Next week the House Education and Workforce Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold hearings on February 5 (Tuesday) and 7 (Thursday) respectively.  Ed and Workforce meets at 10:00 a.m. on the fifth in Room 2175 to consider training and workforce issues, federal actions that impede job growth, K-12 education reform efforts, state efforts to lower college costs, and higher education transparency.  Governor Gary Herbert of Utah, Virginia Secretary of Education Laura Fornash, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers Jay Timmons, and Senior Fellow Dr. Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities headline the witness list.

In the Senate, the Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. on February 7 in Hart 216 to look at lessons learned on No Child Left Behind State Flexibility Waivers.  A witness list has not yet been released.