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Congressman Van Taylor Lands Important Committee Assignments

Taylor Will Serve on House Committees on Education and Labor and Homeland Security

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Washington, January 23, 2019 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 570-0927) | comments
U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) was named to the House Education and Labor Committee and Homeland Security Committee for the 116th Congress.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) was named to the House Education and Labor Committee and Homeland Security Committee for the 116th Congress.

Congressman Taylor stated, “Ensuring our children receive a quality education, adults have the skills needed to join a flourishing workforce, and our country remains safe, within and at our borders, are critical policy objectives with bipartisan solutions.” He continued, “Not only are these important issues for Texas, but they are crucial to the continued success of our nation as a whole. I am honored for the opportunity to serve on these pivotal committees.”

Congressman Van Taylor brings his experience as a local small businessman, Marine, and former Texas State legislator to both House Committees.

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-05) said, “I’m happy to welcome Congressman Van Taylor to the Committee on Education and Labor. Rep. Taylor will be an important member of the team as Republicans work on commonsense pro-growth policies on behalf of the American people.”

“Congressman Taylor is an outstanding addition to the Committee on Homeland Security. Van is a proven leader, with remarkable experience, and will bring a thoughtfulness to the Committee that will be a tremendous asset,” Representative Mike Rodgers (Al-03), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said.

Committee Jurisdiction
The House Committee on Education and Labor oversees federal programs dealing with education at all levels as well as workforce development, health, employment, and pensions.

The House Committee on Homeland Security is responsible for conducting oversight and crafting legislation on issues concerning anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. On November 6, 2018, Van Taylor was elected to represent Texas’ 3rd Congressional District in the United States Congress.

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