Congresswoman Lori Trahan Named to Influential House Committee on Education and Labor
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) was named to the influential House Committee on Education and Labor. Trahan is the only Massachusetts representative serving on this Committee.
This is the second announced committee assignment for Rep. Trahan, who last week was named to the powerful House Armed Services Committee (HASC). HASC subcommittee assignments are expected to be announced sometime this week.
“I am honored to have earned an appointment to the Education and Labor Committee, a committee critical to advancing policies that matter to hardworking families like the one I grew up in. I look forward to being a strong voice for labor in the 116th Congress by defending collective bargaining, expanding apprenticeship programs, protecting worker safety, and supporting job training programs that position our workforce to lead the global economy into the twenty first century. At a time where far too many students are being crushed by student loan debt, I also look forward to championing college affordability,” said Rep. Trahan.
The House Committee on Education and Labor has primary jurisdiction over key issues impacting all Americans, everything from early learning through secondary education, from job training through retirement. Issues that are expected to come before the committee this Congress include: Raising the minimum wage, paycheck fairness legislation (ending gender-based pay disparity), strengthening labor unions, college affordability, paid sick and family leave, pregnant worker protections, and much more.
“I want to bring forward and elevate the voices of women and moms as we discuss issues like raising the minimum wage and the future of work in our country. When women are at the table, better decisions are made. I am excited to bring my experiences as a mother and as an executive in the male-dominated tech sector to the table as we debate modernizing our workforce through innovative ideas and workforce training,” continued Rep. Trahan.
Subcommittee assignments for the Education and Labor Committee are also expected to be announced this week.