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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ICYMI: Biden's 47 Job-Training Flavors
    Feb 3, 2014  - President Obama last week asked Joe Biden to lead "an across-the-board reform" of federal job training that roots out ineffective and redundant programs. It's nice to hear the President admit that some government programs are wasteful, and if he's serious the spadework has already been done. Job-tr... More
  • ICYMI: Obama's Constitutional Education
    Jan 14, 2014  - President Obama treats limits on executive power like college students treat the 21-year drinking age, and judging from oral arguments Monday the Supreme Court may respond by limiting his driving privileges. The vote may even be 9-0 that a President can't tell Congress when it is in recess so he ca... More
  • ICYMI: A Federal Anti-Education Plan
    Nov 20, 2013  - By Bob Kerrey and Jeffrey T. Leeds Virtually all middle-class jobs now require postsecondary skills and credentials. Yet as many middle- and lower-income families and students adjust to the reality that college has become a necessity rather than a luxury, the luxury price tag that college commands ... More
  • ICYMI: Labor might have just gotten a pass on an ObamaCare fee
    Nov 7, 2013  - The Obama administration may have an early Christmas gift for their Big Labor friends. In recent months union leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns with President Obama’s health care law. At a September convention in Los Angeles, members of the AFL-CIO approved a resolution describing the h... More
  • You Can Keep Your Health Plan*
    Oct 31, 2013  - President Obama has intoned "if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan" hundreds if not thousands of times. Sometimes he has even added that "no one will take it away, no matter what" or "nothing will change, period." But now that reality is repudiating the President's unequivocal... More
  • Broken promises, massive failures as ObamaCare arrives
    Oct 1, 2013  - By Chairmen Fred Upton, John Kline, and Dave Camp After more than three years and billions of taxpayer dollars, President Obama’s health care exchanges are scheduled to open for business this week, but don’t expect much fanfare out of the administration. Although the president insists that everythi... More
  • ICYMI: White House tries to silence union's ObamaCare concerns
    Sep 11, 2013  - As more unions express frustration with the president’s health care law, the Obama administration went to great lengths to silence the concerns of one major national union. In Los Angeles, the AFL-CIO has endorsed a resolution critical of ObamaCare. In the article below, The Hill reports the White H... More
  • ICYMI: Obama's Misguided War Against School Choice
    Sep 10, 2013  - The Department of Justice recently filed a lawsuit to stop the state of Louisiana from implementing a private school choice program to help low-income students trapped in failing public schools. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) is among those who have voiced co... More
  • ICYMI: Why Fewer Working-Age Americans Are Working
    Sep 6, 2013  - The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. More than 300,000 people stopped working or looking for a job. Their exodus shrank the so-called labor force participation rate — the percentage... More
  • White House Considers Awarding ObamaCare Subsidies, Intended for the Uninsured, to Labor Unions
    Aug 30, 2013  - By Avik Roy A few weeks ago, I discussed the fact that labor unions have been increasingly vocal about their objections to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the... More
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