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  • 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
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline and Roe Urge Colleagues to Support H.R. 1120
    Apr 12, 2013  - Right now, the House is considering the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120). The legislation responds to the ongoing legal chaos surrounding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the wake of President Obama's 2012 non-recess recess appointments by requ... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 1120, The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act
    Apr 12, 2013  - America’s workplaces are facing significant challenges. Consumer demand remains weak. Threats of new regulations and higher taxes continue. And a looming debt crisis threatens the growth and prosperity our nation is working so hard to attain. Washington should not be in the business of making these ... More
  • Roe Statement: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute for H.R. 1120
    Mar 20, 2013  - Thank you Mr. Chairman. I also want to thank you for convening this meeting on the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act. For more than two years, the committee has engaged in aggressive and responsible oversight of the National Labor Relations Board. Our goal has always b... More
  • Committee Members Introduce Bill to Prevent Future NLRB Legal Uncertainty
    Mar 13, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans, led by Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), today introduced the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120). The legislation responds to the ongoing legal chaos surrou... More
  • H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act
    Mar 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: In January 2012, President Obama installed three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was not in recess. In the wake of the president’s unprecedented action, efforts to overturn board rulings were initiated in various federal courts on the ... More
  • Kline: Unconstitutional NLRB Appointment Scheme Creates Uncertainty for All Americans
    Feb 13, 2013  - The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions today held a hearing to examine the future of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the wake the recent Noel Canning vs. NLRB case. During today’s hearing, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) ... More
  • State of the Union Preview: Five Questions the President Must Answer
    Feb 12, 2013  - The nation will tune in tonight to hear President Obama discuss the State of the Union. As is always the case with this solemn occasion, Americans from every walk of life will listen closely as the president outlines the challenges we face and offers his ideas for leading the country toward a bright... More
  • ICYMI: Obama's tactics taint labor board
    Feb 11, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline A Feb. 4 column by Harold Meyerson ("How a GOP minority stole your rights") was long on rhetoric and short on key details that would have helped readers better understand a crisis facing our nation. While Meyerson's concerns about "nullified safeguards for average Americans" are ... More