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  • More Time for Overtime: Denied
    Sep 1, 2015  - Adding insult to injury, the Department of Labor has decided to NOT provide the public more time to weigh in on its overtime proposal. Having heard numerous concerns from stakeholders, the Committee on Education and the Workforce wrote to the department, noting that “the amount of time provided for ... More
  • The NLRB’s Latest Blow to Working Families and Small Businesses
    Aug 28, 2015  - They’ve done it again. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down another misguided decision that will have costly consequences for working families and small businesses. This time, the activist board has redefined what it means to be an employer, blurring the lines of responsibility ... More
  • Fiduciary Rule Facing Familiar Bipartisan Concerns
    Aug 19, 2015  - This is starting to sound familiar. The Department of Labor has again released a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for families to save for retirement. That proposal is again drawing bipartisan concern. And Democrats are again echoing Republicans in pointing out the consequences the propo... More
  • A Better Approach to Higher Education
    Aug 7, 2015  - College costs are on the rise, national student loan debt has eclipsed the $1 trillion mark, and enrollment rates for low-income students are in decline. The Obama administration has responded to those challenges with more regulations and more expensive programs, an approach that is not working for ... More
  • A Lack of Progress
    Aug 6, 2015  - Helping more Americans pursue higher education has long been a national priority. Individuals who complete advanced levels of education are more likely to succeed in the workforce and live more productive lives. Unfortunately, America’s higher education system has become too costly, too bureaucratic... More
  • Lather, Rinse, Repeat
    Aug 5, 2015  - Here we go again. A presidential election is on the horizon, and Democrats are on the campaign trail touting Big Labor’s prized card check scheme. That was reportedly one topic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and labor leaders discussed at a private meeting last week. According to the left... More
  • Rose-Colored Glasses Can't Hide ObamaCare’s Harmful Effects
    Jul 29, 2015  - During a hearing convened by the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell tried painting a rosy picture of the president’s health care law. According to Secretary Burwell, because of ObamaCare, “middle class families have more security” and “as ... More
  • Bipartisan Ideas to Strengthen Higher Education
    Jul 24, 2015  - As summer comes to a close and college-goers begin preparing for the fall semester, students and families face tough challenges fulfilling the dream of a higher education that will prepare them to succeed in the workforce: College costs continue to rise. Over the past decade, the average costs at fo... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More