• Republicans Unveil A Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Jun 7, 2016  - Today, at House of Help City of Hope in Anacostia, Republicans unveiled an initiative aimed at lifting people out of poverty and onto the ladder of opportunity. It is the first plank of A Better Way, a bold policy agenda to tackle some of the country’s biggest challenges. Our plan—available now at b... More
  • Kline Statement on May Jobs Report
    Jun 3, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for May 2016: This jobs report is deeply troubling and the latest sign that our country is heading in the wrong direction. Millions of Americ... 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
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Hearings Examining the Misuse of AmeriCorps Funds, OSHA Recordkeeping Standards
    May 23, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will meet this week to examine the activities of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as well as to discuss ways to promote safe workplaces through effective and responsible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ... More