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  • ICYMI: House Republicans borrow from Obama for legislation to fix student loan rates
    May 10, 2013  - House Republicans on Thursday proposed a permanent fix for avoiding a doubling of student loan interest rates this year, one that is based on a proposal from the Obama administration. The Smarter Solutions for Students Act, H.R. 1911, would require interest rates for all federal student loans to be... More
  • ICYMI: Kline: It's Time to Give Working Families More Flexibility
    May 3, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline (R-MN) A South St. Paul mom and dad are having a difficult time balancing work and family. They feel time spent with their children — something we all dearly covet and our kids direly need — is harder to come by. A member of the Minnesota National Guard deployed overseas can’t st... 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: Martha Roby, Working Mom
    Apr 30, 2013  - In April 2009, Martha Roby wasn’t sure she could juggle being a House member with raising her toddler daughter and baby son. As attracted as she was to the idea of representing Alabama’s second district in Congress, Roby — at the time, a city council member in Montgomery, Ala. — had enough doubts t... More
  • ICYMI: Comp time: A workplace idea whose time has come
    Apr 26, 2013  - By Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) Should a working dad be forced to use up all of his vacation time in order to be involved in his child’s school? Should a military mom with her husband deployed have to dip into sick leave at work to make sure her kids have the parental support they need? Should someone w... More
  • ICYMI: Making Life Work
    Apr 22, 2013  - The House will soon consider the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ in lieu of cash wages for working overti... More
  • ICYMI: Roby bill would offer 'comp time'
    Apr 10, 2013  - Roby bill would offer ‘comp time’ in private-sector On Tuesday, House Republicans, led by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), legislation that would allow private-sector workers to receive paid time off or “comp time” for overtime hours work... More
  • ICYMI: Roe bill would prevent uncertainty in labor-management relations
    Apr 10, 2013  - Tomorrow the House is expected to consider the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120). Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, the legislation responds to the ongoing legal chaos surrounding th... 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
  • ICYMI: Beige Book Says Obamacare Is Costing Jobs and Sales
    Mar 7, 2013  - The Affordable Care Act is cited five times in the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book. One of those citations notes that the law will likely drive up demand for health care services. The other four describe the health care reform as hurting employment and sales. The notion that Obamacare, as the l... More
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