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Early Learning and Human Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Early Learning and Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Washington House of Representatives.

Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party.[1] The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus.[1] The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. [2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

The House Early Learning & Human Services Committee considers issues relating to early learning from birth to kindergarten, as well as a broad array of issues affecting children and families, including parent education, foster care, dependency, child protective services, child welfare services, children’s mental health and family reconciliation services. The committee also considers family support programs, including TANF and Disability Lifeline, issues relating to persons with developmental disabilities, adults in need of drug and alcohol treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and at risk-youth, youth violence prevention and juvenile offenders.

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Early Learning and Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (5)
Ruth Kagi, ChairMaureen Walsh
Roger Freeman, Vice-chairElizabeth Scott
Jessyn FarrellDrew MacEwen
Roger GoodmanJason Overstreet
Mary Helen RobertsHans Zeiger
David Sawyer

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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