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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • #StudentSuccessAct represents the 'epitome' of a conservative agenda
    Apr 15, 2015  - For too long, Washington has insisted more programs, mandates, and spending would fix a broken K-12 education system. While well intended, No Child Left Behind doubled-down on this flawed approach, leaving countless students trapped in failing schools. A one-size-fits-all accountability system has u... More
  • The Employee Privacy Protection Act
    Apr 14, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has implemented new policies that jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families. Buried in the NLRB’s new ambush election rule – regulation designed to speed up union elections – are requirements that force employers to disclose employee... More
  • The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act: Protecting Workers’ Free Choice
    Apr 14, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule will dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s rule will significantly shorten the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election date by: Giving workers... More
  • Reps. Kline and Rokita Seek Information on Head Start's Safety and Health Procedures
    Apr 14, 2015  - Dear Secretary Burwell, As members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, we are responsible for oversight of the Head Start Act and write today deeply concerned about the health and safety of children enrolled in the Head Start program. This concern stems from apparent discrepancies i... More
  • The President's Community College Proposal Isn't Free
    Apr 13, 2015  - The Obama administration is once again pushing a multi-billion dollar proposal to offer ‘free’ community college to every American. In the weekly address, Vice President Biden said this was a “straightforward plan to … expand the pathway to the middle class.” Like most political gestures that offer ... More
  • What If Congress Doesn't Replace NCLB? Part II
    Apr 10, 2015  - The Obama administration’s temporary, conditional waiver scheme has masked the harsh reality of America’s current K-12 education landscape: No Child Left Behind remains the law of the land. In other words: Virtually all schools are considered failing under the law’s one-size-fits-all, high-stakes ac... More
  • What If Congress Doesn’t Replace NCLB? Part I
    Apr 9, 2015  - State education leaders recently gathered in Washington to send an urgent message: America’s K-12 education system is broken, and only a new law can fix it. They’re talking about the need for Congress to replaceNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) through the legislative process. That is precisely what House... More
  • Vetoing the Rights of Workers
    Apr 2, 2015  - On Tuesday, the president vetoed a bicameral resolution that would have blocked the National Labor Relation Board’s ambush election rule. By vetoing the measure, the president has signed off on a radical regulatory scheme that will: Restrict the right of employers to speak to employees during a unio... More
  • Reining in the Secretary of Education
    Mar 27, 2015  - Separation of powers. States’ rights. Local control. These are just a few fundamental principles the Obama administration has ignored when it comes to K-12 education, and it’s time for Congress to do something about it. It began in 2009 with a multibillion dollar slush fund known as “Race to the To... More
  • JFK Opposed Ambush Union Elections
    Mar 19, 2015  - Members of Congress have an important opportunity to protect fundamental rights enjoyed by America’s workers and job creators. That’s the crux of a resolution the House is set to vote on later today that would block a radical rewrite of long-standing policies governing union elections. Under a schem... More
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