• Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat"
    Sep 21, 2016  - When the committee last met to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act, we heard concerns from state and local education leaders that the administration is not implementing the law in a way that respects its letter and intent. Since that time, the Department of Education has released a regulatory pro... More
  • Committee Seeks Information to Hold Agencies Accountable for End-of-Term Agenda
    Sep 21, 2016  - House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and other committee leaders sent oversight letters to both the Department of Education and the Department of Labor regarding “the precedent that exists for increased regulatory actions executed by outgoing administrations.” Sp... More
  • Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help
    Sep 12, 2016  - Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help By Editorial Board Never mind that the higher education plans of tens of thousands of students will be disrupted. Or that 8,000 people will lose their jobs. Or that American taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of mil... More
  • Committee Raises Concerns with FSA Management, Single Servicer Proposal
    Aug 8, 2016  - Dear Secretary King: To address “the inability of the Department of Education to adequately manage” student financial aid, Congress designated the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) as a performance-based organization. In exchange for greater operational flexibility, FSA is expected to deliver per... More
  • 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
  • What They’re Saying: Real-World Consequences of DOL’s Overtime Rule
    Jul 6, 2016  - While families continue to struggle under an anemic economy, the Obama administration continues to advance the same-old failed policies that are holding workers and small businesses back. The latest example? An overtime rule the Department of Labor promises will cure years of stagnant wages that con... More
  • Federal Judge Halts Partisan Persuader Ploy
    Jun 30, 2016  - WARNING: Content may be troubling for those who support the Department of Labor’s latest assault on the rights of workers and employers. Just months after the Obama administration finalized an extreme and partisan rule that will boost Big Labor at the expense of America’s workers and employers, a fe... More