Owens Named Chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) was named Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.

“As the son of two educators, I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development,” said Rep. Owens. “Education is the key to unlocking the American Dream, and every student deserves the best possible opportunities. From strengthening the path to higher education to championing apprenticeships and other career-ready programs that lead to good jobs, I will work hard over the next two years to ensure every American can learn, grow, and thrive.” 

“It is my pleasure to welcome Congressman Owens back to the Education and the Workforce Committee, as the new Chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee,” said Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC). “His knowledge, experience, and can-do attitude are qualities that will help him thrive in this role. I know that he will lead this subcommittee with an unwavering commitment to serving students and ensuring they have as many high quality postsecondary educational opportunities as possible.” 

The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes education and workforce development beyond the high school level, including but not limited to: higher education, postsecondary student assistance, and employment services, the Higher Education Act, including campus safety and climate; adult education; postsecondary career and technical education, apprenticeship programs, and workforce development, including but not limited: to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, vocational rehabilitation, and workforce development programs from immigration fees; programs related to the arts and humanities, museum and library services, and arts and artifacts indemnity; science and technology programs; and domestic volunteer programs and national service programs, including the Corporation for National and Community Service.

More information on the House Education and Workforce Committee is available here

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