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  • Job Training Legislation Protects Valuable Taxpayer Resources
    May 30, 2012  - The nation’s debt is fast approaching $16 trillion and experts warn the country is on the brink of a crisis. While the White House tries in vain to deny its own fiscal recklessness, House Republicans are moving forward with responsible solutions to root out government waste and better protect taxpay... More
  • Despite Job Openings, Skills Gap Slows Hiring
    May 9, 2012  - The Department of Labor this week announced nearly 4 million jobs remained vacant in March - roughly 172,000 more than were reported in February. The latest numbers confirm employers are ready to hire but struggle to find skilled workers. Echoing news reports from across the country, the Wall Street... More
  • Heard Around the Country: Skills Gap Presents Major Barrier to Employment
    May 3, 2012  - According to the most recent information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12.6 million Americans are searching for work, yet 3.5 million jobs remain unfilled. The math doesn’t add up. A closer look at the nation’s workforce reveals an underlying problem: Employers have job openings, but they can... More
  • Republicans Leading the Way on Responsible Job Training Reform
    Apr 18, 2012  - This week, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce examined the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297), important job training reform legislation introduced by Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Buck McKeon (R-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV). As Chairman John Kline (R-MN) noted, the b... More
  • Education Reform in Plain Sight: A Look at the Numbers
    Feb 29, 2012  - House Republicans began the 112th Congress with a promise, one that centered on listening to the American people and fielding their concerns and ideas for turning things around. We vowed to do away with backroom deals in Washington and advance legislation through a transparent, open process. Through... More
  • Part 2: Separating the Myths from the Facts on K-12 Education Reform Legislation
    Feb 28, 2012  - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). Together, these thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local leaders much ne... More
  • Separating the Myths from the Facts on K-12 Education Reform Legislation
    Feb 28, 2012  - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce will vote on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). Together, these thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local leaders muc... More
  • Part 2: Despite False Rhetoric, K-12 Education Reform Legislation is a Step in the Right Direction
    Feb 16, 2012  - Today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee is holding an open discussion on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). These thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local leaders m... More
  • Despite False Rhetoric, K-12 Education Reform Legislation is a Step in the Right Direction
    Feb 16, 2012  - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce is holding an open discussion on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). These thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local l... More
  • Addressing Challenges in K-12 Classrooms
    Feb 13, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans recently introduced two pieces of legislation designed to reform K-12 education law, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990) encourage a ... More
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