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  • Kline, Walberg Seek Information on DOL's Overtime Proposal Outreach
    Feb 12, 2016  - Dear Secretary Perez: On August 21, 2015, we were joined by 20 of our colleagues in requesting an additional 60 days of public comment on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (the Department) proposal to update the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In a letter dated August 31, 2015,... More
  • State Education Chief: We're Ready, Willing, and Able to Lead
    Feb 10, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members learned what state and local leaders expect from the new law and discussed opportuniti... More
  • Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control"
    Feb 10, 2016  - After years of flawed policies and federal intrusions into the nation’s classrooms, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act based on the principle that responsibility of K-12 education must be returned to state and local leaders. The new law repeals onerous federal requirements and ensures im... More
  • Kline on President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal
    Feb 9, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement in response to the president’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request: The American people aren’t interested in continuing the same failed policies that have fostered an anemic eco... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** State and Local Education Leaders to Discuss Next Steps for Every Student Succeeds Act
    Feb 8, 2016  - On Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.” The hearing will take pla... More
  • Labor Department Drops the Ball
    Feb 4, 2016  - With the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce. The law puts the bes... More
  • Committee Approves Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Retirement Savers, Ensure Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    Feb 2, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved two bipartisan bills that will strengthen the retirement security of working Americans: the Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act (H.R. 4293), introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), and the Stren... More
  • Getting It Right
    Feb 1, 2016  - Protecting the retirement security of hardworking Americans is an important bipartisan priority. This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider a bipartisan legislative solution that will do just that. This effort stands in stark contrast to the extreme, partisan approach unde... More
  • Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    Feb 1, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: As a country, we face a number of significant retirement challenges. Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- a... More
  • Walberg Statement on Labor Department’s Joint Employer “Guidance”
    Jan 20, 2016  - Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to enforcement changes announced by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division: Once again the administration is pushing regulatory policies that will harm the workers and job ... More