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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ICYMI: Comp time: A workplace idea whose time has come
    Apr 26, 2013  - By Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) Should a working dad be forced to use up all of his vacation time in order to be involved in his child’s school? Should a military mom with her husband deployed have to dip into sick leave at work to make sure her kids have the parental support they need? Should someone w... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Highlights Need for Greater Workplace Flexibility
    Apr 25, 2013  - Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke on the House floor about how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) will help Americans better balance family and work. During his remarks, Chairman Kline highlighted the challenges many dad... More
  • ICYMI: Making Life Work
    Apr 22, 2013  - The House will soon consider the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ in lieu of cash wages for working overti... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
    Apr 12, 2013  - On Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Fair Labor Standa... More
  • Alabama Worker Urges Support for Comp Time Bill
    Apr 11, 2013  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a legislative hearing on the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill would allow private-sector employers to offer workers the choice of paid time o... More
  • House Republicans Introduce Bill to Provide Working Families More Flexibility
    Apr 9, 2013  - House Republicans, led by Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), today introduced legislation that will remove an unnecessary federal restriction on the private-sector and help Americans better balance family and work. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) would allow private-sector w... More
  • Kline Recognizes FMLA Anniversary
    Feb 5, 2013  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released the following statement in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act: Signed by President Clinton two decades ago, the Family and Medical Leave Act enables workers to keep thei... More
  • ICYMI: Lighter Lunches Leave Kids Hungry
    Oct 31, 2012  - Reports continue to reveal new school lunch requirements are leaving students hungry, increasing food waste, and running up costs for schools nationwide. According to a school food services director from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, "Participation is down, and the feedback we are getting is that [stu... More
  • Committee Requests Study on Controversial New School Lunch Requirements
    Oct 31, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) today asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate the impact of new requirements under the National School Lunch Program on students, schoo... More
  • Committee Members Ask GAO to Conduct Study on New School Lunch Requirements
    Oct 31, 2012  - Dear Mr. Dodaro: In December 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law, enacting the most comprehensive changes to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in more than 15 years. Among the most significant change was a requirement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) upd... More
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