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  • An Off-Ramp From ObamaCare
    Mar 3, 2015  - On Wednesday the Supreme Court will take on yet another legal challenge to the president’s health-care law, when the justices hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell. If the court rules against the administration, as any fair reading of the law would demand, millions of individuals and families will ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Committee Examines Resolution to Block NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 3, 2015  - On Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold a legislative hearing entitled, “H.J. Res. 29, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by... More
  • Redundant, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Executive Order Creates Bureaucratic Nightmare
    Feb 26, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) today held a hearing to examine the effects of Executive Order 13673, which may deny employers federal contracts if they or ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Joint Hearing on President’s Blacklisting Executive Order
    Feb 25, 2015  - On Thursday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold a joint subcommittee hearing entitled, “The Blacklisting Executive Order:... More
  • Student Success Act: Prohibiting Federal Involvement in Common Core
    Feb 18, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The Obama administration has taken unprecedented action to further expand the federal footprint in America’s classrooms. Through the administration’s waiver scheme and pet programs such as Race to the Top, the Secretary of Education has used taxpayer dollars to coerce states into enact... More
  • Kline Statement on White House Education Report
    Feb 13, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to the White House education report released earlier today: “The White House report pretends the president’s budget proposal is the law of the land. It isn’t and never will be. In fact, ... More
  • Rep. Messer Introduces Bill to Safeguard Students and Educators from ObamaCare Burdens
    Feb 5, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Member Luke Messer (R-IN) today introduced legislation that would exempt schools, colleges, and universities from the health care law’s employer mandate. The Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by ObamaCare’s Obligatory Levies (SCHOOL) Act (H.R. 769) provides rel... More
  • Kline Statement on President’s Budget Proposal
    Feb 2, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal: A budget reflects priorities, and it’s clear the president’s priorities continue to be more spending, more taxes, and more governme... More
  • Kline Statement on Paid Sick Leave
    Jan 15, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding the president's call for legislation that would mandate employers provide paid sick leave: Working families are being squeezed and the answer isn’t more government. The president has shown... More
  • Committee Leaders Request Information on EEOC's Religious Garb Guidance
    Jan 12, 2015  - Dear Chair Yang and Commissioners Barker, Feldblum, and Lipnic: On March 6, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a publication entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” and an accompanying fact sheet. Among other things, thi... More