Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

2005 - 2008 Bush Administration


George W. Bush (R) 2005 -2008

Secretary of Education:

Margaret Spellings

Major education actions:

2006 - Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (P.L. 109-270)
2007 - America Competes Act; P.L. 110-69
2007 - Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act (P.L. 110- 134)

109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • SENATE: 55-Rep, 44-Dem, 1-Ind.
    • Vice-President: Richard Cheney (R)
    • Majority Leader: William H. Frist (R-TN)
    • Minority Leader: Harry M. Reid (D-NV)
    • Committee: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
  • HOUSE: 232-Rep, 202-Dem, 1-Other
    • Speaker: J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
    • Majority Leader: Thomas DeLay (R-TX)
    • Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    • Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce
      • Chair: John Boehner (R-OH)
      • Ranking Minority Member: George Miller (D-CA)

110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • SENATE: 49-Rep, 49-Dem, 2-Ind. (caucused with Dem)
    • Vice-President: Richard Cheney (R)
    • Majority Leader: Harry M. Reid (D-NV)
    • Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    • Committee:  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
  • HOUSE: 233-Rep, 202-Dem
    • Speaker:  Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    • Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
    • Minority Leader: John Boehner (R-OH)
    • Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce
      • Chair: George Miller (D-CA)
      • Ranking Minority Member: Howard M. (Buck) McKeon (R-CA)

Notes and Sources

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