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Hinojosa Appointed to Key Committee Posts on Education and the Workforce and Financial Services

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) was appointed to a total of 4 subcommittees, two under Education and the Workforce and two under Financial Services.

Congressman Hinojosa will serve as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training which oversees issues related to education and training beyond the high school level. This subcommittee will also address job training programs, adult basic education and science and technology education.

Congressman Hinojosa will also serve on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee. The HELP subcommittee has jurisdiction over all matters dealing with relationships between employers and employees including the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor-Management Relations Act, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; the Bureau of Labor Statistics; and employment-related health and retirement security including pension, health, and other employee benefits and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); and all matters related to equal employment opportunity and civil rights in employment.

"As Ranking Member, I will continue my work on protecting our investments in student financial aid," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "I will also continue to support the laws enacted by the 111th Democratic Congress that ensure the federal government maintains its strong commitment to accessibility, affordability, for higher education. I am continuing my commitment to making certain we have a ready and trained workforce for our nation."

Congressman Hinojosa has also been appointed to two subcommittees on the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Service Committee. Congressman Hinojosa is the 3rd Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises which oversees capital markets, securities, and government sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congressman Hinojosa will also serve on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. This subcommittee oversees banks and banking, depository institutions, deposit insurance coverage, and consumer credit.

"I am honored to have been chosen to serve on these two Financial Services subcommittees," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "Through these subcommittees, I will be able to work on a bipartisan basis to help prevent another huge recession. We will serve together to strengthen our economy and create jobs. I will work on making derivatives more transparent and strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I will strongly support efforts on keeping our financial markets strong and our financial institutions on a solid economic foundation to keep the U.S.A. competitive on a global basis."

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