House Democrats recently re-elected Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) to serve as chair of the Education and Labor Committee for the 117th Congress.
Scott placed an emphasis on addressing education achievement gaps, the deep economic recession, and unprecedented challenges imposed by the ongoing pandemic for his upcoming stint as committee leader.
“It has been an honor to lead this Committee during a critical time in our nation’s history, and to work alongside a diverse coalition of Members representing the interests of students and workers across the country,” Scott said. “In my continued role as chairman, I will prioritize creating equity in education, putting America’s workers first, and expanding access to quality, affordable health care.”
President-elect Joe Biden has presented his higher education priorities and has plans for shaping the Department of Education (ED), but much of Democrats’ higher education agenda could be contingent on the outcome of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, which will determine party control of the Senate.
Meanwhile, negotiations on a coronavirus relief package continue. Stay tuned to Today’s News for updates.
Publication Date: 12/7/2020