• 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
  • A Better Way Through CTE Reform
    Sep 13, 2016  - From speaking out in Sunday school to reciting Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches, Johnelle Simpson II was born a leader and public speaker. But the thought never crossed his mind that he could turn his childhood experience into a fulfilling career. That was before a teacher and student counselo... More
  • Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act
    Sep 8, 2016  - BACKGROUND To promote safe and healthy communities, the federal government has long supported state efforts to set at-risk youth and juvenile offenders on the pathway to success. Helping children reject a life of crime requires more than an adjudication system and a detention facility. It requires ... More