Wednesday morning the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing “examine the importance of national and community service in meeting critical economic needs” across the country.
According to a press release from the office Rep. George Miller—the chair of the committee—the hearing will focus on “re-invigorating” civic engagement, expanding national service opportunities for young people, and greening the United States with the help of national service programs.
Witnesses who will testify include:
- The Honorable Harris Wofford, former US Senator (D-PA)
- Van Jones, founder and president, Green for All
- Sgt. Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, United States Army
- David L. Caprara, director and nonresident fellow, Brookings Initiative on International
Volunteering and Service
- Usher Raymond IV, recording artist, chairman, Usher’s New Look (and Youth Chair of Service Nation)
- Richard Stengel, managing editor, TIME Magazine
- Cheryl L. Dorsey, president, Echoing Green
Footage of Usher’s testimony:
The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. EST in the Education and Labor Committee Hearing Room in the Rayburn House Office Building. It will be the first full committee education hearing during the 111th Congress.
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