• 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
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Review Recent Changes to OSHA’s Regulatory and Enforcement Policies
    Feb 3, 2014  - On Tuesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled, “OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Raybur... 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