• Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL): A Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Jun 8, 2016  - “The answer to the welfare crisis is work, jobs, self-sufficiency, and family integrity; not a massive new extension of welfare.” Those aren’t the words of a southern, conservative Republican in 2016. Instead, those are the words of liberal, former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Far too o... More
  • Fiduciary Duty in Congress
    Jun 3, 2016  - A new editorial by the Wall Street Journal lauds House and Senate Republicans for moving to block a new rule that will make it harder for low- and middle-income families to save for retirement. Read more about Rep. Phil Roe’s (R-TN) resolution to protect access to affordable retirement advice. A rel... More
  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): We Need School Lunch Reforms
    May 23, 2016  - As a country, we have long worked to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to achieve success. A quality education is one of the best paths to a brighter future, but students cannot learn and succeed in class if they are hungry or lack proper nutrition. That’s why ensuring all kids have ... More
  • There's no 'tooth fairy' for pension fund bailout
    May 18, 2016  - Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline and former California Rep. George Miller, a Democrat, knew there’d be blowback as architects of a controversial 2014 reform allowing failing pension funds to cut accrued benefits. To their credit, the duo plowed forward with the legislation anyway, recognizing t... More
  • Treasury's Teamsters Bailout Ploy
    May 16, 2016  - "In sum, the Obama Administration is flouting a law that President Obama signed in a way that jeopardizes worker pensions while dumping the problem on taxpayers." Congress passed legislation in 2014 to help insolvent multi-employer pension plans save themselves. But now the Obama Administration and... More
  • Proposed Overtime Rule Could Threaten Nonprofit Providers of Disability Services
    Apr 15, 2016  - The Department of Labor will soon unveil new changes to federal overtime rules, and people across the country are raising concerns. Leaders at non-profit organizations are among those sounding the alarm on a rule that will raise costs, make it harder for workers to advance, and limit their ability t... More
  • The Gut-Wrenching Truth About Pensions
    Dec 23, 2015  - The Gut-Wrenching Truth About Pensions By Thomas C. Nyhan, executive director and general counsel of the Central States Pension Fund The Star Tribune’s recent article about the Central States Pension Fund’s need to reduce pension benefits to save the fund (“New law threatens to slash pensions,” Dec... More