Congresswoman Wilson Elected Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development for the 118th Congress
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) was elected Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development in the 118th Congress.
“As a lifelong educator and a champion for workers, I’m honored to have been elected as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. I want to thank my colleagues for their confidence in my experience and commitment to deliver for students and hardworking Americans across the nation,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “I am eager to get back to work on addressing the student debt crisis, improving educational outcomes for our students, and investing our labor force.”
As a former schoolteacher, principal, school administrator, Miami-Dade County School Board Member, and founder of the 5000 Role Models Program–a mentorship program for boys of color, Congresswoman Wilson brings a great perspective to her work as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development and a senior member of the Committee on Education and Workforce. Through her role, she has advocated for increasing teacher salaries, student loan forgiveness, college affordability, funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, student mental health, and workforce investments. Her recent legislative initiatives on the committee have included the American Teacher Act, the LOAN Act, and Every Student Succeeds Act.
The House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development oversees programs that affect all Americans, from higher education to job training. Its jurisdiction covers such issues as education and workforce development beyond the high school level, postsecondary student assistance and employment services, and the Higher Education Act, all domestic volunteer programs. It also focuses on postsecondary career and technical education, apprenticeship programs, and workforce development, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, vocational rehabilitation, and workforce development programs.