Committees and Caucuses


House Education and Labor Committee

The House Education and the Workforce Committee oversees programs that affect all Americans, from early learning and higher education to job training and retirement security. 

  • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections 

    The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues that affect American workers, including wages and hours, safety and health, trade and immigration and all matters related to equal employment opportunity and civil rights in employment.   

  • Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Development

    Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Development has jurisdiction education and workforce development beyond the high school level, including but not limited to higher education generally, postsecondary student assistance and employment services, and the Higher Education Act. 

House Veterans Affairs Committee (Chairman)

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is responsible for reviewing veterans' programs, examining current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as health care, disability compensation, GI Bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and a nationwide system of veterans' cemeteries.

  • Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

    The Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity has legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over education of veterans, employment and training of veterans, vocational rehabilitation, veterans’ housing programs, readjustment of servicemembers to civilian life, and servicemembers civil relief.

  • Subcommittee on Health

    The Subcommittee on Health has legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over the Veterans Health Administration including medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, medical and prosthetic research, and major and minor construction.



LGBT Equality Caucus (Co-chair)

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus leads efforts in the House of Representatives to advance LGBT equality. The Caucus helps coordinate proposals to end discrimination against LGBT Americans in marriage, employment, housing, education, and other areas. As one of the six openly-LGBT members of the House, Rep. Takano serves as Co-Chair of the Caucus. 

Congressional Progressive Caucus (Vice-Chair)

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest caucus of House Democrats and reflects the diversity and strength of the American people while seeking to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society.

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (Vice-Chair)

CAPAC is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, as well as Members dedicated to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The caucus’s central purpose is to ensure that the priorities and needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are being reflected in Congress. 

U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission (Member)

The U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission is an independent federal government agency established by Congress in 1975. It is a grant making agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. The Commission's mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States.

Congressional Work for Warriors Caucus (Co-Chair)

The Congressional Work for Warriors Caucus promotes and increases awareness of direct employment programs for servicemembers and veterans. like California’s extremely successful Work for Warriors program and South Carolina’s National Guard Employment Services program, with the eventual goal of expanding and replicating these programs.

Congressional Deaf Caucus (Co-Chair)

The Congressional Deaf Caucus is dedicated to helping bridge the communication divide between Members of Congress and their Deaf and Hard of Hearing constituents, as well as empowering Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals through promoting equal access for all.

Congressional Maker Caucus (Co-Chair)

The Congressional Maker Caucus works to support and advocate for the community of makers who use technologies such as 3-D printers, CNC machines, laser cutting machines and other manufacturing technologies that enable anyone from individuals to small and large companies to create new products.

Congressional Battery Energy Storage Caucus (Co-Chair)

The Congressional Battery Storage Caucus advocates for battery storage technology research and development, explores policies that encourage battery storage technology, and promotes awareness of this expanding industry in Congress.

Other Caucuses: Small Business Caucus, HIV/AIDS Caucus, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Kidney Caucus, Alzheimer's Disease Task Force, P3 Caucus, Hepatitis Caucus, Wire and Wire Products Caucus, Small Brewers Caucus, Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers, Affordable Medicines Caucus, Army Aviation Caucus, National Guard and Reserve Caucus, Veterans Jobs Caucus, History Caucus, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, American Sikh Congressional Caucus, Japan Caucus, Democratic Israel Working Group, US Philippines Friendship Caucus, Out of Poverty Caucus, Black Men and Boys Caucus, International Conservation Caucus, Congressional Automotive and Motorsports Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, Baby Caucus, Humanities Caucus, Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, Renewable Energy and Efficiency Caucus, Public Transportation Caucus, Congressional Water Caucus