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Guthrie Statement: Hearing on “Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education”
May 24, 2017 -
Many people in this country grow up dreaming about the college experience — leaving home and starting off on their own in the world — hoping to obtain the education and skills they need to be successful in life. With more than 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the U.S. to choose from, selecting th...
Byrne Statement: Hearing on “The Need for More Responsible Regulatory and Enforcement Policies at the EEOC”
May 23, 2017 -
Every American deserves an equal chance to earn success. No one should be denied an opportunity because of unlawful discrimination. The vast majority of employers treat their employees equally and foster an environment free of discrimination. But we live in a world where prejudice and bigotry still...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “Regulatory Barriers Facing Workers and Families Saving for Retirement”
May 18, 2017 -
Retirement security is a leading priority for this committee, and one that crosses party lines. After decades of hard work, every American should be able to retire with dignity and peace of mind. Unfortunately, too many Americans are struggling to save for their retirement years. Now more than ever,...
Thompson Statement: Markup of H.R. 2353, "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"
May 17, 2017 -
As a father, I can say there’s nothing parents want more for their kids than a life that is better than their own. However, only half of all Americans today expect their children to have a brighter future than they did. As co-chair of the Career and Technical Education Caucus, I’m happy to say the ...
Foxx Statement: Markup of H.R. 2353, "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"
May 17, 2017 -
I’d like to begin by acknowledging that today is the 63rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision. This historic decision forever changed our nation for the better. It declared that the opportunity of an education is “a right which must be made available to all on e...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Strengthening Accreditation to Better Protect Students and Taxpayers"
Apr 27, 2017 -
Earlier this year, the committee met to examine some of the challenges facing America’s higher education system. Costs are rising at private and public institutions. Far too many individuals are failing to complete their education in a timely manner. Misguided rules are stifling innovation on campu...
Byrne Statement: Markup of H.R. 1180, the "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017"
Apr 26, 2017 -
This bill is about empowering workers and families. It’s about giving moms and dads more flexibility to meet the demands of work and raising a family. And it’s about taking power out of Washington and putting it into the hands of individuals. For decades, Congress has tried to provide private-secto...