DeSaulnier sworn in as new Congressman, appointed to Education and Workforce Committee

Washington, DC – Mark DeSaulnier (D, CA-11) took his oath of office as a new Congressman on Monday, January 5 and announced on Tuesday that he will serve on the Education and Workforce Committee in the 114th Congress. 

“I am delighted to be appointed to serve on the House Education and Workforce Committee. The big issues which families across Contra Costa County discuss at their kitchen tables — getting a good job that pays a decent wage, ensuring their kids receive a quality, affordable education, and planning and saving for retirement — are all squarely within this Committee’s jurisdiction. For the past 40 years, George Miller honorably served on this same Committee and was a champion for students, teachers, workers, seniors, and the middle class. I am proud to succeed George and continue the 11th Congressional District’s representation on the Education and Workforce Committee. This year the Committee is expected to revisit the No Child Left Behind Act and reauthorize the Higher Education Act. I also look forward to being a voice on the committee for working families. I am excited to get to work and to take a leading role on these and other Committee matters,” said DeSaulnier.

“I congratulate Congressman Mark DeSaulnier on his assignment to the Committee on Education and the Workforce for the 114th Congress. This is a great win for California’s 11th Congressional District. Continued success for our community and our nation begins by investing in our children and creating high-quality, good paying jobs. Congressman DeSaulnier is a dynamic leader, with a proven track record of fighting for the middle class and investing in our nation’s youth in the California Legislature. I am confident that he will bring the same passion and commitment to this assignment addressing one of our nation’s most pressing needs,” said former Congressman George Miller.

I am thrilled that Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has been appointed to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Mark is a proven leader for the state of California. I know he will continue his strong support for education and will work on behalf of children, families and communities throughout the nation,” said Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Mark has always been a champion for children and education in Contra Costa County,” said Karen Sakata, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools. “I am excited to work together with the congressman on initiatives that will continue to move us forward as a county.”

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