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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Five Questions for the Secretary of Labor
    Mar 25, 2014  - Tomorrow Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on the department’s budget and policy priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. This will be the secretary’s first appearance before the committee since his confirmation, so committee members are... More
  • Mr. President, We Know What’s Wrong With the Broken Job Training System; It’s Time to Fix It
    Jan 30, 2014  - In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a “year of action” that left many Americans unimpressed. As one political journalist wrote, the president’s agenda includes “small-bore executive orders, studies, summits.” President Obama’s lackluster to-do list was especially evident wh... More
  • Labor Department Fails to Provide the Facts on WARN Act “Guidance”
    Aug 27, 2012  - Nonpartisan budget experts have warned the country could plunge into another recession if steps aren’t taken to prevent massive tax increases and restore spending discipline in Washington, D.C. House Republicans have taken action to stop looming tax hikes, reduce regulatory uncertainty, and help get... More
  • Obama Policies Stunting Job Growth, Stalling Economic Recovery
    Jun 21, 2012  - The Bureau of Labor Statistics this week reported a significant drop in job openings, indicating America’s employers are hesitant to invest in and expand their businesses. Adding insult to injury, economists at Stanford University and the University of Chicago released a new chart on Tuesday showing... More
  • Obama NLRB Extends its Losing Streak in Federal Court
    May 18, 2012  - This week, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) suffered yet another defeat in federal court. On Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg – appointed to the federal bench last year by President Obama – rejected the board’s recent ambush election rule. During the final days of 2011, the ... More
  • Obama Economy Gets a Failing Grade; Half of College Graduates Can’t Find Work
    Apr 25, 2012  - After delivering speeches at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado yesterday, President Obama heads to the University of Iowa today to rally the youth vote and promote his proposal to enact a one-year freeze on Stafford Loan interest rates. Missing from the speeches and pol... More
  • Which Job Training "Intiative" Does the President Plan to Address?
    Apr 18, 2012  - President Obama is in Ohio today to “highlight his Administration’s job training initiatives.” No doubt the people of the Buckeye State will be asking: Just what is the president promoting this time? There are a number of “initiatives” to choose from: Initiative A: The 2011 so-called American Jobs A... More
  • ObamaCare: Two Years of Broken Promises
    Mar 22, 2012  - Tomorrow marks two years since President Obama signed his government takeover of health care into law. Nancy Pelosi once said Congress had to pass ObamaCare before the public could learn what was in it. Two years later, the nation’s workers and employers are still learning new details and living wit... More
  • NLRB Reflects on “Another Year of Excellent” Work
    Mar 13, 2012  - Without a great deal of fanfare, National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon recently released a report that amounts to his annual performance review. Solomon is responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as well as ove... More
  • Doubling Down on Failed Stimulus Policies
    Feb 17, 2012  - Hours before the nation recognized the anniversary of President Obama’s failed stimulus plan, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced unemployment could stay above 8 percent for the next three years. We are experiencing the longest run of high unemployment since the Great Depression, d... More
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