• Foxx: Time for New Leadership and a New Direction at the Labor Department
    Dec 20, 2016  - Time for New Leadership and a New Direction at the Labor Department By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), incoming-chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce In the new year, a new secretary will take the helm of the Department of Labor. Working families and small business owners face toug... More
  • Another Year of Rising Health Care Costs, Fewer Choices
    Dec 13, 2016  - Across the country, Americans are busy making holiday travel plans and shopping for the perfect gifts. But there’s something else on the minds of working families and small business owners: health care. Families are reviewing their health insurance options for 2017 and finding they will soon be payi... More
  • Another Obamacare Shock
    Oct 25, 2016  - House Republicans are working to provide Americans a Better Way when it comes to health care, recently putting forward a plan to deliver every American meaningful, patient-centered reforms. The White House, on the other hand, continues to tout the president’s unworkable health care law despite its ... More
  • Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help
    Sep 12, 2016  - Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help By Editorial Board Never mind that the higher education plans of tens of thousands of students will be disrupted. Or that 8,000 people will lose their jobs. Or that American taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of mil... More
  • Rethinking Pathways to Prosperity
    Sep 8, 2016  - Career and technical education helps students acquire the education, skills, and experience they need to compete and succeed in the workforce. That’s why Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced—and the committee unanimously approved—the Strengthening Career and Techni... More
  • Reforms Needed to Modernize the American Workforce
    Jul 19, 2016  - Helping Americans succeed in the workforce is a leading priority for members on the Education and the Workforce Committee. That’s why the committee unanimously passed a bill to strengthen career and technical education and help prepare more students for today’s high-demand jobs. Mark MacCarthy, vic... More
  • Editorial: Will senators finally face up to the hard truth about pensions?
    Jun 21, 2016  - Any politician can make a career promising tax cuts, pay increases or other goodies — and many do. It takes leadership, however, to address realistically situations with no pleasing solutions. Just such a situation is presented by the large and growing funding shortfalls of multi-employer pension f... More