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  • Putting Americans Back to Work with 21st Century Skills
    Nov 4, 2015  - This week marks National Apprenticeship Week, a time for students, employees, educators, job creators, and policymakers to reflect on the critical role education and on-the-job experience play in helping Americans succeed in an increasingly competitive and evolving workforce. As conversations take p... More
  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Bill a Win for Workers and Taxpayers
    Jul 8, 2014  - This week the House will consider the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation to help put Americans back to work by reforming the nation’s outdated workforce development system. Overwhelmingly approved by the Senate in June, this bipartisan, bicameral legislation embodies the pr... More
  • Support Grows for Job Training Agreement
    Jun 13, 2014  - Backing for the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) continues to grow. Key stakeholders in the nation’s job training system praise the proposal, which reforms the outdated policies by eliminating redundant programs, increasing flexibility to local workforce developm... More
  • The REINS Act: Strengthening Regulatory Accountability For America’s Students and Workers
    Aug 1, 2013  - This week the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), the legislation would require federal agencies to submit major regulations (those with an annual economic effect of more t... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act
    May 8, 2013  - The House will consider today the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), this commonsense proposal will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Andy's Story
    May 6, 2013  - For nearly 30 years, public-sector workers have had the opportunity to choose between accruing paid time off, or ‘ comp time,’ or taking cash wages for overtime hours worked. However, an outdated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering their workers the same benefit. Meet Andy Br... More
  • INFOGRAPHIC: What Would You Do With #YourTime?
    Apr 25, 2013  - Between work, doctor’s appointments, baseball games, school, and time with the kids, juggling daily responsibilities can be overwhelming. In order to help more Americans balance the demands of work and family, House Republicans are advancing the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). ... More
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Our Workforce Changed. It's Time for the Law to Change, Too.
    Apr 24, 2013  - Our workforce is changing. More kids are raised in households where both parents work. More students hold down full-time jobs while pursuing a postsecondary degree. More single moms and dads are in the workforce. With so many demands on Americans’ time, it’s no surprise many struggle with work-life ... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Karen's Story
    Apr 23, 2013  - For countless Americans, more workplace flexibility could mean better work-life balance. Yet an antiquated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering workers paid time off, or 'comp time,' in exchange for overtime hours worked. This outdated policy is an impediment to employers who ... More
    Mar 11, 2013  - This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (H.R. 803), commonsense legislation that will reform the nation’s broken job training system and help put Americans back to work. The following infographic, rele... More