Committee on Education and Labor - U.S. House of Representatives

Building a Competitive Workforce

Effective job assistance programs are vitally important to building a successful, competitive workforce.

Last November, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats unveiled their Innovation Agenda – A Commitment to Competitiveness to Keep America Number One. The Committee will address the issue of U.S. economic competitiveness in an increasingly tough global economy. Democrats want to create good-paying jobs here at home – and keep them here for generations to come.

Chairman Miller Praises Passage of 21st Century Competitiveness Act

The House on August 2 passed a bill to make major investments in education and job training programs to help encourage America's innovative spirit and strengthen the nation's economic competitiveness. Chairman Miller, an architect of some of the legislation's key provisions, praised the passage of the legislation. The legislation builds upon principles first laid out by Miller, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other House Democrats when they unveiled their Innovation Agenda in November 2005. More »

Committee Votes to Prepare Workers for "Green Collar" Jobs to Fight Global Warming

By a vote of 26 to 18, the House Education and Labor Committee passed legislation on June 27 to help train American workers for jobs in the renewable energy and energy-efficiency industries – industries that are key to U.S. and world efforts to combat global warming. More »