Congressman Andy Levin Elected Vice Chair of House Education and Labor Committee

January 29, 2019
Press Release

Today, the Democratic majority of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee elected Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) as the committee’s Vice Chair, a position reserved for members who have served five or less terms in the committee.

“Every policy decision I make as a member of Congress is about raising the standard of living for working people, and guaranteeing economic justice for all,” said Congressman Levin. “I’ve spent my career advocating for workers’ rights, effective worker training programs and an equitable education system.

“As Vice Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, I’m excited to continue that work and help Chairman Scott ensure that our country, our economy and our education system work for every American—not just a wealthy few.

“The members of Congress in this freshman class brought with them bold ideas and a productive enthusiasm, and I’m excited to give them a voice in the leadership of this committee. It’s a tremendous honor to be able to serve Michigan’s 9th District, and my colleagues in the House of Representatives, in this capacity.”

Andy Levin has worked as a Service Employees Union International organizer, staff attorney to the presidential Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations, policy advisor in the office of Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Assistant Director of Organizing at the national AFL-CIO, and Michigan’s Chief Workforce Officer. 

Congressman Levin was also named to two Education and Labor subcommittees: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

The Committee on Education and Labor's purpose is to ensure that Americans' needs are addressed so that students and workers may move forward in a changing school system and a competitive global economy. The committee and its five subcommittees oversee education and workforce programs that affect all Americans, including early learning, K-12 education, affordable college, job training and retirement. For more information on the Education and Labor Committee, visit: https://edlabor.house.gov/.

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