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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • What They’re Saying: School Leaders Voice Strong Support for Student Success Act
    Jul 18, 2013  - Support continues to grow for the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation the House is currently considering to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. As detailed in letters sent to the committee, the Student Success Act will help raise student achievement by restoring local control, supporting ... More
  • Trusting State and Local Education Leaders
    Jul 10, 2013  - No one understands the needs of students better than the parents, teachers, and school administrators who spend time with them every day. Yet current law assumes Washington knows best, mandating one-size-fits-all accountability requirements that restrict states’ ability to effectively evaluate and i... More
  • Heck: Time to Give Control Back to State and Local Leaders Who Know Our Kids Best
    Jul 8, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans today released the third in a series of videos highlighting the four key principles of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to reform federal K-12 education law. Watch Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) explain how the bill will restore local contro... More
  • Shrinking Washington's Role in Our Schools
    Jun 26, 2013  - America’s education system faces serious challenges, and the federal law governing K-12 classrooms is overdue for reform. But instead of working with Congress to rewrite the law, the Obama administration is using conditional waivers and pet grant programs to compel states to adopt the president’s pr... More
  • The Student Success Act: Reducing the Federal Footprint
    Jun 24, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: Over the last four decades, the federal government’s role in K-12 education has increased dramatically. Despite tripling federal funding since 1965, student achievement has remained flat. Meanwhile, the Department of Education currently operates more than 80 programs tied to K-12 class... More
  • Republicans Introduce NLRA Reforms to Protect Secret Ballot and Roll Back Micro-Union Scheme
    Jun 13, 2013  - Republicans today introduced two legislative proposals that would protect workers’ right to secret ballot union elections and roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) micro-union Specialty Healthcare decision. The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will discuss both... More
  • H.R. 2347: Representation Fairness Restoration Act
    Jun 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: Unions have long tried to organize small groups or “units” of employees as an incremental step toward organizing an entire workplace. A standard used for decades by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) required a different approach, one that promoted unity in workplaces by includi... More
  • H.R. 2346: Secret Ballot Protection Act
    Jun 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: Under current federal labor law, workers choose whether or not to be represented by a union through a federally-supervised secret ballot election. However, workers can also organize through a ‘card check’ campaign, in which workers are asked to publicly declare their support for union ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss the Role of Accreditation in Quality Higher Education Programs
    Jun 11, 2013  - On Thursday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Keeping College Within Reach: Discussing Program Quality Through Accreditation.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Raybu... More
  • Kline, Heck Express Concerns with USDA's Proposed Competitive Foods Rule
    May 30, 2013  - Dear Secretary Vilsack: As the school year comes to an end, states, school districts, parents, students, the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Congress have now had a fully year to examine the effects of the updated meal pattern standards on the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Aft... More
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