• The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
    Jun 28, 2016  - BACKGROUND Young adults face a job market vastly different than the one that existed a generation ago. Technological advances and the growth of a global economy have dramatically changed the kinds of jobs available, making quality education and training vital to competing in today’s workplaces. Tha... More
  • 5 Ways the Flawed Overtime Rule Will Do More Harm Than Good
    May 24, 2016  - The Department of Labor has released a controversial new rule doubling the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime—a drastic change that President Obama is touting as a “win for working families.” When the White House claims a new regulatory scheme will be a “win” for workers—wat... More
  • Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act - H.R. 4843
    May 10, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Preventing child abuse and neglect is a priority that reaches across party lines, and federal policies have long supported state efforts to identify, assess, and treat children who are victims of abuse and neglect. One of those policies, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CA... More
  • The 0.5% Economy
    May 4, 2016  - President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then ... More
  • 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