Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

2009 - 2012 Obama Administration

President:

Barack Obama (D) 2009 - present



Secretary of Education:



Arne Duncan

Major education actions:

  • 2009 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5)

111th Congress (2009-2010)

  • SENATE: 56-Dem, 41-, 2-Ind. (caucused with Dem)
    • Vice-President: Joseph Biden (D)
    • Majority Leader: Harry M. Reid (D-NV)
    • Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    • Committee:   Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
      • Chair: Edward Kennedy (D-MA) (died August 25, 2009)
        Chair: Tom Harkin (D-IA)
      • Ranking Minority Member: Mike Enzi (R-WY)

  • HOUSE: 254-Dem, 178-Rep
    • Speaker: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    • Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
    • Minority Leader: John Boehner (R-OH)
    • Committee: 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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