• 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
  • ICYMI: Investing in America's Workforce
    Feb 3, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans are advancing legislation to improve the nation’s federal job training system to better serve workers and employers. In the Winter 2012 edition of the Ripon Forum, Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) describes the committee’s efforts to ensur... More