Tuberville Receives Gavel for HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families

Senator Tuberville’s position will enable him to build on efforts improving K-12 education as Alabama’s voice on Senate HELP Committee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today announced his appointment to Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Children and Families for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). As the lead Republican on this subcommittee, Senator Tuberville will prioritize empowering families to make the best educational decisions for their children and drive legislation ensuring K-12 education provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for their desired career paths.

Senator Tuberville made the following statement about his appointment to Ranking Member on this subcommittee:

“As a former educator, coach, and mentor for more than 40 years, I can’t say enough about the positive impacts of a good education. The quality of education provided in our school systems must transcend zip code, race, and career goals so that all of our students feel excited and prepared for their next steps. Investing in our students during their K-12 years will pay huge dividends for our local communities and future workforce. I look forward to serving on this subcommittee so I can help ensure students in Alabama have access to the best educational opportunities our country has to offer.”

Senator Tuberville will also remain on the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, where he will continue to advocate for workforce development opportunities for students, including short-term certification and technical training programs. More information about both subcommittees can be found below.

Subcommittee on Children and Families:

The Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families is tasked with all issues involving children and families, including education, child care and support, foster care and adoption, youth mental health, and more.

As Ranking Member on this subcommittee, Senator Tuberville will be well-positioned to work on these Alabama-specific issues:

  • Addressing the mental health needs of Alabama’s youth.
  • Ensuring Alabama’s students and parents have the best resources to succeed in the classroom.
  • Empowering Alabama parents and families to make the best health care and education choices for their children.

Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety:

The Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety is tasked with workplace education and training, worker health and safety, wage and hour laws, and workplace flexibility.

Senator Tuberville’s position on this subcommittee will enable him to work on these Alabama-specific issues:

  • Empowering effective workforce development programs to grow Alabama’s workforce.
  • Protecting Alabama’s economy from federal overreach that would undermine innovation and growth in the labor sector.
  • Ensuring Alabama’s industries can partner with local education institutions to help build the workforce of the future.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.