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  • NLRB Causes Big Problems for Small Businesses
    Oct 2, 2015  - Small business owners traveled to Capitol Hill this week to speak out against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) latest assault on job creators and to urge policymakers to rally behind a legislative solution. Introduced by leaders in the House and Senate, the Protecting Local Business Oppor... More
  • Higher Education Extension Act of 2015
    Sep 24, 2015  - To provide certainty to students and institutions as policymakers continue work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will extend for one year the Perkins Lo... More
  • NLRB Builds a Barrier for Women, Minority Small Business Owners
    Sep 23, 2015  - By redefining what it means to be an employer, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will wreak havoc on working families and small business owners across the country. But just who exactly will be on the losing end of the NLRB’s latest Big Labor ploy? For starters, franchise businesses will be h... More
  • History Repeats Itself at the NLRB
    Sep 18, 2015  - The Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a long history of benefiting Big Labor at the expense of working families and small business owners. They also have a bad habit of dismissing legitimate concerns while advancing their activist agenda. History repeated itself yet again in a partisan... More
  • Grading the Administration’s College Scorecard: Incomplete
    Sep 16, 2015  - President Obama has unveiled a new “College Scorecard,” an online tool the administration promises will provide prospective students “reliable data on every institution of higher education.” The basic concept behind the scorecard – strengthening transparency in higher education – has long been a bip... More
  • More Time for Overtime: Denied
    Sep 1, 2015  - Adding insult to injury, the Department of Labor has decided to NOT provide the public more time to weigh in on its overtime proposal. Having heard numerous concerns from stakeholders, the Committee on Education and the Workforce wrote to the department, noting that “the amount of time provided for ... More
  • The NLRB’s Latest Blow to Working Families and Small Businesses
    Aug 28, 2015  - They’ve done it again. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down another misguided decision that will have costly consequences for working families and small businesses. This time, the activist board has redefined what it means to be an employer, blurring the lines of responsibility ... More
  • Fiduciary Rule Facing Familiar Bipartisan Concerns
    Aug 19, 2015  - This is starting to sound familiar. The Department of Labor has again released a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for families to save for retirement. That proposal is again drawing bipartisan concern. And Democrats are again echoing Republicans in pointing out the consequences the propo... More
  • A Better Approach to Higher Education
    Aug 7, 2015  - College costs are on the rise, national student loan debt has eclipsed the $1 trillion mark, and enrollment rates for low-income students are in decline. The Obama administration has responded to those challenges with more regulations and more expensive programs, an approach that is not working for ... More
  • A Lack of Progress
    Aug 6, 2015  - Helping more Americans pursue higher education has long been a national priority. Individuals who complete advanced levels of education are more likely to succeed in the workforce and live more productive lives. Unfortunately, America’s higher education system has become too costly, too bureaucratic... More