Congress and Key Committee Resources

Below is information that can help you in your advocacy efforts:  check the floor schedules for the House and Senate to see what they will be voting on in the near future and learn about the key committees that direct education programs and funding.

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Floor schedule for the Senate

Floor schedule for the House

 

Key Congressional Committees

House Education & the Workforce Committee

The House Education & the Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over federal education and workforce matters – this includes education policy issues from pre-K to higher education, and specifically, legislation such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Higher Education Act.

There are four subcommittees: Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education; Workforce Protections; Higher Education and Workforce Training; and Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

Full list of committee and subcommittee members

 

What’s Happening in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce?

List of upcoming committee events, including hearings on education policy issues.

Latest news from the committee.

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (often called the HELP committee), has jurisdiction over all federal education, health, and labor issues --  this includes education policy issues from pre-K to higher education, and specifically, legislation such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Higher Education Act.

There are three subcommittees: Children and Families; Employment and Workplace Safety; and Primary Health and Aging.

Full list of committee and subcommittee members

 

What’s Happening in the Senate HELP Committee?

List of upcoming committee events, including hearings on education policy issues.

Latest news from the committee.

 

House Committee on Appropriations

The House Committee on Appropriations allocates federal funds to government agencies through annual appropriations bills. The appropriations bills are split into 12 areas, with a subcommittee for each area. The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies is tasked with allocating funds to the U.S. Department of Education.

Full list of committee and members

List of members of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

 

What’s Happening in the House Appropriations Committee?

List of upcoming committee events, including hearings on federal funding for education, and mark ups of appropriations bills

Latest news from the committee.

 

Senate Committee on Appropriations

The Senate Committee on Appropriations allocates federal funds to government agencies through annual appropriations bills. The appropriations bills are split into 12 areas, with a subcommittee for each area. The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies is tasked with allocating funds to the U.S. Department of Education.

Full list of committee and members

List of members of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

 

What’s Happening in the Senate Appropriations Committee?

List of upcoming committee events, including hearings on federal funding for education, and mark ups of appropriations bills

Latest news from the committee.