• Not So Fast …
    Nov 17, 2016  - For the past eight years, the Obama administration has shown it prefers executive overreach and regulatory schemes to bipartisanship and compromise. Time and again, they have proven their rulemaking is anything but responsible through measures including: An extreme and partisan overtime rule that wi... More
  • Kline, Roe Statement on Federal Judicial Decision Blocking DOL Persuader Rule
    Nov 16, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement after a federal judge permanently blocked the Department of Labor from enfor... More
  • Fewer Options, Higher Costs
    Nov 15, 2016  - Retirement security is a difficult challenge facing millions of Americans. Unfortunately, misguided regulatory policies often make matters worse. The latest example is the Department of Labor’s flawed "fiduciary" rule. For years, many warned this rule would hurt the very people it’s intended to help... More
  • 25 Senate, House Education Committee Members: Education Department Should Withdraw Rule That Violates “the Unambiguously Expressed Intent of Congress”
    Nov 7, 2016  - Twenty-five Republican members of the Senate and House education committees today urged the Department of Education to withdraw its proposed “supplement not supplant” regulation, saying it “violates the unambiguously expressed intent of Congress,” and called on the department to instead work with Co... More
  • House and Senate Committee Members Write to Education Department on "Supplement Not Supplant" Proposed Regulation
    Nov 4, 2016  - The Honorable John B. King, Jr. Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 Re: RIN 1810-AB33 Proposed Rule on Implementing the Supplement, Not Supplant Provision Under Title I of the ESEA Dear Secretary King: We respectfully submit these comments in response... More
  • A Surprising Admission From an Unlikely Source
    Nov 3, 2016  - Well, this is very interesting. A federal judge recently blocked enforcement of the Obama administration’s fatally flawed blacklisting rule. At the time, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee, said: The administration has spent significant time and taxpayer re... More
  • Federal Judge Reaffirms What We’ve Been Saying All Along
    Oct 31, 2016  - It’s only been a month since the Obama administration finalized a flawed and redundant blacklisting rule. Republicans have repeatedly raised concerns that this executive overreach would strip employers of due process rights and make the current system—which is designed to protect workers—unworkable.... More