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  • 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passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce.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
  • Committee Renews Request for Information on OSHA's Troubling Joint Employer Proposal
    Jan 19, 2016  - On October 13, 2015, we wrote to you regarding the Department of Labor’s (Department) draft memorandum to expand liability for workplace safety and health violations of franchisors under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act). Among other requests, the Committee’s letter specifically requeste... More
  • Committee Conducts Oversight of Child Abuse Prevention Policies
    Jan 15, 2016  - Dear Secretary Burwell: The Department of Health and Human Services is tasked with coordinating and administering the federal government’s efforts to prevent child abuse. We are deeply concerned the Department may not be properly enforcing the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA or the ... More
  • Witnesses Detail Consequences of Administration’s Regulatory Approach
    Dec 10, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing this week to explore how the Obama administration’s unprecedented onslaught of regulations is affecting American workers and job creators. “Federal policies play an important role in ensuring safe and healt... More
  • Office of Federal Student Aid Not Serving Best Interests of Students, Taxpayers
    Nov 18, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, chaired by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), today held a hearing to review the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Studen... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Meadows, Foxx to Hold Joint Hearing on Office of Federal Student Aid
    Nov 16, 2015  - On Wednesday, November 18, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, chaired by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), will hold a joint hearing titled, “Federal Student Aid: Pe... More