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  • School Choice Options Empower Parents
    Jan 28, 2015  - Each year, countless parents have no choice but to send their children to broken schools. For many students, their likelihood for success is contingent upon their zip code, not their unique needs and abilities. Fortunately, there are educational opportunities that offer a promising alternative. By e... More
  • Bill to Save 40-hour Workweek Protects Classrooms and Workplaces
    Jan 8, 2015  - The House is expected to vote later today on the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30), legislation to repeal ObamaCare’s 30-hour definition of “full-time employment” and restore the traditional 40-hour workweek. In a statement threatening to veto this bipartisan jobs bill, the White House said there ... 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
  • Responsible Reforms for Working Families
    Sep 19, 2014  - Throughout the 113th Congress, the House has been laser-focused on growing the economy and building a better future for all Americans. This week was no different, with the chamber advancing legislation that will help lower energy costs and spur job creation. The Education and the Workforce Committee... More
  • Strengthening Child Care Support for Working Families
    Sep 16, 2014  - Continuing its efforts to support working families, the House passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reform and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. A vital lifeline for parents working or pursuing an education, the program helps provide low-income families access to ... More
  • Advancing Reforms for Students, Vulnerable Youth, and Working Families
    Jul 31, 2014  - With difficult challenges facing the country, the Education and the Workforce Committee is advancing bold reforms that will help improve the lives of students, vulnerable youth, and working families. With Congress set to adjourn for the August district work period, now is a good time to take a look ... More
  • Supporting Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking
    Jul 22, 2014  - The House is set to consider this week bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. With an estimated 300,000 children at risk of being victimized each year, youth sex trafficking is a crisis that demands national attention. As Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), c... More
  • Strengthening America’s Higher Education System
    Jul 17, 2014  - With the summer in full-swing, students and prospective students are making important choices about their higher education. Mary Anna Dennard, founder of CollegeAuditionCoach.com, writes in Huffington Post: College tuition is at an all-time high, as are the stakes for families across the country. St... 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