• Native American Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
    Mar 29, 2017  - The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to examine the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017 (H.R. 986). Introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), the legislation would protect Native American sovereignty by preventing ... More
  • President Signs Resolution Blocking Harmful Blacklisting Rule
    Mar 27, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) released the following statements after President Trump signed H. J. Res 37 into law. The resolution blocks the Obama administration’s flawed and unnecessary “blacklisting” rul... More
  • House Overturns OSHA’s Unlawful Power Grab
    Mar 1, 2017  - The House today passed a resolution of disapproval (H. J. Res 83) under the Congressional Review Act to overturn an unlawful power grab by the Obama administration and reject a failed approach to workplace safety. Introduced by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Pro... More
  • Foxx Statement: Consideration of H. J. Res 83
    Mar 1, 2017  - I rise today in support of this resolution because it will reverse an unlawful power grab and restore responsible worker health and safety policies. Article one of the Constitution is clear. It is the members of this body — the legislative branch — who write the law. Why? Because we are closest to t... More
  • OSHA’s Volks Rule: “An Extreme Abuse of Authority”
    Mar 1, 2017  - Worker safety has long been a national priority. But, finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Volks” rule does nothing to advance this priority. Rather than improve enforcement of existing safety standards or collaborate ... More
  • Overturning OSHA's Unlawful Power Grab
    Feb 21, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Protecting America’s workers from injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace is an important national priority. That’s why Republicans have repeatedly called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to collaborate with employers, independent safety experts, a... More
  • Byrne Moves to Overturn OSHA’s Unlawful Power Grab
    Feb 21, 2017  - Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, today introduced a resolution of disapproval (H. J. Res 83) under the Congressional Review Act to overturn an unlawful power grab by the Obama administration and reject a failed approach to workplace safety. The resolu... More