Posted on June 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, June 6 — Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on President Trump’s selection of Peter Oppenheim to serve as Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education:
“Peter Oppenheim is the kind of hardworking and thoughtful person who knows how to get a result. He navigated some of the most difficult turns in the bill fixing No Child Left Behind, and helped us reach 85 votes in the Senate. While I will be sorry to lose him from my staff, I know he will be a tremendous asset to Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education.”
Oppenheim is currently the Education Policy Director & Counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee under Chairman Alexander.