• Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More
  • Combating an Epidemic, Protecting the Most Vulnerable
    Apr 27, 2016  - Every day, 78 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. These are just two of the shocking consequences of a growing epidemic destroying communities and families across the country. They’re also two of the reasons why the House is w... More
  • Getting It Right
    Feb 1, 2016  - Protecting the retirement security of hardworking Americans is an important bipartisan priority. This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider a bipartisan legislative solution that will do just that. This effort stands in stark contrast to the extreme, partisan approach unde... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Native Americans, Part I
    Nov 5, 2015  - Every year since 1994, presidents have issued proclamations designating November “National Native American Heritage Month,” a time to celebrate Native Americans for their rich culture and customs. It’s also a time to reaffirm our commitment to providing Native Americans the quality education they ne... More
  • What Responsible Safety Enforcement Looks Like
    Oct 17, 2014  - Providing every American worker strong health and safety protections is a priority that stretches across party lines. That is why the House Education and the Workforce Committee has raised concerns with a number of actions taken by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, such as: Altering... 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
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The Need for Comprehensive Job Training Reform, Part 2
    Feb 25, 2013  - An infographic released earlier today revealed the confusing state of the nation’s workforce training system. The House Education and the Workforce Committee is taking action to provide taxpayers, employers, and workers with a more effective workforce development system. The Supporting Knowledge and... More
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The Need for Comprehensive Job Training Reform, Part 1
    Feb 25, 2013  - President Obama has said the nation’s workforce development system is a “maze of confusing training programs.” But words alone can’t describe how convoluted the system has become – the following infographic reveals the true size of the bureaucracy standing between workers and the skills they need to... More
  • Four Facts About Today’s Vote to Preserve Key Welfare Reforms
    Sep 20, 2012  - Today the House will consider a joint resolution disapproving of the Obama administration’s attempt to undermine welfare reform. Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) joined Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jord... More
  • Part III: Despite False Rhetoric, Job Training Reforms Beneficial to Workers, Employers, and Taxpayers
    Jun 7, 2012  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee is currently considering comprehensive reforms to the nation’s workforce development system. The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297) advances commonsense changes to federal job training assistance by eliminating dozens of ineffecti... More