• Back on Track
    Oct 20, 2016  - Standing in a juvenile court and being charged with grand larceny, Aeryn Van Eck’s life was in disarray. Growing up with a dysfunctional family and little guidance or support, Aeryn became a runaway teen, dropping out of school and getting into trouble with the law. “Lost, naïve, and in search for c... More
  • #TBT: Changing for the Better
    Oct 13, 2016  - Sloane Baxter was on the wrong path—one that led him to enter the juvenile justice system at the age of 14. A year ago this month, Sloane appeared before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to share his journey through the juvenile justice system. He was initially sent to a detention ... More
  • NLRB Should Do More to Respect Workers, Employers, and Taxpayers
    Oct 6, 2016  - We already knew the partisan bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have an alarming appetite for pushing a culture of union favoritism and sticking workers and small businesses with the bill. But who knew taxpayers were picking up the tab for the agency’s expensive taste in snacks... More
  • A Better Way in September
    Sep 30, 2016  - House Republicans have been working to provide Americans A Better Way, moving forward with a bold policy agenda to tackle the country’s challenges. September was no exception, with the Committee on Education and the Workforce advancing positive solutions that will help individuals compete in the wor... More
  • On Overtime Rule, Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Colleges and Universities Ask Congress for More Time
    Sep 28, 2016  - Today, the House will consider H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, the legislation will provide a much-needed six-month delay in the effective date of the Dep... More
  • 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