Alexah Rogge 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Education and Labor Committee Member Russ Fulcher has announced his appointment to serve as Ranking Member of the Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee.

Congressman Fulcher released the following statement on his new position as the Subcommittee Ranking Member:

“It is an honor to be selected as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services. This subcommittee handles important issues-- many of which we have found bipartisan agreement on in the past. I look forward to continuing to support these areas of common ground, including the Older Americans Act to help seniors become self-empowered, and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to strengthen the efforts of local organizations advocating for our children. As businesses recover from a government shutdown, I will be a voice to ensure they aren’t further burdened by additional regulations and employment issues to impede their revival.”

House Education and Labor Committee Ranking Member Virginia Foxx added, “Representative Fulcher has extensive experience on issues relating to Civil Rights and Human Services. His time in Congress has been marked by a commitment to fairness, due process, and support for religious freedom and he will continue to build that legacy through his new role as Ranking Member.” 

Republican Members of the subcommittee are:

  • Rep. Bonamici (D-OR) (Chair)
  • Rep. Fulcher (R-ID) (Ranking Member)
  • Rep. Thompson (R-PA)
  • Rep. McClain (R-MI)
  • Rep. Spartz (R-IN)
  • Rep. Fitzgerald (R-WI)
  • Rep. Adams (D-NC)
  • Rep. Hayes (D-CT)
  • Rep. Leger Fernandez (D-NM)
  • Rep. Mrvan (D-IN)
  • Rep. Bowman (D-NY)

Ranking Member Virginia Foxx also released the following statement on the new subcommittee leadership, “The Education and Labor Committee is uniquely equipped to find bipartisan solutions for the most pressing issues facing American students, workers, and families, especially in the face of a public health emergency. During the 117th Congress, I look forward to working closely with each of our freshman and returning Members to foster opportunities for students to learn, workers to succeed, and job creators to thrive. Each of our subcommittee Ranking Members is a proven leader with vast knowledge in his respective area of jurisdiction. I am confident in these Members' ability to lead the Republican effort to combat the many challenges facing the American people as well as holding Democrats and the Biden administration accountable as they pursue socialist policies.”