5.13 – Iron Triangles PAC – American Federation of Teachers Committee on Political Education (AFTCOPE) Member(s) of Congress – Committee on Education and Labor (House), Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) Bureaucratic agency that oversees the policy implementation of that issue – The Department of Education Why this is an Iron Triangle: The AFTCOPE grants money to candidates for House and Senate with aims similar to the members’ (the teachers’), such as increased education budgets and more benefits for teachers. If these candidates gain the election, in turn, they will seek appointments at whichever committee in their House of Congress deals with education; for a senator, it would be the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and for a representative it would be the Committee on Education and Labor. Through this committee, they would implement laws beneficial to teachers, such as increased pay and/ or benefits, etc. The PAC, in turn, would grant these members of Congress further aid in
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