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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Bungling Bureaucracy Plagues Indian Education
    Apr 22, 2015  - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held a hearing to learn about the Bureau of Indian Education, housed under the Department of Interior, and the significant challenges facing the schools it has a res... More
  • Kline Statement on EEOC Guidance for Wellness Programs
    Apr 16, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance concerning employee wellness programs: This agency’s recent hostility toward employee wellness programs is contrary to ... More
  • Kline, Roe Statement on Proposed Fiduciary Rule
    Apr 14, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule proposed earlier today: It’s remarkable it takes a regu... More
  • Five Years Later: ObamaCare Still Hurting America’s Workplaces
    Apr 14, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) today held a hearing to explore the consequences of the president’s health care law on the five year anniversary of its enactment. “Health care reform should have been an opportunity to preserve and build on ... More
  • Broad Support for Legislation to Provide Certainty to Employers Offering Innovative Employee Wellness Programs
    Apr 2, 2015  - The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, introduced by Senate and House leaders last month to provide legal certainty for employers offering innovative employee wellness programs, is receiving broad support from business leaders and health care industry experts. The bill was introduced last mo... More
  • TOMORROW: Subcommittee Hearing on Bills to Provide Greater EEOC Transparency, Accountability
    Mar 23, 2015  - On Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a legislative hearing on the Certainty in Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 548), the Litigation Oversight Act of 2015 (H.R. 549), the EEOC Transparency and Accountability Act (H.... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Secretary of Labor Perez to Testify at Budget Hearing
    Mar 17, 2015  - On Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal for the Department of Labor.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn Ho... More
  • Kline, Alexander, Johnson Call on NLRB General Counsel to Explain Pursuit of Joint-Employer Cases
    Mar 5, 2015  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate labor committee, and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee, today called on National Labor Rel... More
  • Committee Sends Inquiry on Fiduciary Rulemaking
    Mar 5, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) have requested information regarding a pending regulatory proposal to expand the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Secur... More
  • Witnesses Support Congressional Effort to Block NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 4, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a legislative hearing today to examine H.J. Res 29, a measure to block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) unprecedented re-write of union election procedures. In December 2014, the NLRB finalized its ambush election rule, whic... More
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