The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.
Governor Jay Inslee, Washington – Chair
Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama – Vice Chair
Governor Jack Markell, Delaware
Governor, Pete Rickets, Nebraska
Governor Kate Brown, Oregon
Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania
Governor Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota
Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee
Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin
Skills for the Future: Career Pathways Accelerating State Economies
As Congress prepares to conference bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s governors released principles and priorities to guide the committee during their negotiations and urged completion of the law this year.