• A Better Way in September
    Sep 30, 2016  - House Republicans have been working to provide Americans A Better Way, moving forward with a bold policy agenda to tackle the country’s challenges. September was no exception, with the Committee on Education and the Workforce advancing positive solutions that will help individuals compete in the wor... More
  • On Overtime Rule, Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Colleges and Universities Ask Congress for More Time
    Sep 28, 2016  - Today, the House will consider H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, the legislation will provide a much-needed six-month delay in the effective date of the Dep... More
  • The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act
    Sep 28, 2016  - BACKGROUND The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes important protections for America’s workers. For example, certain workers are entitled to overtime pay, which is defined as time-and-one-half the employees’ regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week. Workers who are exempt ... More
  • Providing Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Colleges and Universities More Time
    Sep 27, 2016  - The clock is ticking on schools, small businesses, and charitable organizations across the country. In two short months, the Department of Labor’s extreme and partisan overtime rule will go into effect. Despite repeated warnings of harmful consequences, the administration looks determined to enforce... More
  • Secretary Knows Best?
    Sep 23, 2016  - The Obama administration has always had a “we-know-best” mentality when it comes to K-12 education. The Department of Education has spent years unilaterally dictating education policy through pet projects and conditional waivers. Last year, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan boasted that the ... More
  • Improving Public Safety, Providing Vulnerable Youth a Second Chance
    Sep 20, 2016  - Every child deserves an opportunity to achieve a lifetime of success. That’s exactly why Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (R-VA) introduced the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act (H.R. 5963). Approved by the committee last week, the bipartisan legisl... More
  • A Better Way for Vulnerable Youth
    Sep 14, 2016  - House lawmakers came together yesterday to provide more men and women A Better Way by strengthening career and technical education. Today, the committee is focused on another solution that will help individuals achieve a lifetime of success—individuals like Sloane Baxter. As a teenager, Sloane was o... More