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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Advancing Reforms for Students, Vulnerable Youth, and Working Families
    Jul 31, 2014  - With difficult challenges facing the country, the Education and the Workforce Committee is advancing bold reforms that will help improve the lives of students, vulnerable youth, and working families. With Congress set to adjourn for the August district work period, now is a good time to take a look ... More
  • Supporting Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking
    Jul 22, 2014  - The House is set to consider this week bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. With an estimated 300,000 children at risk of being victimized each year, youth sex trafficking is a crisis that demands national attention. As Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), c... More
  • Strengthening America’s Higher Education System
    Jul 17, 2014  - With the summer in full-swing, students and prospective students are making important choices about their higher education. Mary Anna Dennard, founder of CollegeAuditionCoach.com, writes in Huffington Post: College tuition is at an all-time high, as are the stakes for families across the country. St... More
  • Chairmen Urge Labor Secretary Perez To Reverse Davis-Bacon Decision
    Jul 11, 2014  - Dear Secretary Perez, We write to request the Department of Labor (department) reverse its attempt to unilaterally extend the Davis Bacon Act (hereinafter referred to as "Davis-Bacon") to survey technicians. It is clear from witness testimony before the Committee on Education and the Workforce as w... More
  • Strengthening Our Commitment to Victims of Youth Trafficking
    Jul 11, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Each year, an estimated 300,000 youth may become victims of sex trafficking, while other youth are forced into hard labor and drug trafficking. Runaway and homeless youth are especially at risk of falling victim to sex trafficking. Approximately one out seven runaway youth reported to ... More
  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Bill a Win for Workers and Taxpayers
    Jul 8, 2014  - This week the House will consider the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation to help put Americans back to work by reforming the nation’s outdated workforce development system. Overwhelmingly approved by the Senate in June, this bipartisan, bicameral legislation embodies the pr... More
  • Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act
    Jul 7, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: The cost of obtaining a college degree has risen dramatically over the past decade. For example, since 2002 in-state tuition and fees at public four-year and two-year institutions increased by 51 percent and 35 percent, respectively. During this same period of time, the cost of attendi... More
  • Left Turn: Supreme Court Rebukes President Obama
    Jun 27, 2014  - In a resounding rebuke of President Obama, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision yesterday declaring the president’s 2012 non-recess recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional. In response to the high court’s ruling, Education and the Workforce Committee Chair... More
  • Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jun 26, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, tuition costs continue to go up and the job prospects many graduates face remain bleak. It has never been more critical for individuals to make responsible choices regarding how to pay for their postsecondary education. Unfortunately, many students are simply not eq... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jun 26, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
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