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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Kline, Walberg Statement on Respirable Coal Dust
    Apr 23, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced a final rule concerning respirable coal dust: For too long a flawed regulator... More
  • DOL Revokes Controversial Family-Farming Guidance
    Feb 11, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced in a letter to the committee the withdrawal of controversial enforcement guidanc... More
  • Witnesses Discuss OSHA’s Executive Overreach
    Feb 4, 2014  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing entitled, “OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process.” During the hearing, members discussed instances in which the Occupational Safety and Health... More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on OSHA Proposed Regulatory Change to Silica Standard
    Aug 26, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued a proposed regulation to reduce the permissible exposure limit to silica: No one should b... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Workforce Protections Subcommittee to Examine Reforms to FECA Program
    Jul 8, 2013  - On Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Labor Department’s Proposed Reforms to the FECA Program.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Ena... More
  • Kline, Walberg Request Information on OSHA's Proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program
    Jun 5, 2013  - Dear Assistant Secretary Michaels: We strongly support and share the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) commitment to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Accordingly, any proposed regulations issued by OSHA ultimately must contribute to the goal of safer a... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Highlights Need for Greater Workplace Flexibility
    Apr 25, 2013  - Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke on the House floor about how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) will help Americans better balance family and work. During his remarks, Chairman Kline highlighted the challenges many dad... More
  • ICYMI: Roe bill would prevent uncertainty in labor-management relations
    Apr 10, 2013  - Tomorrow the House is expected to consider the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120). Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, the legislation responds to the ongoing legal chaos surrounding th... More
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