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  • Kline, Walberg Statement on Respirable Coal Dust
    Apr 23, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced a final rule concerning respirable coal dust: For too long a flawed regulator... More
  • DOL Revokes Controversial Family-Farming Guidance
    Feb 11, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced in a letter to the committee the withdrawal of controversial enforcement guidanc... More
  • Witnesses Discuss OSHA’s Executive Overreach
    Feb 4, 2014  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing entitled, “OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process.” During the hearing, members discussed instances in which the Occupational Safety and Health... More
  • Committee Members Raise Concerns about OSHA’s Intrusion into Family Farms
    Jan 14, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee members today raised concerns about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) unprecedented intrusion into family farms. In a letter to OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels, committee leaders requested documents and communications surro... More
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on OSHA Proposed Regulatory Change to Silica Standard
    Aug 26, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued a proposed regulation to reduce the permissible exposure limit to silica: No one should b... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Workforce Protections Subcommittee to Examine Reforms to FECA Program
    Jul 8, 2013  - On Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Labor Department’s Proposed Reforms to the FECA Program.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Ena... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Highlights Need for Greater Workplace Flexibility
    Apr 25, 2013  - Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke on the House floor about how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) will help Americans better balance family and work. During his remarks, Chairman Kline highlighted the challenges many dad... More
  • Kline Statement on Upper Big Branch Anniversary
    Apr 5, 2013  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released the following statement on the third anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster: A reckless mine operator and a failure of safety enforcement contributed to the worst mining disaster in forty years... More
  • Kline, Walberg: OSHA Must Improve Oversight of Its Safety Enforcement
    Feb 26, 2013  - U .S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) responded today to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that identified weaknesses in how the Occupational Safety and Health Administratio... More
  • Kline Urges MSHA to Strengthen Accountability Program, Adopt IG Recommendations
    Oct 2, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) responded today to a Department of Labor Office of Inspector General report on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) internal accountability program. Chairman Kline requested the review last year to determine... More
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