• Another CTE Success Story
    Aug 18, 2016  - Meet Rob Griffin. When Rob began school at Dalton High in Whitfield County, Georgia, he became interested in a series of engineering courses the school offered as an elective. It was these courses that would start Rob on the path to a fulfilling and successful career. Like many career and technical ... More
  • #TBT: Gov. Pence on the Importance of CTE
    Aug 11, 2016  - Policymakers across the country—and on both sides of the aisle—have long recognized the critical role career and technical education (CTE) plays in helping prepare students for future success. In February 2015, one of those policymakers, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, appeared before the committee and... More
  • "Regulatory Limbo" Under the NLRB
    Aug 9, 2016  - One year ago, bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed a gift to Big Labor that will upend a business model that's paved the way to the American Dream for countless individuals. The NLRB’s partisan decision in Browning-Ferris Industries overturned decades of labor policy, and ... More
  • Committee Raises Concerns with FSA Management, Single Servicer Proposal
    Aug 8, 2016  - Dear Secretary King: To address “the inability of the Department of Education to adequately manage” student financial aid, Congress designated the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) as a performance-based organization. In exchange for greater operational flexibility, FSA is expected to deliver per... More
  • Standing Up for Startups
    Aug 4, 2016  - The opportunity for hardworking men and women to take a risk, start their own business, and climb the economic ladder is an essential part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, that dream is slipping out of reach for many Americans. With small business creation at a 22 year low and economic growth h... More
  • #FlashbackFriday: NLRB Launches Attack on the American Dream
    Jul 29, 2016  - July 29, 2014: That’s the day the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) escalated its attack on America’s small businesses and the workers they employ. That’s right, two years ago today, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin determined McDonald’s Inc. and certain franchisees were “joint employers.” H... More
  • Addressing America’s Skilled Worker Shortage
    Jul 28, 2016  - While the American economy struggles through an anemic recovery, some in the manufacturing sector are dealing with another struggle: a shortage of high-skilled workers to fill the jobs that are available. This issue, commonly referred to as the “skills gap,” has made it difficult for many manufactur... More