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Congressman John Yarmuth

Representing the 3rd Congressional District of Kentucky

Yarmuth Statement on Returning to Education and Labor Committee

February 4, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) released the statement below after being selected to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor for the 117th Congress. Yarmuth previously served on the committee as a freshman member of the 110th Congress, where he co-authored bipartisan legislation—signed by then-President George W. Bush—to make the single-largest investment in higher education since the GI Bill, aimed at making college more affordable and creating the first-ever public service student loan repayment program.

“I am thrilled to once again join the House Education and Labor Committee to continue my focus on making sound investments in our students, expanding access to early education, working to reduce the burden of student loan debt, and protecting and promoting the livelihood of the American worker and working family. Under the leadership of my friend, Chairman Bobby Scott, we can work closely with the new administration to help reopen schools safely, address racial disparities in and out of the classroom, and close the achievement gap to make sure every child has the opportunity to succeed. We can expand workers’ access to health care, invest in the workforce and industries of tomorrow, and finally Raise The Wage to lift millions of families out of poverty. There’s a lot of work to be done, and I can’t wait to hit the ground running.”