• Kline, Foxx Statement on New Education Department Regulatory Proposal
    Jun 13, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today issued the following joint statement regarding the Department of Education's new proposed regulation affecting student borrowers: When... More
  • Overtime Rule Jeopardizes Crucial Services for Vulnerable Individuals, Families
    Jun 10, 2016  - All across the country, nonprofit organizations urged the Department of Labor to pursue a responsible approach to updating our nation’s overtime rules, and they warned of the dire consequences if the department failed to listen. Charitable organizations play an integral role in our communities, from... More
  • 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