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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ICYMI: Why Fewer Working-Age Americans Are Working
    Sep 6, 2013  - The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. More than 300,000 people stopped working or looking for a job. Their exodus shrank the so-called labor force participation rate — the percentage... 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: Senate should reach accord with House on student loan rates
    Jul 10, 2013  - The Senate is set to consider on Wednesday the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act, in what could be the chamber’s only reaction to the recent doubling of a low student-loan interest rate. We are all for taming college costs. But lawmakers should reject this pathetic non-solution and put their effort... More
  • ICYMI: Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid fight Obama and the GOP on student loans
    Jul 3, 2013  - If you think the federal student-loan program looks like a bad deal for taxpayers, imagine how it would look with honest accounting. And now you don't need to imagine thanks to a new report that's receiving far too little attention. Turns out that the official "savings" for taxpayers of $184 billio... 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
  • GOP: Finish the job' on federal student loan rates
    Jun 24, 2013  - For the third time in as many weeks, Republicans used their weekly address to push Senate Democrats and President Obama to act on federal student loan rates, which are set to double July 1 unless Congress and the president can agree on a proposal that prevents the rate hike. "As you may know, milli... 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
  • ICYMI: Student loan rates: Let the market decide, not politicians
    Jun 12, 2013  - There may be few issues that Republicans and Democrats agree on these days, but protecting college students and graduates from sky-high student loan rates should be one of them. The Smarter Solutions for Students Act, currently pending before the Senate, ties student loan rates to the market instea... More
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