• Overtime Rule Harms Workers, Students, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses
    Jun 9, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held a hearing today to examine the Department of Labor’s controversial overtime rule, which doubles the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime. Concerns have been raised that the administrati... More
  • House and Senate Education Committee Chairmen: ESSA Accountability Regulations Need Close Review
    May 26, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released the following statements after the Department of Education released its proposed regulation implementing “accountability” provis... More
  • OSHA Taking Its Eye off the Ball with Misguided Changes to Recordkeeping Standards
    May 25, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to examine regulatory changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping standards, and whether or not these changes will advance worker safety. “Reducing occupational... More
  • Roe Applauds Senate Action Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    May 24, 2016  - Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following statement after the Senate approved H. J. Res. 88, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act blocking the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. Introduced by... More
  • Zero Tolerance
    May 24, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to examine the misuse of AmeriCorps funds and ongoing oversight deficiencies at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Most recently, an investigation by the CN... More
  • Committee Approves Resolution to Protect Rights of Workers and Employers, Block “Persuader” Rule
    May 18, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved a resolution (H. J. Res. 87) under the Congressional Review Act to protect the rights of workers and employers by blocking a new rule by the Department of Labor. Known as the “persuader” rule, the r... More
  • Overtime Rule Threatens Opportunity, Upward Mobility
    May 18, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement on the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule: Our nation’s overtime rules need to be streamlined and modernized to provid... More