• Committee Conducts Oversight of Child Abuse Prevention Policies
    Jan 15, 2016  - Dear Secretary Burwell: The Department of Health and Human Services is tasked with coordinating and administering the federal government’s efforts to prevent child abuse. We are deeply concerned the Department may not be properly enforcing the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA or the ... More
  • Senate, House Education Chairs Demand Administration End “Unprecedented Overreach” into College Accreditation Process
    Oct 23, 2015  - Dear Director Cordray: We write to request you immediately rescind the issuance of a civil investigative demand to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and halt any other planned investigatory actions regarding accreditors or the accreditation of institutions of high... 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