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Education & Labor Committee Republicans
Roe Statement: Hearing on "What Should Workers and Employers Expect Next From the National Labor Relations Board?”
Jun 24, 2014 -
Four years ago, the Obama administration promised the start of “recovery summer.” The American people were told at the time the nation was about to enter a period of strong growth and job creation. We know four years later that simply wasn’t the case. Instead of a robust recovery, the nation continu...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "The Regulatory and Enforcement Actions of EEOC: Examining the Concerns of Stakeholders”
Jun 10, 2014 -
Today’s hearing is part of our continued oversight of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Last year we convened a hearing to broadly examine the commission’s regulatory and enforcement agenda. Members raised concerns with a number of EEOC policies that many believe are not in the best inter...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Education”
Apr 29, 2014 -
Each year, the secretary comes before this committee to discuss the administration’s policies and priorities for the Department of Education. And each year, he is faced with the undesirable task of defending a bloated budget full of new, unproven programs, burdensome federal mandates, and competitiv...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Labor"
Mar 26, 2014 -
The purpose of today’s hearing is to examine the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Department of Labor. However, as is often the case, budget hearings are about more than dollars and cents. As the old saying goes, budgets are about priorities. Naturally, budget hearings provide Con...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "The Foundation for Success: Strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program"
Mar 25, 2014 -
As you may know, the full committee recently held a hearing to review the federal investment in early childhood care and development. During the hearing, we explored opportunities to streamline and improve existing programs to better serve children and their families. Today we will continue that dis...
Kline Statement: "Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule”
Mar 5, 2014 -
For many of my colleagues, this hearing might evoke a sense of déjà vu. Not too long ago we debated a nearly identical ambush election rule proposed by the National Labor Relations Board that would stifle employers’ free speech and cripple workers’ free choice. In 2011 the House passed with bipartis...
Roe Statement: Hearing on "Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans through Self-Insurance"
Feb 26, 2014 -
Rising health care costs remains a significant challenge for workers and job creators nationwide. According to a survey released by the National Small Business Association, 91 percent of employers reported higher costs at their most recent health insurance renewal; one in four experienced cost incre...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process"
Feb 4, 2014 -
In recent weeks there has been a great deal of discussion about the use of executive power. President Obama promised in his State of the Union address to go around Congress when necessary to advance his own agenda. The president’s remarks fit a pattern we’re all too familiar with under this administ...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on Examining Recent Actions by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Dec 4, 2013 -
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is charged with enforcing the affirmative action and nondiscrimination employment requirements governing federal contractors. It is a tremendous responsibility that affects more than 20,000 businesses and roughly one out of every five American worke...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Redefining Companion Care: Jeopardizing Access to Affordable Care for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities"
Nov 20, 2013 -
America’s families are hurting. More than 11 million workers are searching for a job. Wages are stagnant. Pain is felt every day at the gas pump. Health care costs are rising. And now millions are losing the health care plan they like thanks to the president’s government-run health care scheme. We s...
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