• OSHA Taking Its Eye off the Ball with Misguided Changes to Recordkeeping Standards
    May 25, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to examine regulatory changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping standards, and whether or not these changes will advance worker safety. “Reducing occupational... More
  • Roe Applauds Senate Action Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    May 24, 2016  - Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following statement after the Senate approved H. J. Res. 88, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act blocking the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. Introduced by... More
  • Zero Tolerance
    May 24, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to examine the misuse of AmeriCorps funds and ongoing oversight deficiencies at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Most recently, an investigation by the CN... More
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Demanding Accountability at the Corporation for National and Community Service”
    May 24, 2016  - The Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS, is in charge of overseeing the community service activities of more than eight different federal programs and initiatives. For the current fiscal year, CNCS received more than $1 billion to carry out these programs, one of which is the Ame... More
  • Committee Approves Resolution to Protect Rights of Workers and Employers, Block “Persuader” Rule
    May 18, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved a resolution (H. J. Res. 87) under the Congressional Review Act to protect the rights of workers and employers by blocking a new rule by the Department of Labor. Known as the “persuader” rule, the r... More
  • Byrne Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87
    May 18, 2016  - This resolution is about standing up for the rights of workers and employers. The Obama administration has continually put the interests of union leaders ahead of what’s best for hardworking Americans. It’s disappointing, because working families are struggling in today’s economy, which we recently ... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87 and H.R. 5003
    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