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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Responsible Reforms for Working Families
    Sep 19, 2014  - Throughout the 113th Congress, the House has been laser-focused on growing the economy and building a better future for all Americans. This week was no different, with the chamber advancing legislation that will help lower energy costs and spur job creation. The Education and the Workforce Committee... More
  • Strengthening Child Care Support for Working Families
    Sep 16, 2014  - Continuing its efforts to support working families, the House passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reform and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. A vital lifeline for parents working or pursuing an education, the program helps provide low-income families access to ... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from NLRB General Counsel on Joint-Employer Standard
    Sep 16, 2014  - Dear General Counsel Griffin: Your office recently filed an amicus brief indicating the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) should adopt a broader standard to determine joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). A month later, your office authorized complaints against McD... More
  • Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
    Sep 12, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Approximately 1.5 million children under the age of 13 are served in some type of child care arrangement supported through the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. The program funds state efforts to help low-income families –parents who are working, pursuing ... More
  • NLRB’s Latest Assault on America’s Workplaces
    Aug 1, 2014  - One has to ask what exactly the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has against America’s workplaces. In recent years, the NLRB has restricted workers’ access to the secret ballot, advanced a rule that would stifle employer free speech and cripple worker free choice, and tried to dictate whe... More
  • Advancing Reforms for Students, Vulnerable Youth, and Working Families
    Jul 31, 2014  - With difficult challenges facing the country, the Education and the Workforce Committee is advancing bold reforms that will help improve the lives of students, vulnerable youth, and working families. With Congress set to adjourn for the August district work period, now is a good time to take a look ... More
  • Supporting Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking
    Jul 22, 2014  - The House is set to consider this week bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. With an estimated 300,000 children at risk of being victimized each year, youth sex trafficking is a crisis that demands national attention. As Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), c... More
  • Strengthening America’s Higher Education System
    Jul 17, 2014  - With the summer in full-swing, students and prospective students are making important choices about their higher education. Mary Anna Dennard, founder of CollegeAuditionCoach.com, writes in Huffington Post: College tuition is at an all-time high, as are the stakes for families across the country. St... More
  • Chairmen Urge Labor Secretary Perez To Reverse Davis-Bacon Decision
    Jul 11, 2014  - Dear Secretary Perez, We write to request the Department of Labor (department) reverse its attempt to unilaterally extend the Davis Bacon Act (hereinafter referred to as "Davis-Bacon") to survey technicians. It is clear from witness testimony before the Committee on Education and the Workforce as w... More
  • Strengthening Our Commitment to Victims of Youth Trafficking
    Jul 11, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Each year, an estimated 300,000 youth may become victims of sex trafficking, while other youth are forced into hard labor and drug trafficking. Runaway and homeless youth are especially at risk of falling victim to sex trafficking. Approximately one out seven runaway youth reported to ... More
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