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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ICYMI: Press Reports Highlight Hearing on Harmful Consequences of Unionizing Student Athletes
    May 9, 2014  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on Thursday to examine a recent National Labor Relations Board decision to define certain student athletes “employees.” As various news reports show, members discussed the challenges facing student athletes and expressed concerns that un... More
  • ICYMI: Obama's Constitutional Education
    Jan 14, 2014  - President Obama treats limits on executive power like college students treat the 21-year drinking age, and judging from oral arguments Monday the Supreme Court may respond by limiting his driving privileges. The vote may even be 9-0 that a President can't tell Congress when it is in recess so he ca... More
  • ICYMI: The Justices Take on Obama
    Jun 27, 2013  - The Supreme Court has been busy making headlines this week. One decision in particular could have significant implications for America’s workplaces and our constitutional system of checks and balances. The court agreed on Monday to consider whether President Obama’s non-recess recess appointments to... More
  • ICYMI: Packing the NLRB
    Dec 4, 2012  - One hallmark of the Obama Presidency is its habit of running roughshod over Congressional prerogatives. A test of that arrogation of power comes Wednesday when the Administration has to defend its imperial treatment of recess appointments in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. We have long supported... More
  • ICYMI: Micro-Unions: Washington's Newest Threat to Business
    Sep 26, 2012  - The Democrat-led Senate continues to block action on more than 30 House-passed jobs bills. One of the commonsense proposals stuck in the Senate’s stack of unfinished business is the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094). This important legislation would rein in the National Labor Relatio... More
  • ICYMI: The Woody Allen Rule
    May 15, 2012  - Some of the Obama Administration's worst regulatory abuses have arrived via the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—think of its lawsuit to stop Boeing from making airplanes in the right-to-work state of South Carolina. But such overreach is too much for at least one federal judge, who on Monday ... More
  • ICYMI: House and Senate Join in Opposition to NLRB’s Ambush Election Scheme
    Feb 17, 2012  - Yesterday, 65 members of the House of Representatives and 44 United States Senators introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that will block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent ambush election rule. In December, the NLRB finalized the first phase of its anti-worker ... More
  • Obama's Reckless Recess Ploy
    Jan 6, 2012  - President Obama recently named three “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, despite the fact the U.S. Senate is not actually in recess. The president’s announcement has raised a host of legal and constitutional questions that will plague the work of the new board. As House Comm... More
  • 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
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