• A Surprising Admission From an Unlikely Source
    Nov 3, 2016  - Well, this is very interesting. A federal judge recently blocked enforcement of the Obama administration’s fatally flawed blacklisting rule. At the time, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee, said: The administration has spent significant time and taxpayer re... More
  • Committee Renews Demand for Information on OSHA Joint Employer Proposal
    Oct 26, 2016  - As part of a year-long oversight investigation, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez calling on the Department of Labor (DOL) to comply with repeat... More
  • Kline Statement on Judicial Decision Blocking the Administration’s Blacklisting Rule
    Oct 25, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to a United States District Court preliminary injunction halting implementation of the administration’s “blacklisting” rule involving government contractors: "This... More
  • Committee Renews Demand for Information on OSHA Joint Employer Proposal
    Oct 25, 2016  - Dear Secretary Perez: Pursuant to Rule X of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) commenced on October 13, 2015, an oversight inquiry into the development of an “investigatory tool” by the Department of Labor (Department) to determine whether em... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond to Government Watchdog Report on OFCCP Enforcement Efforts
    Sep 22, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, issued the following joint statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report concerning the Departmen... More
  • “Unprecedented New Leverage” for Unions
    Aug 30, 2016  - Is it too early to say we told you so? The Obama administration claims its blacklisting rule is about ensuring federal contractors deliver “fair pay and safe workplaces.” But since there has long been a process in place to hold federal contractors accountable, there has always been more than meets t... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond to Administration’s Final Blacklisting Regulation
    Aug 24, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), issued the following joint statement today in response to the administr... More