• NLRB: Destroying Opportunity Since 2009
    Jul 14, 2016  - The Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is always finding new ways to make it harder for workers to succeed. In recent years, there have been “ambush” elections and job-destroying micro-unions, diktats to private businesses on where to create jobs, and restrictions on the right to secret bal... More
  • A Change of Course for All Americans
    Jun 14, 2016  - Fewer than one-third of Americans are satisfied with the direction in which the country is moving, and the economy continues to rank as the most important problem we face as a nation. As House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) explained after last month’s troubling job... More
  • Byrne Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87
    May 18, 2016  - This resolution is about standing up for the rights of workers and employers. The Obama administration has continually put the interests of union leaders ahead of what’s best for hardworking Americans. It’s disappointing, because working families are struggling in today’s economy, which we recently ... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87 and H.R. 5003, "Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016"
    May 18, 2016  - Today, the committee will consider two proposals as part of our ongoing efforts to promote responsible solutions to the challenges facing the American people. First, we will consider a resolution to promote fair union elections by blocking the Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. Over the years, ... More
  • Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More
  • The 0.5% Economy
    May 4, 2016  - President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then ... More
  • Roe Statement: Hearing on "The Persuader Rule: The Administration's Latest Attack on Employer Free Speech and Employee Free Choice"
    Apr 27, 2016  - We are here today to examine a new rule finalized by the Department of Labor and its impact on America’s workers and employers. I’d like to start by saying that we are now in the seventh year of the economic recovery—the slowest recovery in our nation’s history. Although we’ve made progress over the... More