• Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act
    May 8, 2017  - Protecting our country’s most vulnerable children has long been a national priority. That’s why Congress passed the Missing Children’s Assistance Act in 1984, establishing a grant to support efforts to find missing children and prevent child exploitation. For more than 30 years, the grant has helped... More
  • Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
    May 4, 2017  - BACKGROUND Americans face a job market that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Advances in technology and the growth of a global economy have dramatically changed the kinds of jobs that are available, making high-quality education and skills development vital to competin... More
  • It’s Time to Erase a Double Standard
    May 1, 2017  - Freedom. Flexibility. Fairness. That’s what the Working Families and Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) is all about. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill would give workers eligible for overtime pay the freedom to choose between paid time off and cash wages. As a result, workers would have more... More
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 2017  - BACKGROUND: The American workforce has transformed dramatically over the years and the needs of workers in the 21st century have changed as well. Millennials now represent the majority of the workforce, and many young Americans work full time while pursuing a college degree. Additionally, more sing... More
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 - Employee Protections
    Apr 24, 2017  - WORKING FAMILIES FLEXIBILITY ACT OF 2017 Empowering families and protecting workers To help Americans balance the needs of family and work, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180). This commonsense legislation would allow private-sector workers to... More
  • Myth vs. Fact - The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 2017  - Myth: H.R. 1180 will result in employees working longer hours for less pay. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act safeguards workers’ time and wages. • Receiving paid time off or ’comp time’ for working overtime hours is completely voluntary. An employee who prefers to receive cash payment for... More
  • Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 Fact Sheet
    Mar 30, 2017  - BACKGROUND Helping children reject a life of crime has long been a national priority. It requires more than an adjudication system and a detention facility. It requires a collaborative effort among parents, teachers, and community members to prevent criminal behavior and support children who have en... More