• Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice - H.R. 4293 and H.R. 4294
    Feb 1, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: As a country, we face a number of significant retirement challenges. Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- an... More
  • Extending the Promise of #SchoolChoice
    Jan 28, 2016  - This week marks the 5th annual National School Choice Week, a time for students, parents, teachers, local leaders, and policymakers to celebrate how school choice is paving the way toward a brighter future for millions of students. The numbers speak for themselves: 100,000 students graduate from hom... More
  • Committee Renews Request for Information on OSHA's Troubling Joint Employer Proposal
    Jan 19, 2016  - On October 13, 2015, we wrote to you regarding the Department of Labor’s (Department) draft memorandum to expand liability for workplace safety and health violations of franchisors under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act). Among other requests, the Committee’s letter specifically requeste... More
  • Committee Conducts Oversight of Child Abuse Prevention Policies
    Jan 15, 2016  - Dear Secretary Burwell: The Department of Health and Human Services is tasked with coordinating and administering the federal government’s efforts to prevent child abuse. We are deeply concerned the Department may not be properly enforcing the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA or the ... More
  • We've Got Work to Do - Part 2
    Jan 15, 2016  - President Obama spent a lot of time shoring up his legacy during his State of the Union address, which helps explain why he reiterated numerous calls for more programs, more spending, and more government to address the challenges facing the American people. Near the top of the president’s outstandin... More
  • We’ve Got Work to Do
    Jan 13, 2016  - In his State of the Union address, President Obama was quick to tout his economic record and suggest those who raise concerns with the status of the economy are “peddling fiction.” It’s true that we’ve made progress in recent years, but it’s also important to remember that we’re not out of the woods... More
  • Reading #ESSA Right
    Jan 12, 2016  - After decades of a flawed, top-down approach to education, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ends the era of federal overreach and restores control of education to its rightful stewards: parents, teachers, and state and local leaders. Signed into law last month, ESSA has been lauded as “the larg... More
  • Promoting Americans' Health Care Priorities
    Jan 6, 2016  - The House will vote today on a bill to dismantle ObamaCare, continuing an effort to roll back the flawed health care law that is wreaking havoc on working families, small business owners, and students. Rather than help Americans receive the care they want and need, ObamaCare has led to: Higher costs... More
  • Clinton’s Reality Check
    Dec 17, 2015  - Republicans have long warned of the harmful consequences of ObamaCare – consequences that include higher costs, less access to trusted health care providers, and fewer full-time jobs. After years of living in denial, it seems some leading Democrats are starting to face reality. At a recent event in ... More
  • Divide and Conquer
    Dec 9, 2015  - If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules and try again. That seems to be the motto adopted by Big Labor in its effort to unionize a Tennessee-based Volkswagen plant. After failing to win an election involving all of the plant’s hourly employees, the United Auto Workers prevailed last week in ... More