October 19, 2018
Races in Michigan could preview future members of the House Education and Workforce Committee and foreshadow an increased attention to labor and employment issues in the 116th Congress.
The House Education and Workforce Committee is sure to take up joint employer, leave mandates, and minimum wage in 2019, regardless of which party is in control of the House. This agenda—and how these issues are considered— could be intensified depending on the addition of certain newcomers to the committee. These potentially include:
If Democrats flip 23 seats on election day, the Education and Workforce Committee will likely be chaired by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), who will ensure the committee is a staging ground for Democrat priorities.