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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • 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
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jun 26, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More
  • Support Grows for Job Training Agreement
    Jun 13, 2014  - Backing for the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) continues to grow. Key stakeholders in the nation’s job training system praise the proposal, which reforms the outdated policies by eliminating redundant programs, increasing flexibility to local workforce developm... More
  • Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by ObamaCare’s Obligatory Levies (SCHOOL) Act
    May 30, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, workers and job creators are struggling with the consequences of the president’s government-run health care scheme. Higher costs, fewer hours of work, and loss of existing health insurance continue to threaten the health and income security of working families. Howe... More
  • Left Turn: Schools and Colleges Continue to Struggle under ObamaCare’s Burdensome Mandates
    May 28, 2014  - It’s no secret the president’s health care law is making life difficult for working families. Many of the ObamaCare problems plaguing the nation’s workplaces – lower wages, loss of existing coverage, higher costs – are emerging in classrooms across the country as well. To learn more about the conseq... More
  • Bipartisan Coalition of Members Ask Secretary Duncan to Drop Gainful Employment Regulation
    May 27, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Given the significant investment of taxpayer resources in postsecondary education, the federal government has an obligation to monitor higher education institutions that participate in federal student aid programs. While we share the goal of promoting accountability and integ... More
  • Committee Leaders Seek Clarity on Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Requirements
    May 23, 2014  - Dear Attorney General Holder: In recent months, some federal student loan servicers have been scrutinized by the departments of Justice (DOJ) and Defense (DOD), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for allegedly violating the ​Service... More
  • Members Urge Appropriations Committee to Prohibit Gainful Employment Regulation
    May 22, 2014  - Dear Chairmen Rogers and Kingston and Ranking Members Lowey and DeLauro: As you develop the fiscal year 2015 ​Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act​​, we urge you to include in the base bill a bipartisan provision that prohibits the Department of Education from promulga... More
  • What They’re Saying: Education Stakeholders Express Support for Bipartisan Charter School Bill
    May 7, 2014  - Education and community leaders are voicing support for the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10), bipartisan legislation to support charter school growth that is expected to be considered by the House this week. Stakeholders praise the legislation for bolstering loca... More
  • Five Questions for the Secretary of Education
    Apr 29, 2014  - Today Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on the department’s budget and policy priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Nearly one year has passed since the secretary last appeared before the committee, and members are eager to discuss... More
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