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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Leaders Request Information on Regulatory Process from Agencies Within Committee's Jurisdiction
    Sep 12, 2013  - Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Su... More
  • ICYMI: Why Fewer Working-Age Americans Are Working
    Sep 6, 2013  - The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. More than 300,000 people stopped working or looking for a job. Their exodus shrank the so-called labor force participation rate — the percentage... More
  • The REINS Act: Strengthening Regulatory Accountability For America’s Students and Workers
    Aug 1, 2013  - This week the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), the legislation would require federal agencies to submit major regulations (those with an annual economic effect of more t... More
  • Hearing Examines Reforms to Protect Secret Ballot and Prevent Job-Destroying Micro-Unions
    Jun 26, 2013  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today held a hearing to examine reforms to improve the National Labor Relations Act. During the hearing, members discussed legislative proposals to protect workers’ access to secret ballot union elections a... More
  • House Approves Legislation to Give Working Families More Flexibility
    May 8, 2013  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013(H.R. 1406), legislation that will help more Americans balance the needs of family and work. Sponsored by Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), this commonsense proposal would allow private-sector employers to ... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act
    May 8, 2013  - The House will consider today the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), this commonsense proposal will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Support for Working Families Flexibility Act
    May 8, 2013  - Right now the House is considering H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013. This commonsense legislation modernizes an outdated federal law that prevents private-sector employers from offering employees the option to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime hours. Mom... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Andy's Story
    May 6, 2013  - For nearly 30 years, public-sector workers have had the opportunity to choose between accruing paid time off, or ‘ comp time,’ or taking cash wages for overtime hours worked. However, an outdated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering their workers the same benefit. Meet Andy Br... More
  • ICYMI: Kline: It's Time to Give Working Families More Flexibility
    May 3, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline (R-MN) A South St. Paul mom and dad are having a difficult time balancing work and family. They feel time spent with their children — something we all dearly covet and our kids direly need — is harder to come by. A member of the Minnesota National Guard deployed overseas can’t st... More
  • ICYMI: Martha Roby, Working Mom
    Apr 30, 2013  - In April 2009, Martha Roby wasn’t sure she could juggle being a House member with raising her toddler daughter and baby son. As attracted as she was to the idea of representing Alabama’s second district in Congress, Roby — at the time, a city council member in Montgomery, Ala. — had enough doubts t... More
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