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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Roe Statement: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute for H.R. 4321
    Apr 9, 2014  - Thank you, Chairman Kline, and thank you for convening today’s markup of H.R. 4321, the Employee Privacy Protection Act. In just a few moments I will address the technical change included in the substitute amendment. Before I do, I think it’s important to outline why this commonsense legislation is ... More
  • Kline Statement: Amendment for H.R. 4320
    Apr 9, 2014  - It has been four years since the tragedy at Upper Big Branch; four years since 29 miners lost their lives in a deadly disaster; four years since the families of Montcoal, West Virginia were forced to live without their loved ones; and for four years Democrats in Washington have sought to politicize ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Consider Legislation to Help Ensure Fair Union Elections, Protect Worker Privacy
    Apr 7, 2014  - On Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 4320) and the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4321). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn Ho... More
  • House, Senate Leaders Introduce Legislative Response to NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 27, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), today introduced legislation that will protect ... More
  • The Employee Privacy Protection Act
    Mar 27, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is advancing a proposal that would jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families. Buried in a draft rule designed to speed up union elections, the NLRB is attempting to require employers to disclose employees’ personal information to uni... More
  • The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act: Protecting Workers’ Free Choice
    Mar 27, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: In February the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a proposal that will dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s proposed rule will significantly shorten the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election da... More
  • Committee Leaders Urge NLRB to Extend Comment Period for Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 26, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asking the board to extend the public comment period for the controversial ambush election prop... More
  • Committee Examines NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 5, 2014  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing entitled, “Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule.” During the hearing, members discussed how a proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) w... More
  • Kline Statement: "Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule”
    Mar 5, 2014  - For many of my colleagues, this hearing might evoke a sense of déjà vu. Not too long ago we debated a nearly identical ambush election rule proposed by the National Labor Relations Board that would stifle employers’ free speech and cripple workers’ free choice. In 2011 the House passed with bipartis... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Committee to Examine NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 4, 2014  - On Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Bu... More
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