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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Five Questions for the Secretary of Labor
    Mar 25, 2014  - Tomorrow Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on the department’s budget and policy priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. This will be the secretary’s first appearance before the committee since his confirmation, so committee members are... More
  • Members Denounce New Gainful Employment Regulation
    Mar 14, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) criticized the Department of Education’s new draft of the gainful employment regulation, noting the regulati... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond to President’s FLSA Memorandum
    Mar 13, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following statement after President Obama directed Secretary Thomas Perez to review federal policies governing overtime pay: Today millions of American... More
  • New Report Confirms Education Department Failures in Student Loan Rehabilitation
    Mar 12, 2014  - Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that confirms Republican concerns about the Department of Education’s management of the student loan rehabilita... More
  • Committee Examines NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 5, 2014  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing entitled, “Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule.” During the hearing, members discussed how a proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) w... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Committee to Examine NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 4, 2014  - On Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Bu... More
  • Hearing Reviews Benefits of Self-Insured Plans
    Feb 26, 2014  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today held a hearing entitled, “Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans through Self-Insurance.” During the hearing, members discussed the positive benefits enjoyed by workers and employers pa... More
  • Kline, Foxx Question President's Higher Education Executive Actions
    Feb 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking information on his plans to use executive authority to advance the administration’s... More
  • Kline Statement on Executive Order Affecting Federal Contractors
    Feb 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after President Obama signed an executive order affecting federal contractor employees: The president’s failed policies are crushing working families with high unemployment, rising health care costs... More
  • DOL Revokes Controversial Family-Farming Guidance
    Feb 11, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced in a letter to the committee the withdrawal of controversial enforcement guidanc... More
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