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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • What They’re Saying: Child Care Stakeholders Support Bipartisan Bill to Help Working Families
    Sep 15, 2014  - Child care and community leaders are voicing support for the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help low-income families access child care while a parent pursues an education or job-training. “This bill will provide important reforms that will directly addres... More
  • ICYMI: The Student Loan Debt Solution Is All About Jobs
    Sep 9, 2014  - By Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Many college graduates are delaying some of life’s most important decisions – including starting a family and buying a home – because they face a pile of debt with no job prospects. A record number of young adults live with their parents and roughly half of co... More
  • Congress Coming to Greenfield
    Sep 2, 2014  - The open enrollment period for insurance plans mandated by the Affordable Care Act is just months away. For most Hoosiers, that means a bigger bite out of their monthly budgets next year. Health insurance premiums in Indiana will go up an average of 13% in 2015 according to a study conducted by the... More
  • Unemployed by ObamaCare
    Aug 22, 2014  - The president’s policies are hurting working families, and a leading culprit is the fatally flawed health care law. In September, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) will hold a field hearing in Indiana to examine ObamaCare's impact on schools and workplace... More
  • ICYMI: News Reports Highlight Bipartisan Job Training Agreement
    May 22, 2014  - On Wednesday House and Senate leaders announced a bipartisan deal to reform the nation’s workforce development system. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will streamline a maze of duplicative programs and help hardworking Americans prepare for in-demand careers. Read highlights from... More
  • 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: Kline bill would give charter schools a boost
    May 5, 2014  - Proponents created public charter schools, in part, to use them to incubate new educational approaches, then replicate the successes. Charters started in Minnesota about 20 years ago, and today there are thousands of them with nearly a million students nationwide. But not nearly enough of the highe... More
  • ICYMI: Administration Awarded Two Pinocchios for Gainful Employment Claim
    Apr 11, 2014  - Despite facing broad opposition from the education stakeholders, elected officials, and the federal court system, the Obama administration is moving forward with a so-called gainful employment regulation that will harm low-income students and threaten the strength of our higher education system. In... More
  • Obama's unfair union-election tilt
    Mar 28, 2014  - ​By Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representatives John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) The president is waging a public-relations campaign about income inequality in this country, but rather than focus on growing the economy and encouraging businesses to hire, this administration has fallen b... More
  • ICYMI: Biden's 47 Job-Training Flavors
    Feb 3, 2014  - President Obama last week asked Joe Biden to lead "an across-the-board reform" of federal job training that roots out ineffective and redundant programs. It's nice to hear the President admit that some government programs are wasteful, and if he's serious the spadework has already been done. Job-tr... More
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