Members, Subcommittees & Jurisdiction
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Walberg Statement: Hearing on H.R. 986, "Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017"
Mar 29, 2017 -
This hearing is about one basic principle: The sovereign rights of Native Americans must be protected. This core principle is woven deep into the fabric of our shared history. It is part of who we are as a society and has long defined the unique government-to-government relationship that exists bet...
Guthrie Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Corporation for National and Community Service and Its Failed Oversight of Taxpayer Dollars”
Mar 28, 2017 -
One of the most important responsibilities given to Congress by the Constitution is oversight of the federal bureaucracy. As members of this committee, we share in that responsibility by conducting oversight of the departments, agencies, commissions, and government corporations in our jurisdiction....
Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Honoring Our Commitment to Recover and Protect Missing and Exploited Children”
Mar 16, 2017 -
So much of the work we do on this committee is about creating opportunities for individuals to learn, grow, and achieve success in their lives. Unfortunately, statistics and the nightly news continue to act as shocking reminders that too many children in this country aren’t thinking about the futur...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Restoring Balance and Fairness to the National Labor Relations Board"
Feb 14, 2017 -
After years of struggling through an anemic economy, sluggish job growth, rising health care costs, and stagnant wages, the American people are expecting — in fact, they are demanding — a new direction for this country. They want policymakers to advance a bold, pro-growth agenda that will reduce th...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat"
Sep 21, 2016 -
When the committee last met to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act, we heard concerns from state and local education leaders that the administration is not implementing the law in a way that respects its letter and intent. Since that time, the Department of Education has released a regulatory pro...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Next Steps in K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act”
Jun 23, 2016 -
Welcome back, Secretary King, and thank you for joining us. When we last met, the process for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act was just getting underway. We had a healthy discussion about the bipartisan reforms Congress passed and the president signed into law. Those reforms are designed ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The Administration's Overtime Rule and its Consequences for Workers, Students, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses"
Jun 9, 2016 -
In July 2011, Chairman Walberg held a subcommittee hearing to examine whether the Fair Labor Standards Act was meeting the needs of the twenty-first century workplace. The answer was a resounding ‘no.’ We learned the rules implementing the law are too complex, bureaucratic, and outdated. Trial lawye...