• Additional Assistance—Without the Additional Cost
    May 24, 2016  - The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act (H.R. 5003) takes a number of positive steps to help ensure all children have access to healthy meals. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), the bill contains commonsense reforms th... More
  • 5 Ways the Flawed Overtime Rule Will Do More Harm Than Good
    May 24, 2016  - The Department of Labor has released a controversial new rule doubling the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime—a drastic change that President Obama is touting as a “win for working families.” When the White House claims a new regulatory scheme will be a “win” for workers—wat... More
  • Better Serving Students and Families
    May 18, 2016  - Since the passage of the National School Lunch Act in 1946, child nutrition programs have played a significant role in the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families. Helping all children receive nutritious meals has helped students learn and succeed in the classroom. However, in recent y... More
  • #TBT: A Student Loans Success Story
    May 12, 2016  - Picture it. Washington, D.C., 2013. Policymakers are embroiled in a self-made crisis as student loan interest rates are on the brink of doubling. The president joins House Republicans in calling for a long-term, market-based solution that would get Washington out of the business of arbitrarily setti... More
  • Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act - H.R. 4843
    May 10, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Preventing child abuse and neglect is a priority that reaches across party lines, and federal policies have long supported state efforts to identify, assess, and treat children who are victims of abuse and neglect. One of those policies, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CA... More
  • Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More
  • The 0.5% Economy
    May 4, 2016  - President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then ... More
  • A Matter of Fact: Improving Child Nutrition
    May 3, 2016  - Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. That’s why House Republicans have introduced H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, to strengthen nutrition assistance for children, families, and taxpayers. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elemen... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Working Families and Small Businesses
    Apr 28, 2016  - Five years ago, when the Department of Labor first issued an extreme proposal to rewrite the rules governing investment advice, House Republicans made a commitment to workers and small businesses—that we would do everything in our power to protect access to affordable retirement advice. And we’re fo... More
  • Combating an Epidemic, Protecting the Most Vulnerable
    Apr 27, 2016  - Every day, 78 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. These are just two of the shocking consequences of a growing epidemic destroying communities and families across the country. They’re also two of the reasons why the House is w... More