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Putting Labor Atop House Education Panel Agenda Is Scott’s Goal

Nov. 7, 2018, 3:39 PM

Look for organized labor to have a friend at the helm when Democrats take control of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the panel’s ranking member
now in line to become chairman, says he’ll push legislation raising the nation’s minimum wage, mandating paid family leave and expanding student aid.

“Our goal is to ensure every worker has access to fair wages, decent benefits, safe workplaces, and the freedom to join a union,” Scott said in a September interview. “In addition, we will use our oversight authority to make sure the administration is making decisions based on ...