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  • Protecting Tribal Sovereignty
    Nov 16, 2015  - The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 (H.R. 511), a bipartisan measure that will prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from wrongfully interfering in Native American affairs. Since 2004, the NLRB has used a subjective test ... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Native Americans, Part II
    Nov 5, 2015  - Today, the White House is welcoming leaders from the more than 550 federally recognized Native American tribes for its 2015 Tribal Nations Conference. The event is intended to “strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country,” an important goal policymakers on both sides of ... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Native Americans, Part I
    Nov 5, 2015  - Every year since 1994, presidents have issued proclamations designating November “National Native American Heritage Month,” a time to celebrate Native Americans for their rich culture and customs. It’s also a time to reaffirm our commitment to providing Native Americans the quality education they ne... More
  • Putting Americans Back to Work with 21st Century Skills
    Nov 4, 2015  - This week marks National Apprenticeship Week, a time for students, employees, educators, job creators, and policymakers to reflect on the critical role education and on-the-job experience play in helping Americans succeed in an increasingly competitive and evolving workforce. As conversations take p... More
  • Sweet 16
    Nov 3, 2015  - In the five years since it was enacted, ObamaCare has led to higher costs, fewer full-time jobs, and less access to trusted health care providers. That’s why House Republicans have continued working to dismantle a flawed law that is wreaking havoc on working families and small businesses. Democrats ... More
  • The Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act
    Oct 27, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In an unprecedented decision that has union leaders celebrating, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) discarded years of settled labor policy and redefined what it means to be an employer. For more than 30 years, the NLRB considered two or more employers “joint employers” if they h... More
  • Senate, House Education Chairs Demand Administration End “Unprecedented Overreach” into College Accreditation Process
    Oct 23, 2015  - Dear Director Cordray: We write to request you immediately rescind the issuance of a civil investigative demand to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and halt any other planned investigatory actions regarding accreditors or the accreditation of institutions of high... More
  • Kline, Foxx Seek Information on Interagency Task Force
    Oct 20, 2015  - Dear Secretary Duncan: The Department of Education (department) has indicated the formation of an interagency task force (task force) for oversight of proprietary institutions of higher education. Additionally, the department has indicated this task force met in May and would seek public input from ... More
  • Is Secretary Perez Listening?
    Oct 15, 2015  - Members of Congress still have a lot to say about a Department of Labor proposal that will make it harder for low- and middle-class families to save for retirement. While policymakers have already spoken out on the regulatory proposal, it’s clear that concerns persist – even among those in the presi... More
  • School Is Closed
    Oct 15, 2015  - Less than two months into the school year, Clay County, Tennessee, students and teachers are back at home – not for “Fall Break” – for the foreseeable future. That’s right. All three of the district’s schools are closed, forcing more than 1,000 students to lose valuable learning time. What contribut... More