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Walberg Statement: Hearing on “How the Administration's Regulatory Onslaught Is Affecting Workers and Job Creators"
Dec 9, 2015 -
The end of the year is an important time to reflect on what has been accomplished and what work remains to be done. As members of the Education and the Workforce Committee, this is especially important as we consider the significant challenges many workers continue to face. Recent months have shown ...
Roe Statement: Hearing on “Principles for Ensuring Retirement Advice Serves the Best Interests of Working Families and Retirees”
Dec 2, 2015 -
Retirement security is something many Americans work hard to achieve, but doing so can be very challenging. While many individuals understand the need to plan for retirement, they don’t necessarily know the best way to do so. That’s why many workers rely on financial advisors to help them build a fo...
Kline Statement: Conference Committee Meeting on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Nov 18, 2015 -
I want to thank our colleagues for being here today. It’s not every day that the House and Senate come together in a formal conference committee to address an important issue facing our country. The fact that we are here reflects a commitment to follow regular order where members on both sides of th...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Federal Student Aid: Performance-Based Organization Review”
Nov 18, 2015 -
We all know the current federal financial aid system is broken. National student loan debt is at an all-time high, and a complex patchwork of grant, loan, and repayment programs has become so difficult to navigate that it often discourages individuals from pursuing a higher education. Students, fami...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 3459, "Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act"
Oct 28, 2015 -
Today, the committee will consider H.R. 3459, the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act. The legislation rolls back a partisan decision by the National Labor Relations Board that will upend small businesses across the country. The White House recently hosted a summit on amplifying the voice of w...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Improving Career and Technical Education to Help Students Succeed in the Workforce”
Oct 27, 2015 -
Young adults are entering a job market today that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Technological advances and the growth of a global economy have significantly changed the kinds of jobs available and the skills required to do them, making quality education and training...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “Protecting America’s Workers: Reviewing Mine Safety Policies with Stakeholders”
Oct 21, 2015 -
Each day men and women across the country work hard to earn a living and provide for their families. They deserve the security and peace of mind that come from knowing their workplaces are safe and effective policies are in place to protect them. That’s true whether an individual works at a desk, be...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Reviewing the Juvenile Justice System and How It Serves At-Risk Youth"
Oct 8, 2015 -
Some may be wondering why the Education and the Workforce Committee is holding a hearing on an issue that might otherwise fall under the Judiciary Committee’s purview. After all, the words “crime,” “court,” “judge,” and “jail” are not terms we frequently hear in this committee. So why are we here to...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Protecting America's Workers: An Enforcement Update from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration"
Oct 7, 2015 -
I’d like to extend a special welcome to you, Dr. Michaels, and thank you for being with us to discuss an issue that is incredibly important to every one of us: ensuring the health and safety of American workers. We all agree that men and women working hard to make a living deserve workplaces that ar...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Strengthening Head Start for Current and Future Generations"
Oct 7, 2015 -
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Head Start, a program that plays an important role in the lives of many children and families. Head Start was designed to offer comprehensive services to three- and four-year-old children from low-income families so they could start school on a level playing f...