Congressman Scott currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, a committee he has served on since his arrival to Congress in 1993. In his capacity as the senior Democrat on the Committee, he is leading the fight for access to quality early, secondary and higher education for all of America’s children with an emphasis on solving the growing problem of student debt, closing the achievement gap and dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Additionally, he is focused on ensuring that millions of Americans have the opportunity to go to work every day and know that they will be treated fairly, paid a decent and living wage, given a safe environment in which do their jobs and provided access to affordable health care.
The Committee on Education and the Workforce's purpose is to ensure that Americans' needs are addressed so that students and workers may move forward in a changing school system and a competitive global economy. The Committee oversees education and workforce programs that affect all Americans, from early learning through secondary education, from job training through retirement. The Committee on Education and the Workforce has jurisidiction over a wide range of legislation, including the Workforce Investment Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Previous Committee Assignments
From 1993 to 2014, Congressman Scott served on the Committee on the Judiciary and was the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. From 2003 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2010, Congressman Scott served on the Committee on the Budget. And from 1993 to 1994, he served on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.