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  • Committee Members Raise Concerns about OSHA’s Intrusion into Family Farms
    Jan 14, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee members today raised concerns about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) unprecedented intrusion into family farms. In a letter to OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels, committee leaders requested documents and communications surro... More
  • ICYMI: Obama's Constitutional Education
    Jan 14, 2014  - President Obama treats limits on executive power like college students treat the 21-year drinking age, and judging from oral arguments Monday the Supreme Court may respond by limiting his driving privileges. The vote may even be 9-0 that a President can't tell Congress when it is in recess so he ca... More
  • Education Leaders Share Their ObamaCare Challenges
    Jan 7, 2014  - The New Year is ushering in new challenges for the nation’s schools, thanks to the president’s health care law. Following reports of schools forced to cut hours for substitute teachers, limit classes for adjunct professors, or reduce pay to manage higher costs as a result of ObamaCare, the House Edu... More
  • Committee Invites Public to Share #YourStory on Effects of ObamaCare on Schools, Colleges, and Universities
    Dec 11, 2013  - Republican leaders on the House Education and the Workforce Committee today released a letter seeking feedback from the American people about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the nation’s education system. The letter is the committee’s latest effort to examine the imp... More
  • Walberg Statement: Hearing on Examining Recent Actions by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    Dec 4, 2013  - The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is charged with enforcing the affirmative action and nondiscrimination employment requirements governing federal contractors. It is a tremendous responsibility that affects more than 20,000 businesses and roughly one out of every five American worke... More
  • Walberg Introduces Bill to Protect Hospitals from Unprecedented Government Interference
    Dec 3, 2013  - Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, today introduced the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act (H.R. 3633). The legislation would prevent the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program... More
  • Committee Questions HHS Over Treatment of Taft-Hartley Plans under ObamaCare
    Dec 3, 2013  - Dear Secretary Sebelius: We respectfully request clarification regarding the Obama administration’s regulatory efforts related to Taft-Hartley health insurance plans (Taft-Hartley plans) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Over the past several months, there have been report... More
  • ICYMI: A Federal Anti-Education Plan
    Nov 20, 2013  - By Bob Kerrey and Jeffrey T. Leeds Virtually all middle-class jobs now require postsecondary skills and credentials. Yet as many middle- and lower-income families and students adjust to the reality that college has become a necessity rather than a luxury, the luxury price tag that college commands ... More
  • Kline, Rokita Applaud Developments in Louisiana Private School Choice Lawsuit
    Nov 19, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice dropped its injunction against a private school choice program in Louisiana... More
  • Kline Statement on President's Health Care Announcement
    Nov 14, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after President Obama announced "administrative" changes to his health care law: President Obama’s announcement is nothing more than a political gimmick that will do little to provide Americans the ... More
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