• 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
  • Witnesses Describe Urgent Need to Restore Balance & Fairness to NLRB
    Feb 14, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to examine the extreme and partisan decisions made by the Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and to discuss how Congress and the Trump administration can remed... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Hearings to Examine National Labor Relations Board, Juvenile Justice Reform, and Federal Wage and Hour Policies
    Feb 13, 2017  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold hearings this week to discuss a number of important issues facing America’s workers, job creators, and vulnerable youth. The hearings will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. On Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m.... More