• ICYMI: Kline: It's Time to Give Working Families More Flexibility
    May 3, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline (R-MN) A South St. Paul mom and dad are having a difficult time balancing work and family. They feel time spent with their children — something we all dearly covet and our kids direly need — is harder to come by. A member of the Minnesota National Guard deployed overseas can’t st... More
  • ICYMI: Martha Roby, Working Mom
    Apr 30, 2013  - In April 2009, Martha Roby wasn’t sure she could juggle being a House member with raising her toddler daughter and baby son. As attracted as she was to the idea of representing Alabama’s second district in Congress, Roby — at the time, a city council member in Montgomery, Ala. — had enough doubts t... More
  • ICYMI: Making Life Work
    Apr 22, 2013  - The House will soon consider the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ in lieu of cash wages for working overti... More
  • ICYMI: Market can fix student loans
    Jun 11, 2012  - By Rep. John Kline (R-MN) Unless Congress takes action, student loan interest rates for millions of borrowers will double in just a few short weeks. The House has already done its part by approving the Interest Rate Reduction Act, bipartisan legislation that will prevent a scheduled interest rate i... More
  • ICYMI: Jobs for skilled workers are going unfilled
    Jun 8, 2012  - The Department of Labor reports 3.7 million jobs remain unfilled, despite the fact that nearly 13 million unemployed Americans are searching for work. Employers largely attribute this discrepancy to a lack of skilled workers, and many workers report the nation’s federal workforce development system ... More
  • ICYMI: Let’s replace failed job training system with one that works
    Jun 6, 2012  - By Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV) In January, President Obama told the story of Jackie Bray, who found employment after participating in a job training program at a local community college. The president urged Congress to "cut through the maze of confus... More
  • ICYMI: The Job Training Mess
    May 9, 2012  - More than a decade ago, Congress established a new workforce investment system to provide individuals with the skills and training necessary to succeed in the workplace. Regrettably, the system has since corroded, shifting from a helpful network of employment support to the confusing maze of bureau... More