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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Examine Regulatory Structure of Federal Wage and Hour Law
    Jul 22, 2014  - On Wednesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled, “Improving the Federal Wage and Hour Regulatory Structure.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Fair Labor ... More
  • Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Protecting America’s Youth: An Update from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children"
    Jul 15, 2014  - We are pleased to hear today from Mr. John Ryan, the president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children or NCMEC. Mr. Ryan will give us an update on NCMEC’s important work and how a number of legislative changes enacted last year are enhancing the efforts... More
  • Kline Statement on PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum
    Jul 14, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after it was announced Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Director Josh Gotbaum would step down: Director Gotbaum is to be commended for his years of dedicated service and unwavering commitment to... More
  • Chairmen Urge Labor Secretary Perez To Reverse Davis-Bacon Decision
    Jul 11, 2014  - Dear Secretary Perez, We write to request the Department of Labor (department) reverse its attempt to unilaterally extend the Davis Bacon Act (hereinafter referred to as "Davis-Bacon") to survey technicians. It is clear from witness testimony before the Committee on Education and the Workforce as w... More
  • Chairmen Urge Labor Secretary Perez To Reverse Davis-Bacon Decision
    Jul 11, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today joined Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) to urge Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to reverse the department’s decision to unilaterally exte... More
  • Strengthening Our Commitment to Victims of Youth Trafficking
    Jul 11, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Each year, an estimated 300,000 youth may become victims of sex trafficking, while other youth are forced into hard labor and drug trafficking. Runaway and homeless youth are especially at risk of falling victim to sex trafficking. Approximately one out seven runaway youth reported to ... More
  • Committee Leaders Issue Joint Statement in Response to PBGC Financial Report
    Jun 30, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Education and the Workforce Committee Senior Democrat George Miller (D-CA), Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Senior Democrat J... More
  • Kline, Roe Applaud Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    Jun 30, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today issued the following joint statement after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores: Religious freedom is a fund... More
  • Left Turn: Supreme Court Rebukes President Obama
    Jun 27, 2014  - In a resounding rebuke of President Obama, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision yesterday declaring the president’s 2012 non-recess recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional. In response to the high court’s ruling, Education and the Workforce Committee Chair... More
  • Kline, Roe Respond to Supreme Court’s Noel Canning Decision
    Jun 26, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today issued the following joint statement after the Supreme Court struck down President Obama’s unconstitutional appointments to the National Labo... More
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