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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Did You Know? 10 Fast Facts on School Choice
    Jan 29, 2014  - Helping more children escape underperforming schools through expanded school choice options is a key priority for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. As Chairman John Kline (R-MN) recently said, “Charter schools, magnet schools, and scholarship programs have provided thousands of fam... More
  • Students, Schools, and Colleges Struggle with ObamaCare Consequences
    Jan 23, 2014  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee is investigating the effects of President Obama's health care law on the nation's schools. Click on the graphic below to read stories collected from news reports, witness testimony, and education stakeholders across the country. Want to share #YourStor... More
  • Committee Members Raise Concerns about OSHA’s Intrusion into Family Farms
    Jan 14, 2014  - Dear Assistant Secretary Michaels: We are increasingly concerned about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) reliance on guidance documents, letters of interpretation, and other non-regulatory actions to dramatically change OSHA policy. A glaring example is the June 28, 2011 en... More
  • Education Leaders Share Their ObamaCare Challenges
    Jan 7, 2014  - The New Year is ushering in new challenges for the nation’s schools, thanks to the president’s health care law. Following reports of schools forced to cut hours for substitute teachers, limit classes for adjunct professors, or reduce pay to manage higher costs as a result of ObamaCare, the House Edu... More
  • Committee Urges Secretary Duncan to Select a Fair Rulemaking Panel on Higher Education
    Jan 7, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan: On November 20, 2013, the Department of Education published a Federal Register notice announcing the formation of a new negotiated rulemaking panel to examine six issues related to higher education. As the deadline approaches for announcing the list of negotiators, we urge yo... More
  • Committee Requests GAO Report on the Administrative Burdens of IDEA
    Dec 17, 2013  - Dear Mr. Dodaro: On December 3, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-446), which revised and reformed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. The law included several provisions to address the ... More
  • Students, Educators, and School Leaders Fear ObamaCare Consequences
    Dec 5, 2013  - At a recent Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on the effects of ObamaCare on the nation’s education system, witnesses highlighted potential new costs and damaging consequences for schools, colleges, teachers, and students. One higher education leader testified the law’s punitive mandates... More
  • Committee Questions HHS Over Treatment of Taft-Hartley Plans under ObamaCare
    Dec 3, 2013  - Dear Secretary Sebelius: We respectfully request clarification regarding the Obama administration’s regulatory efforts related to Taft-Hartley health insurance plans (Taft-Hartley plans) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Over the past several months, there have been report... More
  • Left Turn: ObamaCare Creates New Hurdles for Schools, Colleges, and Universities
    Nov 6, 2013  - Each day we learn more about the devastating effects of the presidents health care law. From website glitches and privacy concerns to cancelled health plans and higher premiums, the laws fatal flaws are exceedingly obvious. And the problems in the law arent just hurting families, businesses, and wor... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Role of Workers Centers Implementing Health Care Law
    Nov 1, 2013  - Dear Secretary Sebelius: We understand worker centers have received federal taxpayer grants under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to serve as navigators. Accordingly, we are investigating the funding and activities of worker centers. To further this investigation, we ask you ... More
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