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  • Holding the NLRB Accountable for its Ambush Election Rule
    Feb 10, 2014  - The Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is once again advancing a radical ambush union election rule. The regulatory proposal would dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections, and ultimately stifle employer free speech and cripple worker free choice. First proposed i... More
  • Kline, Roe Respond to NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule
    Feb 5, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statements after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released an “ambush election” rule that significantly alters uni... More
  • Witnesses Discuss OSHA’s Executive Overreach
    Feb 4, 2014  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing entitled, “OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process.” During the hearing, members discussed instances in which the Occupational Safety and Health... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss Opportunities to Better Prepare Disadvantaged Students for College Success
    Jan 24, 2014  - OnTuesday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled,“Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-income and First Generation Students.” The hearing will take pl... More
  • Committee Members Raise Concerns about OSHA’s Intrusion into Family Farms
    Jan 14, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee members today raised concerns about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) unprecedented intrusion into family farms. In a letter to OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels, committee leaders requested documents and communications surro... More
  • ICYMI: Obama's Constitutional Education
    Jan 14, 2014  - President Obama treats limits on executive power like college students treat the 21-year drinking age, and judging from oral arguments Monday the Supreme Court may respond by limiting his driving privileges. The vote may even be 9-0 that a President can't tell Congress when it is in recess so he ca... More
  • Education Leaders Share Their ObamaCare Challenges
    Jan 7, 2014  - The New Year is ushering in new challenges for the nation’s schools, thanks to the president’s health care law. Following reports of schools forced to cut hours for substitute teachers, limit classes for adjunct professors, or reduce pay to manage higher costs as a result of ObamaCare, the House Edu... More
  • Committee Requests GAO Report on the Administrative Burdens of IDEA
    Dec 17, 2013  - Dear Mr. Dodaro: On December 3, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-446), which revised and reformed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. The law included several provisions to address the ... More
  • Committee Invites Public to Share #YourStory on Effects of ObamaCare on Schools, Colleges, and Universities
    Dec 11, 2013  - Republican leaders on the House Education and the Workforce Committee today released a letter seeking feedback from the American people about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the nation’s education system. The letter is the committee’s latest effort to examine the imp... More
  • Students, Educators, and School Leaders Fear ObamaCare Consequences
    Dec 5, 2013  - At a recent Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on the effects of ObamaCare on the nation’s education system, witnesses highlighted potential new costs and damaging consequences for schools, colleges, teachers, and students. One higher education leader testified the law’s punitive mandates... More
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