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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • 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
  • Kline, Foxx Request Information on Job Corps
    Mar 18, 2015  - Dear Secretary Perez: The recently enacted Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) made several important reforms to the Job Corps program in an effort to ensure that program participants, some of our nation’s most disadvantaged youth, receive high quality education, workforce development, ... More
  • Stopping the National Labor Relations Board’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 11, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a new rule that dramatically alters long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s ambush election rule arbitrarily limits the ability of employers to legally prepare for union elections, delays answer... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct: Restoring State and Local Control of K-12 Education
    Mar 9, 2015  - The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) is a conservative proposal to replace a flawed education law and stop the administration from governing K-12 schools through executive fiat. While many have expressed support for the legislation, calling it “the most conservative federal education move in a quarter ... More
  • Committee Leaders Seek Information on Fiduciary Rulemaking
    Mar 4, 2015  - Dear Secretary Perez: President Obama recently directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to move forward with a repackaged rulemaking to expand fiduciary liability. DOL's initial attempt to regulate in this area in 2010 was roundly criticized by stakeholders and by lawmakers on a bipartisan basis and ... More
  • What They’re Saying About #StudentSuccessAct
    Feb 26, 2015  - Support continues to grow for the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), a proposal the House is currently considering to replace No Child Left Behind. As education stakeholders and conservative leaders reaffirm, the Student Success Act dramatically reduces the federal footprint in the nation’s classrooms an... More
  • 5 Ways the #StudentSuccessAct Gets Washington out of the Business of Running Schools
    Feb 25, 2015  - Our current elementary and secondary education system is failing. Despite the federal government’s ever expanding footprint in K-12 classrooms, student achievement remains stagnant. It’s no wonder out of 34 countries that participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment, the U.S. ra... More
  • Protecting Academic Standards from Federal Intrusion
    Feb 24, 2015  - Federal control over the nation’s K-12 classrooms continues to hamstring the ability of states and school districts to deliver a quality education to every child. Unfortunately, this problem has only gotten worse under the current administration. Through pet projects and conditional waivers, the Oba... More
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