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Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Legislative Proposals to Improve Health Care Coverage and Provide Lower Costs for Families"
Mar 1, 2017 -
"It’s in a death spiral.” That’s how Aetna’s chief executive Mark Bertolini recently described the Democrats’ failed health care law. Citing higher premiums and insufficient enrollment among young, healthy individuals, Mr. Bertolini predicted that more insurers will quit Obamacare next year. When t...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Providing More Students a Pathway to Success by Strengthening Career and Technical Education"
Feb 28, 2017 -
For decades, career and technical education has helped individuals compete in the workforce and build fulfilling careers. Today, state and local programs across the country are working to prepare students in high school and at community colleges for jobs in a variety of fields. These programs serve...
Byrne Statement: Hearing on “Federal Wage and Hour Policies in the Twenty-First Century Economy”
Feb 16, 2017 -
In recent years, working families and small businesses have faced significant challenges as they’ve struggled through the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. Since 2009, the economy grew at an average annual pace of just 1.5 percent. The net result is limited opportunity for hardwo...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Providing Vulnerable Youth the Hope of a Brighter Future Through Juvenile Justice Reform"
Feb 15, 2017 -
Of course, juvenile justice reform isn’t just a concern for those of us here today. It’s something that has long been a national priority. Through their juvenile justice systems, state and local leaders are working to promote communities that are safe. Communities that help children learn and grow ...
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...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education"
Feb 7, 2017 -
These are exciting times in higher education. Institutions across the country are providing their students new opportunities to earn a degree. As a result, we are seeing more diversity on campuses, and the idea of a “traditional student” has been turned on its head. Today’s students come from a wid...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice”
Feb 2, 2017 -
In recent years, this subcommittee has helped advance positive, legislative solutions for America’s students and families. At the center of those efforts has always been the desire to make sure every child has the opportunity to receive an excellent education. That’s a mantra we repeat often around ...