• House, Senate Members Introduce Legislation to Ensure Responsible Update of Federal Overtime Rules
    Mar 17, 2016  - Lawmakers in the House and Senate today introduced the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, legislation that will ensure the Department of Labor pursues a balanced and responsible approach to updating federal overtime rules. The sponsors of the legislation—members of the House Commi... More
  • Foxx Questions Secretary Perez on Repeated Delays in Implementing Vital Workforce Development Reforms
    Mar 16, 2016  - Labor Secretary Thomas Perez appeared before the Committee on Education and the Workforce at a hearing that examined a number of the department’s policies and responsibilities, including the nation’s workforce development system. During questioning, Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommit... More
  • Kline Statement on February Jobs Report
    Mar 4, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for February 2016: Today’s jobs report shows that more Americans are back to work and our workforce continues to improve. However, it’s also ... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** THIS WEEK: Acting Secretary of Education King to Testify on Department Priorities, Next Steps for K-12 Education Reform
    Feb 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings this week featuring testimony from Dr. John B. King, Jr., acting secretary of education. Members will first have the opportunity to broadly examine the department’s policies and priorities, ... More
  • Kline Statement on January Jobs Report
    Feb 5, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for January 2016: The American people know there is a lot of potential for the economy to do better. Stagnant wages, higher health care costs... More
  • Kline Statement on December Jobs Report
    Jan 8, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for December 2015: It is always good to hear that more Americans are back to work, but we cannot forget the very real challenges countless me... More
  • Foxx: Apprenticeships Can Change Lives
    Nov 5, 2015  - In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke moments ago about the important role apprenticeships play in helping Americans compete for today’s high-skilled, in-demand jobs. For far too long, there has been a dis... More