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Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Membership

  • Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • Barbara Lee
  • Mark Pocan
  • Katherine Clark

Jurisdiction

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services [except Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/Superfund)]
  • Department of Labor
  • Related Agencies
    • Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 
    • Corporation for National and Community Service 
    • Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
    • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 
    • Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 
    • Institute of Museum and Library Services 
    • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 
    • National Commission on Libraries and Information Science 
    • National Council on Disability 
    • National Education Goals Panel 
    • National Labor Relations Board 
    • National Mediation Board 
    • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission 
    • Railroad Retirement Board 
    • Social Security Administration

Recent Activity

July 11, 2018 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today adopted 12 Democratic amendments to protect migrant children separated from their families by President Donald Trump’s cruel family separation policy and to demand an end to family separation during markup of the fiscal year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill.

July 11, 2018 Press Release
We could choose to expand worker protections and job training. We could choose to reach more kids through Head Start. We could choose to help college students afford the ever-growing cost of higher education with larger Pell Grants. But sadly, this bill does not.
July 11, 2018 Press Release
This bill undermines quality, affordable health care for American families by including extreme right-wing riders that block implementation of the Affordable Care Act and stall medical research. And it continues Republicans’ war on women’s health by attacking Planned Parenthood and eliminating family planning and teen pregnancy prevention.
June 25, 2018 Press Release
“Thousands of children are still separated from their parents because of the Trump administration’s policy of ripping families apart. With today’s cancellation, Republicans are making clear that they care more about protecting their vulnerable incumbents than protecting vulnerable children.”
June 19, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Ranking Member José E. Serrano (D-NY), Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) today sent a letter to their Republican counterparts demanding a hearing on the use of federal funds for the Trump administration’s family separation policy.
June 15, 2018 Press Release
Where are our values? The Majority gifted a $1.5 trillion tax cut to wealthiest Americans. Now, we cannot afford to help our children reach their potential? It is wrong.
June 15, 2018 Press Release
After working much of last year into the spring of this year to secure a bipartisan spending agreement, which provided $18 billion in additional non-defense funds for Fiscal Year 2019, House Republicans have prioritized unnecessary funds for President Trump’s border wall and cruel immigration policies while providing absolutely no increase to this vital bill to adequately address the education of our children, the burden of college debt, the health of Americans, and the training of our workforce.
March 6, 2018 Press Release
“The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.” That is how I view the mission of this department. Unfortunately, I think this budget request fails miserably in fulfilling that mission.
October 26, 2017 Press Release
“As the top Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Education, we are concerned that President Trump’s announcement today is a weak half-measure and insufficient to meet the scale of the opioid emergency. We have a moral duty to address this crisis and save as many lives as possible.”
July 19, 2017 Press Release
The 2018 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill is an affront to women, families, and all hard-working Americans. It would harm schools and eliminate support for teachers; dramatically cut job training opportunities; and undermine public health. Finally, the bill attacks women’s health by eliminating Title X family planning and Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and removing the ability of millions of women to choose Planned Parenthood as their preferred health care provider.

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