• Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help
    Sep 12, 2016  - Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help By Editorial Board Never mind that the higher education plans of tens of thousands of students will be disrupted. Or that 8,000 people will lose their jobs. Or that American taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of mil... More
  • Rethinking Pathways to Prosperity
    Sep 8, 2016  - Career and technical education helps students acquire the education, skills, and experience they need to compete and succeed in the workforce. That’s why Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced—and the committee unanimously approved—the Strengthening Career and Techni... More
  • Reforms Needed to Modernize the American Workforce
    Jul 19, 2016  - Helping Americans succeed in the workforce is a leading priority for members on the Education and the Workforce Committee. That’s why the committee unanimously passed a bill to strengthen career and technical education and help prepare more students for today’s high-demand jobs. Mark MacCarthy, vic... More
  • Editorial: Will senators finally face up to the hard truth about pensions?
    Jun 21, 2016  - Any politician can make a career promising tax cuts, pay increases or other goodies — and many do. It takes leadership, however, to address realistically situations with no pleasing solutions. Just such a situation is presented by the large and growing funding shortfalls of multi-employer pension f... More
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL): A Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Jun 8, 2016  - “The answer to the welfare crisis is work, jobs, self-sufficiency, and family integrity; not a massive new extension of welfare.” Those aren’t the words of a southern, conservative Republican in 2016. Instead, those are the words of liberal, former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Far too o... More
  • Fiduciary Duty in Congress
    Jun 3, 2016  - A new editorial by the Wall Street Journal lauds House and Senate Republicans for moving to block a new rule that will make it harder for low- and middle-income families to save for retirement. Read more about Rep. Phil Roe’s (R-TN) resolution to protect access to affordable retirement advice. A rel... More
  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): We Need School Lunch Reforms
    May 23, 2016  - As a country, we have long worked to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to achieve success. A quality education is one of the best paths to a brighter future, but students cannot learn and succeed in class if they are hungry or lack proper nutrition. That’s why ensuring all kids have ... More