Tiahrt Named Ranking Republican on Labor Subcommittee

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Rep. Todd Tiahrt is named the ranking
Republican on the subcommittee overseeing labor, health and human
services, education and related agencies.

The Kansas Republican said in a news release Friday that the state and nation face monumental problems with health care costs, the economy and jobs and the educational needs of a new work force. He says this subcommittee will have an influential role in these national debates in the coming months.

The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of
Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department
of Labor.

Tiahrt also will remain a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

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