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NATION IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : Schroeder Heads Panel on Children

March 01, 1991|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) became one of only a handful of women to head a House committee this century as she took over as chairwoman of the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Schroeder sponsored a family medical leave bill that President Bush vetoed last year. She said she wants to look into Head Start funding, child care and how to rewrite divorce laws to ensure the economic security of children.

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