Higher Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Higher Education 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]

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Function

The House Higher Education Committee considers issues relating to the state's public and independent baccalaureate colleges and universities, public community and technical colleges, and private career schools. Issues include governance and coordination of higher education, financial aid, tuition, distance learning, and the licensing of private colleges and career schools.

(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

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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Higher Education Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (6)
Drew Hansen, ChairHans Zeiger, Ranking Minority Member
Gerry Pollet, Vice-ChairLarry Haler, Assistant Ranking Minority Member
Steve BergquistMark Hargrove
Carol GregoryJeff Holy
Chris ReykdalMelanie Stambaugh
Mike SellsLuanne Van Werven
Gael Tarleton

2013-2014

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

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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