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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • 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
  • The Strengthening Education through Research Act
    Apr 2, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Established by the Education Sciences Reform Act in 2002, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is responsible for gathering information on education progress, conducting research on educational practices in the nation’s schools, and evaluating the quality of federal education progr... More
  • Save American Workers Act Helps Protect Schools from Flawed Health Care Law
    Apr 2, 2014  - ObamaCare continues to harm American families through canceled plans, lower wages, and skyrocketing costs. This week the House will vote on a bill to provide relief from one of the law’s most onerous provisions. The Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575) will repeal ObamaCare’s 30-hour definition of ... More
  • The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
    Apr 1, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Charter schools empower parents to play a more active role in their child’s education, open doors for teachers to pioneer fresh teaching methods, encourage state and local innovation, and help students escape underperforming schools. Despite high demand and an estimated one million stu... More
  • The Employee Privacy Protection Act
    Mar 27, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is advancing a proposal that would jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families. Buried in a draft rule designed to speed up union elections, the NLRB is attempting to require employers to disclose employees’ personal information to uni... More
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