Committee on Education and the Workforce
According to Tom DeLay's House of Scandal McKeon voted with Tom DeLay 96% of the time between Jan. 1 2004 and March 31 2005. He voted to allow Tom DeLay to continue serving as Leader even if he is indicted.
Among contributors of $238,573 to McKeon's 2005-2006 campaign cyle are Microsoft and General Dynamics at $1,000 each and the NEA Fund for Children and Public and Raytheon for $2,000 each. It would be interesting to ask each on of these donors why they gave.
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) was named to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
McKeon, who has served on the House Education and the Workforce Committee since 1993, and has been Chairman of the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness since 1995, based his campaign for the chairmanship on a pledge to address the “New Realities” of the global economy.
“The new realities that I discussed in my chairmanship bid are an economy that is worldwide, high tech, and highly competitive. The edge that America brings to the table is innovation and adaptability. If we lose that then we will lose not only our standard of living, but our position of global leadership,” added McKeon
Specifically, McKeon has said that he wants to improve the quality of American education, train the workforce to adapt to a high tech global economy, and make regulations that are more streamlined and less costly.
McKeon also announced that his Chief of Staff, Bob Cochran, would head the transition team and has already begun the search to fill the positions of Committee Staff Director, General Counsel, and Communications Director.
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