Today, the Committee is led by Chairman Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). The Ranking Member of the Committee is Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.). The Committee is comprised of 21 Senators — 11 Democrats and 10 Republicans; and is composed of three subcommittees, which have a broad jurisdiction over our country’s health care, education, employment and retirement policies.
The House Education and the Workforce Committee oversees programs that affect all Americans, from early learning and higher education to job training and retirement security. The programs and policies that fall within the committee’s jurisdiction include education and human services policy as well as workforce policy.