• Helping America’s Most Vulnerable
    May 23, 2017  - Protecting children from harm and providing vulnerable youth a pathway to success are vital national priorities. And today, the House of Representatives is expected to take two important steps that will advance these priorities for children and families. Step one: Strengthen protections for childre... More
  • Protecting America’s Students, Workers, Teachers, & Retirement Savers
    May 19, 2017  - Rolling back the regulatory onslaught of the Obama administration has long been a priority for House Republicans. Through the Congressional Review Act, the House and Senate passed — and President Trump signed — 14 resolutions to repeal harmful Obama-era regulations. Members on the House Committee o... More
  • Job Corps Still Failing Vulnerable Youth on Health and Safety
    May 9, 2017  - Addressing systemic problems in a government program can often be — let’s just say — a challenge for the federal bureaucracy. But the failure of basic good governance is particularly troubling when systemic problems jeopardize the health and safety of American citizens. That has long been the track... More
  • Charter Schools: Providing Hope and Opportunity
    May 5, 2017  - Parents should determine which school is best for their children — not zip codes. With the rise of charter schools across the country, more students are able to escape underperforming schools and receive the high-quality education they deserve. In fact, the success and popularity of the charter sch... More
  • Freedom, Flexibility, & Fairness for America's Workers
    May 2, 2017  - The American workforce has changed dramatically over the years, and the needs of workers in the 21st century have changed as well. Yet workers are held back by outdated federal workforce rules from the 1930s. That’s why the House will soon vote on the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1... More
  • Choice, Fairness in Workplace Flexibility
    May 1, 2017  - Choice, fairness in workplace flexibility By Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) While there are many hot topics currently in the forefront of American politics, one priority from last year’s campaign continues to warrant Congress’ attention: improving flexibility in the workplace. It may not get the same fanf... More
  • It’s Time to Erase a Double Standard
    May 1, 2017  - Freedom. Flexibility. Fairness. That’s what the Working Families and Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) is all about. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill would give workers eligible for overtime pay the freedom to choose between paid time off and cash wages. As a result, workers would have more... More