Lee appointed to the House Committee on Education and Labor

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Susie Lee addressing a Hispanics in Politics breakfast in October. Nevada Current file photo.
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Susie Lee addressing a Hispanics in Politics breakfast in October. Nevada Current file photo.

Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee was appointed to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

The committee has jurisdiction over federal education issues and labor concerns, including wage and workplace safety issues.

In Nevada Lee has served on the State Accountability Advisory Committee and the Superintendent’s Educational Opportunities Advisory Committee. She also served on the Clark County School District English Language Learners Program Task Force and as a board member of the Guinn Center.

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the Committee on Education and Labor,” said Lee in a statement. “I have spent my career working to improve Nevada’s public education system and help students reach their fullest potential. I look forward to bringing my experience to the Committee and working with my colleagues to expand early childhood education, improve K-12 and higher education in Nevada, and finally tackle skyrocketing student loan debt. This Committee will also be at the forefront of investments in workforce development and job training, which will provide Nevada workers with the skills and tools they need to succeed in today’s economy.”

In 2018 Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district, in what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. Lee’s victory was the first time since CD3 was created, following the 2000 census, that a Democrat had won the seat in a midterm election.

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

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