Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) today announced she has been selected to sit on two House Education and Labor subcommittees:
- The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
- The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services
“It is not an overstatement to say that the future of America rests in the Committee. Policies we develop, debate, and enact into law will filter out to every classroom and community in America,” said Rep. Hayes. “Having an educator’s perspective is important on a subcommittee tasked with a scope of issues including educational equity for students, teacher quality, and teacher preparation.”
“As an educator, my goal is to help my colleagues better understand how the legislation that advances from our committee translates in a classroom setting,” Rep. Hayes said. “We need student-centered solutions, based on thoughtful, academically sound research and methods.”
The subcommittee oversight responsibilities are as follows:
- The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education:
Education from early learning through the high school level, including but not limited to early care and education programs such as the Head Start Act and the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, special education, and homeless and migrant education; oversees dependent schools; career and technical education; school climate and safety, including alcohol and drug abuse prevention; educational equity, including facilities; educational research and improvement, including the Institute of Education Sciences; and pre-service and in-service teacher professional development, including Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Title II of the Higher Education Act.
- The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services:
Matters relating to equal employment opportunities and civil rights generally; welfare reform programs, including but not limited to work incentive programs and welfare-to-work requirements; poverty and human services programs, including but not limited to the Community Services Block Grant Act and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; the Native American Programs Act; school lunch and child nutrition programs; matters dealing with programs and services for the elderly, including but not limited to nutrition programs and the Older Americans Act; adolescent development programs, including but not limited to those providing for the care and treatment of certain at-risk youth such as the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act; and matters dealing with child abuse and domestic violence, including but not limited to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and child adoption.