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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Kline Discusses NLRB Recess Appointments on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” Radio Show
    Jan 5, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today appeared on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio program to discuss the president’s decision to appoint three new members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate approval. “The National Labor Relat... More
  • ICYMI: House Reaffirms Long-Standing Workforce Protections
    Dec 1, 2011  - On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with bipartisan support legislation to protect employers' free speech and workers' free choice in a union election. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) rolls back the Obama National Labor Relations Board's devastating ambush ele... More
  • ICYMI: NLRB biasis a menace to business
    Nov 21, 2011  - By Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) When so many of our fellow citizens are looking for work and America is competing against other countries to land businesses, the National Labor Relations Board continues to pursue an activist, politically motivated agenda thwarting economic recovery and continuing to plac... More
  • ICYMI: Kline Discusses President’s Student Loan Plan, House-Passed NLRB Legislation with Wall Street Journal
    Nov 1, 2011  - On Monday, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke with the Wall Street Journal's James Freeman about President Obama’s controversial student loan plan, as well as the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, bipartisan House-passed legislation t... More
  • Fighting Obama's job-killing agenda
    Oct 6, 2011  - Fighting Obama's job-killing agenda By Rep. John Kline In the midst of a national jobs crisis, President Obama continues to insist that the answers to our economic problems are more stimulus spending and higher taxes. Meanwhile, he has turned a blind eye to the job-destroying agenda of his own Nati... More
  • ICYMI: Higher education plays role in putting people to work
    Aug 15, 2011  - By Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Despite traces of progress in the Department of Labor’s latest jobs report, unemployment remains a major concern in the Carolinas. The regional unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent — well above the national average of 9.1 percent. Getting fo... More
  • House Republicans Work to Rein in NLRB
    Jul 28, 2011  - This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs From Government Inteference Act. This important legislation will prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating where a private business can and cannot locate employment. Today, Reps. Tr... More
  • The White House vs. Boeing
    Jul 28, 2011  - The White House vs. Boeing The Obama Administration opposes a bill to rein in the NLRB. Editorial Teenagers in the 1960s listened to Beatles records backwards in search of hidden meanings—a trick akin to the task of deciphering President Obama's statements on the battle between Boeing and the Natio... More
  • ICYMI: House Committee Passes Bill to Rein in NLRB
    Jul 22, 2011  - House Committee Passes Bill to Rein in NLRB By Melanie Trottman Republicans on the House workforce committee passed a bill Thursday that would bar the government from dictating where companies can do business – taking direct aim at the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint that Boeing Co. ille... More
  • Bloomberg on Davis-Bacon
    Apr 6, 2011  - Challenges surrounding the administration of the Davis-Bacon Act have long plagued the Department of Labor. In August of 2009, Chairman Kline requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a new examination of the implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act. As Bloomberg highlights in the fo... More
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