Power Ranking The Education Committees

NCLB reauthorization watchers might want to check out who the power players are on the Senate HELP Committee and the House Education Committee, based on influence, rank, and ability to get legislation passed (USNews). As you'll see, the education committees aren't necessarily stacked with the most powerful, visible, or accomplished legislators on the Hill -- which is why party leaders (not committee chairs) have often had strong influence over the shape, timing, and disposition of legislation coming out of the education committees.


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