• Overturning OSHA's Unlawful Power Grab
    Feb 21, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Protecting America’s workers from injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace is an important national priority. That’s why Republicans have repeatedly called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to collaborate with employers, independent safety experts, a... More
  • Small Business Health Fairness Act Fact Sheet
    Feb 16, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Employers play an important role in providing America’s working families with access to affordable health care coverage. Unfortunately, small businesses have been hit especially hard by flawed mandates, soaring costs, and limited choices under Obamacare. According to the National Federa... More
  • Protecting Retirement Savers, Taxpayers, and Small Businesses
    Feb 15, 2017  - THE PROBLEM: For decades, there has been a uniform set of federal policies governing employer-provided retirement plans to ensure clear rules of the road for employers to follow and strong protections for America’s workers and retirees. However, in 2016, the Obama administration finalized regulatio... More
  • Protecting a Limited Federal Role in Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - THE PROBLEM For years, one-size-fits-all federal policies made it difficult for state and local leaders to provide their students with a high-quality education. Under the Obama administration, the federal government’s control over K-12 education only got worse. Through waivers and pet projects, the... More
  • The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act
    Sep 28, 2016  - BACKGROUND The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes important protections for America’s workers. For example, certain workers are entitled to overtime pay, which is defined as time-and-one-half the employees’ regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week. Workers who are exempt ... More
  • Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act
    Sep 8, 2016  - BACKGROUND To promote safe and healthy communities, the federal government has long supported state efforts to set at-risk youth and juvenile offenders on the pathway to success. Helping children reject a life of crime requires more than an adjudication system and a detention facility. It requires ... More
  • 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