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  • Reps. Kline and Rokita Seek Information on Head Start's Safety and Health Procedures
    Apr 14, 2015  - Dear Secretary Burwell, As members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, we are responsible for oversight of the Head Start Act and write today deeply concerned about the health and safety of children enrolled in the Head Start program. This concern stems from apparent discrepancies i... More
  • Kline, Foxx Request Information on Job Corps
    Mar 18, 2015  - Dear Secretary Perez: The recently enacted Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) made several important reforms to the Job Corps program in an effort to ensure that program participants, some of our nation’s most disadvantaged youth, receive high quality education, workforce development, ... More
  • Committee Leaders Seek Information on Fiduciary Rulemaking
    Mar 4, 2015  - Dear Secretary Perez: President Obama recently directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to move forward with a repackaged rulemaking to expand fiduciary liability. DOL's initial attempt to regulate in this area in 2010 was roundly criticized by stakeholders and by lawmakers on a bipartisan basis and ... More
  • Congressional Leaders Urge the President to take Action on Ports Dispute
    Feb 18, 2015  - Dear Mr. President: We write today to urge you to act quickly to ensure our nation's ports remain open to commerce. The ongoing labor dispute at our West Coast ports has disrupted our nation's transportation network, supply chain, and, most significantly, our broader economy. Unfortunately, the dis... More
  • Committee Leaders Conduct Oversight of Bureau of Indian Education
    Feb 13, 2015  - Dear Director Roessel: The federal government has made a commitment to Indian students and families to provide educational opportunity in a manner that preserves their culture, language, and traditions. However, we are deeply concerned by recent reports of the deplorable conditions of schools maint... More
  • Committee Leaders Request Information on EEOC's Religious Garb Guidance
    Jan 12, 2015  - Dear Chair Yang and Commissioners Barker, Feldblum, and Lipnic: On March 6, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a publication entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” and an accompanying fact sheet. Among other things, thi... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from NLRB General Counsel on Joint-Employer Standard
    Sep 16, 2014  - Dear General Counsel Griffin: Your office recently filed an amicus brief indicating the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) should adopt a broader standard to determine joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). A month later, your office authorized complaints against McD... More
  • Chairmen Urge Labor Secretary Perez To Reverse Davis-Bacon Decision
    Jul 11, 2014  - Dear Secretary Perez, We write to request the Department of Labor (department) reverse its attempt to unilaterally extend the Davis Bacon Act (hereinafter referred to as "Davis-Bacon") to survey technicians. It is clear from witness testimony before the Committee on Education and the Workforce as w... More
  • Bipartisan Coalition of Members Ask Secretary Duncan to Drop Gainful Employment Regulation
    May 27, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Given the significant investment of taxpayer resources in postsecondary education, the federal government has an obligation to monitor higher education institutions that participate in federal student aid programs. While we share the goal of promoting accountability and integ... More
  • Committee Leaders Seek Clarity on Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Requirements
    May 23, 2014  - Dear Attorney General Holder: In recent months, some federal student loan servicers have been scrutinized by the departments of Justice (DOJ) and Defense (DOD), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for allegedly violating the ​Service... More