Rep. Susan Davis Takes Over As Chair of Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee

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Washington, January 29, 2019 | comments

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, was named as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. As Chair, Davis will focus on college affordability, expanding apprenticeship programs, and school safety, and emphasize career and technical training – especially for women.

“It’s truly an honor to be leading the subcommittee,” said Davis. “This is an exciting opportunity to craft higher education policy to help young Americans realize their dreams and put forward robust workforce policy to help workers succeed. A post-secondary education is a near necessity in order to succeed in the workforce. I will work to ensure that college is an attainable goal for all students, regardless of their economic situation. We also need to look at expanding apprenticeship programs that allow workers to earn while they learn the skills for a promising career. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the subcommittee and on the full committee.”

Davis got her start in public service because of education. In 1983 she ran for a seat on the San Diego Board of Education. She served on the Board for nine years, including as vice-president and president.

The San Diego region is home to a robust education and research presence with top-notch universities and colleges – such as San Diego State University, Southwestern College, Grossmont and the San Diego Community College District, University California, San Diego, and the University of San Diego. There are dozens of quality elementary and secondary schools.

Davis will also serve on the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. Ranked by seniority, Davis is the number two Democrat on the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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