• 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
  • Committee Approves Resolution to Protect Rights of Workers and Employers, Block “Persuader” Rule
    May 18, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved a resolution (H. J. Res. 87) under the Congressional Review Act to protect the rights of workers and employers by blocking a new rule by the Department of Labor. Known as the “persuader” rule, the r... More
  • Byrne Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87
    May 18, 2016  - This resolution is about standing up for the rights of workers and employers. The Obama administration has continually put the interests of union leaders ahead of what’s best for hardworking Americans. It’s disappointing, because working families are struggling in today’s economy, which we recently ... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87 and H.R. 5003
    May 18, 2016  - Today, the committee will consider two proposals as part of our ongoing efforts to promote responsible solutions to the challenges facing the American people. First, we will consider a resolution to promote fair union elections by blocking the Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. Over the years, ... More
  • Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More
  • The 0.5% Economy
    May 4, 2016  - President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then ... More
  • Witnesses Warn “Persuader” Rule Harms Workers and Small Business Owners
    Apr 27, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), held a hearing today to examine the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. Finalized in March 2016, this partisan rule vastly restricts the long-standing “advice” exemption under the Labor-Management ... More