• More Responsible Wage and Hour Rules Would Empower Workers, Small Businesses
    Feb 17, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), held a hearing this week to review federal rules implementing wage and hour protections and how they apply to the unique needs of today’s workforce. Members also discussed regulatory changes advanced by the Obama admini... More
  • Committee Leaders Promise Robust Oversight of New Administration in Letters to ED, HHS Secretaries
    Feb 16, 2017  - Leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today expressed their commitment to hold the administration accountable to the American people through robust congressional oversight efforts in the 115th Congress. In separate letters to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Health and Hu... More
  • Foxx Statement on Nomination of Acosta as Labor Secretary
    Feb 16, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta to serve as the secretary of labor: Alexander Acosta has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to make a fine secretary of lab... More
  • Johnson, Walberg Introduce Legislation to Expand Health Care Coverage, Lower Costs for Small Businesses
    Feb 16, 2017  - Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today introduced the Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101). Part of a s... More
  • Providing Vulnerable Youth a Better Path Forward
    Feb 15, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing today to discuss reforming the country’s juvenile justice system to promote safe communities and set at-risk youth on the pathway to success. “Youth who have been incarcerated... More
  • House Passes Resolutions to Protect Retirement Savers
    Feb 15, 2017  - The House today passed two resolutions of disapproval (H. J. Res. 66 and H. J. Res. 67) to block misguided regulations that would force private-sector workers into government-run IRAs without the long-standing protections provided by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Introduced b... More
  • Foxx Statement on Puzder Nomination
    Feb 15, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for secretary of labor: This is disappointing news for our nation’s workers and job creators. Andy is a good man, and he would have be... More