April 3rd, 2014
Freshman Representative Mark Takano (D-Riverside) has been named to the House Education & the Workforce committee. The former teacher and community college board member gave up his seat on the House Science committee, but remains on the Veterans Affairs committee. Takano becomes the fifth Californian on the committee, joining Republicans Buck McKeon and Duncan Hunter and Democrats George Miller and Susan Davis. However, McKeon and Miller, both former committee chairs, have announced their retirements at the end of this year.