February 9, 2001
McKeon Keeps Chairmanship in House
Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon will continue to play the lead role on issues of importance to higher education in the House of Representatives, the Republican chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee said last week.
Many college lobbyists and lenders applauded the news. They had worried that Mr. McKeon, a California Republican, would no longer be able to lead the House's efforts on higher-education issues because of the chamber's seniority rules.