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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • 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
  • Committee Renews Request for Information on DOL Companion Care Regulation
    Oct 31, 2013  - Dear Secretary Perez: On October 1, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule making significant changes to the long-standing minimum wage and overtime exemption for companionship services under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When this regulation takes effect, on January 1, 2015, it ... More
  • Then vs. Now: You can't take it with you
    Oct 29, 2013  - THEN: "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period." President Barack Obama NOW: “Millions of Americans are getting their health insurance cancelled under the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration has known for about three years that this would... More
  • Letter to Secretary Duncan on Streamlining Servicemembers' Student Loan Interest Rate Benefits
    Oct 23, 2013  - Dear Secretary Duncan: In preparation for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has been collecting feedback from the higher education community, students, and their families on ways to strengthen the nation’s postsecondary educ... More
  • Is Secretary Sebelius still excited?
    Oct 22, 2013  - President Obama attempted yesterday to address the “outrageous” rollout of his signature health care law, but his speech missed the mark. Ron Fournier of National Journal told MSNBC viewers the president “diminish[ed] the significance of what’s been happening” and ”doesn’t really take full responsib... More
  • Committee Leaders Request More Time for Public to Comment on Silica Rule
    Oct 21, 2013  - Dear Secretary Perez: We respectfully request that you extend the comment period for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica Proposed Rule for 90 days. Eliminating the health risks posed by silica is a goal we all share. To ac... More
  • Left Turn: Did Someone Say "Glitch"?
    Oct 1, 2013  - Today ObamaCare went live in states across the country – sort of. Though the president admitted there would be “glitches” along the way, he never warned how widespread the errors in this government-run health care system would be. Headlines highlight the delays, errors, and, yes, glitches that are c... More
  • Committee Chairs Express Concerns About Higher Education Provisions in Senate Defense Appropriations Legislation
    Sep 23, 2013  - Dear Chairmen Rogers and Young and Ranking Members Lowey and Visclosky: As the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act moves through the legislative process, we write to oppose sections 8103 and 8104 of the Senate bill. While intended to punish bad actors from accessing higher edu... More
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