Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last week added four first-term Democrats to the House Education and Labor Committee.
Those members are Reps. Yvette Clarke of New York, Joe Courtney of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania.
Late last year, Ms. Pelosi assigned six other freshman Democrats to the panel. Those members are: Reps. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania, Phil Hare of Illinois, Dave Loebsack of Iowa, John Sarbanes of Maryland, Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.
Three Republicans have been added to the committee: Reps. Rob Bishop of Utah, David Davis of Tennessee, and Timothy Walberg of Michigan.
A version of this article appeared in the January 17, 2007 edition of Education Week