• 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passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce.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
  • Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice - H.R. 4293 and H.R. 4294
    Feb 1, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: As a country, we face a number of significant retirement challenges. Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- an... More
  • Extending the Promise of #SchoolChoice
    Jan 28, 2016  - This week marks the 5th annual National School Choice Week, a time for students, parents, teachers, local leaders, and policymakers to celebrate how school choice is paving the way toward a brighter future for millions of students. The numbers speak for themselves: 100,000 students graduate from hom... More