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Trahan Lands Another Committee Assignment

January 30, 2019 GMT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan was named Tuesday to the Education and Labor Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Investment and Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittees.

“Education is the key to unlocking our nation’s true economic potential,” Trahan, who represents Massachusetts’ 3rd District, said in a statement. “Building a system that creates new opportunities and ensures that the American Dream remains attainable to all remains a top priority for me.”

Growing up in a working-class family and being able to attend college because of a scholarship, Trahan said she understands the importance of making higher education and other workforce training opportunities more attainable and affordable.

She said it’s important to her to fight for better wages, secure pensions and quality health care and to “elevate the voices and perspectives of women and mothers in policy debates ranging from paid family leave, affordable childcare and equal pay.”

“Having the most educated workforce in the world won’t matter if we don’t take care of our workers,” Trahan said in the statement.

Last Wednesday, Trahan was also named to the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittees for Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities and Military Personnel.

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