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  • Republicans Seek Additional Information on School Discipline Guidance
    Feb 12, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder: In January the departments of Education and Justice issued joint guidance on school discipline to help prevent discrimination and slow down the "school-to-prison pipeline." The recommendations encourage schools to establish procedures to distinguis... More
  • Holding the NLRB Accountable for its Ambush Election Rule
    Feb 10, 2014  - The Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is once again advancing a radical ambush union election rule. The regulatory proposal would dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections, and ultimately stifle employer free speech and cripple worker free choice. First proposed i... More
  • Committees Urge Secretary Vilsack to Establish Waiver Process to Help Schools Implement New Nutrition Standards
    Feb 5, 2014  - Dear Mr. Secretary, We are pleased that President Obama has signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014, P.L. 113-76. This legislation provides USDA with funding for vital programs and also provides directives that clearly state congressional intent in the implementatio... More
  • Another program?
    Jan 31, 2014  - President Obama has announced he will create through executive fiat another federal job training program. That’s right – another program on top of the more than 50 federal employment and training programs that already exists. It might have been nice to wait for Vice President Biden to complete his r... More
  • Mr. President, We Know What’s Wrong With the Broken Job Training System; It’s Time to Fix It
    Jan 30, 2014  - In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a “year of action” that left many Americans unimpressed. As one political journalist wrote, the president’s agenda includes “small-bore executive orders, studies, summits.” President Obama’s lackluster to-do list was especially evident wh... More
  • Did You Know? 10 Fast Facts on School Choice
    Jan 29, 2014  - Helping more children escape underperforming schools through expanded school choice options is a key priority for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. As Chairman John Kline (R-MN) recently said, “Charter schools, magnet schools, and scholarship programs have provided thousands of fam... More
  • Students, Schools, and Colleges Struggle with ObamaCare Consequences
    Jan 23, 2014  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee is investigating the effects of President Obama's health care law on the nation's schools. Click on the graphic below to read stories collected from news reports, witness testimony, and education stakeholders across the country. Want to share #YourStor... More
  • Committee Members Raise Concerns about OSHA’s Intrusion into Family Farms
    Jan 14, 2014  - Dear Assistant Secretary Michaels: We are increasingly concerned about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) reliance on guidance documents, letters of interpretation, and other non-regulatory actions to dramatically change OSHA policy. A glaring example is the June 28, 2011 en... More
  • Education Leaders Share Their ObamaCare Challenges
    Jan 7, 2014  - The New Year is ushering in new challenges for the nation’s schools, thanks to the president’s health care law. Following reports of schools forced to cut hours for substitute teachers, limit classes for adjunct professors, or reduce pay to manage higher costs as a result of ObamaCare, the House Edu... More
  • Committee Urges Secretary Duncan to Select a Fair Rulemaking Panel on Higher Education
    Jan 7, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan: On November 20, 2013, the Department of Education published a Federal Register notice announcing the formation of a new negotiated rulemaking panel to examine six issues related to higher education. As the deadline approaches for announcing the list of negotiators, we urge yo... More
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