• Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice - H. J. Res. 88
    Apr 25, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Far too many men and women will leave the workforce without the financial security they need to retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- and middle-income families—to successfully plan for their retirement years. Th... More
  • The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act
    Apr 20, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. Students simply cannot learn and succeed in the classroom if they are hungry. That is why a variety of programs currently assist states, schools, and other institutions as they serve children and families in ne... More
  • The Administration’s Persuader Ploy
    Apr 13, 2016  - For seven years, the Obama administration has pursued a concerted effort to advance the interests of union bosses at the expense of hardworking Americans. The latest ploy in this Big Labor agenda? A rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) that will undermine the rights of both workers and employers ... More
  • WaPo: People Will Lose Access to Retirement Advice
    Mar 16, 2016  - In a recent editorial, the Washington Post recognizes the harmful effects of the administration’s “fiduciary” proposal. Writing on a rule crafted behind closed doors, the Washington Post confirms: The fiduciary rule would inevitably abolish some number of business relationships certain people might ... More
  • A Multi-Billion Dollar Shot in the Dark
    Mar 10, 2016  - The Department of Labor has spent years crafting a regulatory proposal that would make it harder for low- and middle-income workers to plan and save for retirement. So some may be perplexed by a new effort underway at the department—one that’s hardly been noticed and casts fresh doubts over the depa... More
  • The Silent Treatment
    Mar 3, 2016  - For months, the Department of Labor has been working behind closed doors on a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for low- and middle-income families to save for retirement. And for months, bipartisan concerns regarding the department’s “fiduciary” proposal have fallen on deaf ears. Most re... More
  • Kline, Walberg Seek Information on DOL's Overtime Proposal Outreach
    Feb 12, 2016  - Dear Secretary Perez: On August 21, 2015, we were joined by 20 of our colleagues in requesting an additional 60 days of public comment on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (the Department) proposal to update the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In a letter dated August 31, 2015... More
  • Labor Department Drops the Ball
    Feb 4, 2016  - With the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce. The law puts the bes... More
  • Ending the Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 4, 2016  - Life changing – that’s how Denisha Merriweather described the impact of school choice on her life. Denisha shared her personal story yesterday at a hearing where members discussed the many ways school choice helps students escape underperforming schools and access a quality education. Because Denish... More
  • Getting It Right
    Feb 1, 2016  - Protecting the retirement security of hardworking Americans is an important bipartisan priority. This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider a bipartisan legislative solution that will do just that. This effort stands in stark contrast to the extreme, partisan approach unde... More