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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ICYMI: Labor might have just gotten a pass on an ObamaCare fee
    Nov 7, 2013  - The Obama administration may have an early Christmas gift for their Big Labor friends. In recent months union leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns with President Obama’s health care law. At a September convention in Los Angeles, members of the AFL-CIO approved a resolution describing the h... More
  • You Can Keep Your Health Plan*
    Oct 31, 2013  - President Obama has intoned "if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan" hundreds if not thousands of times. Sometimes he has even added that "no one will take it away, no matter what" or "nothing will change, period." But now that reality is repudiating the President's unequivocal... More
  • Broken promises, massive failures as ObamaCare arrives
    Oct 1, 2013  - By Chairmen Fred Upton, John Kline, and Dave Camp After more than three years and billions of taxpayer dollars, President Obama’s health care exchanges are scheduled to open for business this week, but don’t expect much fanfare out of the administration. Although the president insists that everythi... More
  • ICYMI: White House tries to silence union's ObamaCare concerns
    Sep 11, 2013  - As more unions express frustration with the president’s health care law, the Obama administration went to great lengths to silence the concerns of one major national union. In Los Angeles, the AFL-CIO has endorsed a resolution critical of ObamaCare. In the article below, The Hill reports the White H... More
  • White House Considers Awarding ObamaCare Subsidies, Intended for the Uninsured, to Labor Unions
    Aug 30, 2013  - By Avik Roy A few weeks ago, I discussed the fact that labor unions have been increasingly vocal about their objections to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the... More
  • ICYMI: Who made call to delay ObamaCare mandate? Republicans want names
    Jul 23, 2013  - Congressional Republicans and business groups on Tuesday demanded information about who made the decision to delay the healthcare law’s employer mandate. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett announced early this month that businesses would have an additional year to comply with the mandate, w... More
  • ICYMI: New regs czar invited for grilling on employer mandate delay
    Jul 15, 2013  - The chairmen of a pair of House subcommittees want to question the Obama administration's regulations chief over the decision to delay a key component of the Affordable Care Act. For Howard Shelanski, the June 23 grilling would be a baptism under fire, since he reported for duty less than a week ag... More
  • ICYMI: ‘Obamacare’ benefits mandate could further phase out full-time work
    Jun 17, 2013  - ‘Obamacare’ benefits mandate could further phase out full-time work President Obama’s health care reform is prompting employers to hire more part-time and temporary workers to escape paying benefits under a mandate that goes into effect next year, amplifying a trend toward transient employment that... More
  • Part-timers to lose pay amid health act's new math
    May 2, 2013  - Part-timers to lose pay amid health act's new math Many part-timers are facing a double whammy from President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The law requires large employers offering health insurance to include part-time employees working 30 hours a week or more. But rather than provide healthcare to... More
  • ICYMI: U.S. can't afford flawed health care reforms
    Mar 21, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline The president signed his signature legislation into law three years ago this Saturday. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a colossal 2,700-page bill rushed through Congress without much effort to engage the American people in the process. Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi... More
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