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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • H.R. 5: The Student Success Act
    Jun 6, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind, has been due for reauthorization since 2007. Despite its best intentions, there is widespread agreement that the current law is no longer effectively serving students. No Child Left Behind’s ‘Adequate ... More
  • Revisionist History: Administration Wants a Long-Term Student Loan Fix… No, Wait, Maybe Later.
    Jun 6, 2013  - Today the Obama administration released a Statement of Administration Policy endorsing a Senate proposal to kick the can down the road on student loan interest rates. The approach now supported by the president would ensure millions of borrowers will face another interest rate cliff in two short yea... More
  • Say WHAT?? Obama Administration Plans Campaign-Style Event on Student Loans
    May 30, 2013  - Tomorrow President Obama will hold an event at the White House to “call on Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st.” But wait a minute – the House has already taken action, approving legislation that mirrors the president’s own proposal to shift interest rates to a ... More
  • H.R. 1949: The Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act
    May 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: In recent years, the federal government has taken steps to improve data collection and transparency in the higher education system. Under Republican leadership, the 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act included several provisions to provide students and families with the da... More
  • H.R. 1911: The Smarter Solutions for Students Act
    May 9, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: In 2007, the Democrat-led Congress approved legislation to temporarily phase down the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans made to undergraduate students from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent over four years. Once the law expired in 2012, the interest rates would jump back to 6.8 perce... More
  • H.R. 1406, The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
    Apr 9, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: For many Americans, balancing the demands of family and the workplace can be difficult. State and local government employees have long been able to choose paid time off as compensation for working overtime hours, allowing these public-sector employees greater flexibility to meet family... More
  • H.R. 1406, The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013: Empowering Families and Protecting Workers
    Apr 9, 2013  - To help Americans balance the needs of family and work, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). This commonsense legislation would allow private-sector workers to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ instead of cash wages as compensation for workin... More
  • ObamaCare Forecast: Higher Costs, Less Work, and More Burdens
    Apr 4, 2013  - Winter may be over, but more dark days are await the Democrats’ health care law. Contrary to the Obama administration’s promises, headlines suggest more tough times lie ahead as the nation grapples with the consequences of ObamaCare: Health care costs on the rise Medical claims costs – the biggest d... More
  • H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act
    Mar 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: In January 2012, President Obama installed three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was not in recess. In the wake of the president’s unprecedented action, efforts to overturn board rulings were initiated in various federal courts on the ... More
  • Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act
    Feb 28, 2013  - Courtesy of the Committees on Ways and Means and Education and the Workforce BACKGROUND: Seventeen years ago, a Republican-led Congress worked with President Bill Clinton to fix a broken welfare system. President Clinton rallied the nation to “end welfare as we know it” and his call to action was we... More
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