• Kline Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87 and H.R. 5003, "Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016"
    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
  • Roe Statement: Hearing on "The Persuader Rule: The Administration's Latest Attack on Employer Free Speech and Employee Free Choice"
    Apr 27, 2016  - We are here today to examine a new rule finalized by the Department of Labor and its impact on America’s workers and employers. I’d like to start by saying that we are now in the seventh year of the economic recovery—the slowest recovery in our nation’s history. Although we’ve made progress over the... More
  • Byrne Introduces Resolution to Block Controversial “Persuader” Regulation
    Apr 15, 2016  - Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today introduced a resolution (H.J. Res. 87) under the Congressional Review Act to block a controversial new rule by the Department of Labor. Known as the “persuader” rule, the regulation will make it harder f... More
  • The Administration’s Persuader Ploy
    Apr 13, 2016  - For seven years, the Obama administration has pursued a concerted effort to advance the interests of union bosses at the expense of hardworking Americans. The latest ploy in this Big Labor agenda? A rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) that will undermine the rights of both workers and employers ... More