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House Passes Bill to Enhance Protections for Missing and Exploited Children

The House today passed the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act (H.R. 1808) by a voice vote. Introduced by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the bill updates the Missing Children’s Assistance Act to strengthen national efforts to recover and protect missing and exploited children. Members issued the following statements following House passage: “As a father, I cannot imagine the...

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House Passes Bill to Enhance Opportunity for Vulnerable Youth, Improve Juvenile Justice

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 by voice vote. Introduced by Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), the bipartisan legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) to help state and local leaders better serve juvenile offenders and at-risk youth. “The Juvenile Justice Reform Act gives kids across the U.S. a second chance. The reforms we make in the JJRA are focuse...

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Foxx Statement on President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2018: Students, workers, and small businesses cannot succeed in an economy that is crippled by too much government and too much debt. During the last eight years, we were told time and again that more spending on more programs would lead to more prosperity. Hardworking taxpayers were burdened by new programs they cou...

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Helping America’s Most Vulnerable

Protecting children from harm and providing vulnerable youth a pathway to success are vital national priorities. And today, the House of Representatives is expected to take two important steps that will advance these priorities for children and families. Step one: Strengthen protections for children who are victims of deplorable crimes. In 1984, Congress passed and President Reagan signed into law the Missing Children’s Assistance Act. The law established a grant to support efforts to find miss...

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Foxx Statement on the Fiduciary Rule

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s decision to allow the fiduciary rule to take effect June 9, 2017: The last administration inflicted a lot of pain on workers, families, and small businesses, and it is going to take bold leadership to undo the damage that's been done and pursue a better course.‎ The secretary's decision does not provide the relief workers an...

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Byrne Statement: Hearing on “The Need for More Responsible Regulatory and Enforcement Policies at the EEOC”

Every American deserves an equal chance to earn success. No one should be denied an opportunity because of unlawful discrimination. The vast majority of employers treat their employees equally and foster an environment free of discrimination. But we live in a world where prejudice and bigotry still exist, and bad actors must be held accountable. That is why there are important protections under federal law to prevent workplace discrimination, including the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with D...

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Hearings to Examine Regulatory and Enforcement Policies at EEOC, the Need for Improved Transparency in Higher Education

This week, members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will participate in hearings examining the policies of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as federal requirements intended to promote transparency in higher education. Both hearings will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. On Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), will hold a hearing entitled, “The Nee...

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