• 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
  • 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
  • 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