At noon on Jan 5, the 112th Congress was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol. This new Congress brings in 106 freshman members, with 87 new Republicans and 9 new Democrats in the House of Representatives alone. This Congress will also bring and a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives and a slimmed-down majority for the Democrats in the Senate.
Incoming Speaker of the House and former House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will lead this new Congress as it tackles a plethora of issues including education, such as the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known now as No Child Left Behind.
CEC looks forward to working with this new Congress as these issues come to the floor. To read CEC’s policies regarding ESEA reauthorization, click here. To find your Members of Congress, please visit CEC’s Legislative Action Center.