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Rep. Miller Congratulates New Members Of Education & Workforce Committee

Ohanian Comment: Those of you who are constituents of these new members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee might do well to inform them of your feelings about NCLB. We of the Educator Roundtable plan to ask you to do a whole lot more than write polite letters to members of Congress, but a polite letter is a place to start. Put them on notice that you are watching.

Press Release

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the Chairman-Designate of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today congratulated the newly-elected Democratic members of the House of Representatives who will be joining the Committee when Congress convenes in January.

“I am excited to work with these new members of the Committee on our key focus of strengthening America’s middle class,” said Miller. “We have a lot of work to do, and these freshman members will bring new ideas and new energy to that work. I welcome them to our caucus.”

Yesterday, the Democratic Steering Committee assigned six incoming freshman members to the Education and the Workforce Committee. They are:

· Congressman-elect Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania

· Congressman-elect Phil Hare of Illinois

· Congressman-elect Dave Loebsack of Iowa

· Congressman-elect John Sarbanes of Maryland

· Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire

· Congressman-elect John Yarmuth of Kentucky

The Education and the Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues: pre-K through high school education; higher education; vocational and technical education and job training; workers’ wages and benefits; worker safety; and private pensions

— Rep. George Miller
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