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House and Senate Education Committee Chairmen: ESSA Accountability Regulations Need Close Review

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released the following statements after the Department of Education released its proposed regulation implementing “accountability” provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act. This proposed regulation is the first step of the regulatory process. The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal. Congressman Kline said: “Congress...

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Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Promoting Safe Workplaces Through Effective and Responsible Recordkeeping Standards"

There are many issues under our jurisdiction that touch workplaces across the country. One of the more important issues is employee health and safety. This is a challenging issue that directly impacts the lives of America’s workers and their families, and one that demands thoughtful and meaningful solutions. As I said at a hearing last month, we all agree that hardworking men and women should be able to earn a paycheck without risking a serious injury or being exposed to a deadly disease, and ev...

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OSHA Taking Its Eye off the Ball with Misguided Changes to Recordkeeping Standards

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to examine regulatory changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping standards, and whether or not these changes will advance worker safety. “Reducing occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities is a priority that crosses party lines, and stretches from the White House to the halls of Congress,” Rep. Walberg said. “However, there are times when we share a ...

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Roe Applauds Senate Action Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following statement after the Senate approved H. J. Res. 88, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act blocking the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. Introduced by Rep. Roe, the resolution will help low- and middle-income families plan for retirement by stopping an extreme, partisan rule that will limit access to affordable financial advice. Today’s Senate vote...

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