associations to participate in the NPS. Details are here: https://www.naae.org/advocacy/nps.cfm.