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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • A Better Approach to K-12 Education
    Jun 27, 2013  - Decades of growing federal intrusion in America’s elementary and secondary schools has failed to significantly improve student achievement. Nearly half of our elementary school children are below grade level in reading and math, and far too many high school students graduate without the skills they ... More
  • Shrinking Washington's Role in Our Schools
    Jun 26, 2013  - America’s education system faces serious challenges, and the federal law governing K-12 classrooms is overdue for reform. But instead of working with Congress to rewrite the law, the Obama administration is using conditional waivers and pet grant programs to compel states to adopt the president’s pr... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Student Success Act
    Jun 19, 2013  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is marking up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. Despite critics’ best attempts to dismiss this responsible proposal, committee Republicans know H.R. 5 is an important step forward for students,... More
  • Getting Politicians out of the Business of Setting Student Loan Interest Rate
    May 14, 2013  - Unless a long-term solution is enacted, millions of student loan borrowers will see their interest rates double on July 1, 2013. To prevent this interest rate cliff, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training ... More
  • Headlines Highlight Republican Effort to Provide Working Families More Flexibility
    May 10, 2013  - This week the House of Representatives approved this week the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), a commonsense proposal that will help more Americans balance family and work. This legislation will allow private-sector employers to offer workers the choice to accrue paid time off o... More
  • What They're Saying: Employers Support Enhanced Workplace Flexibility
    May 8, 2013  - Organizations representing the nation’s job creators are voicing support for the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), legislation that would allow private-sector employers to offer employees the option of accruing paid time off or ‘comp time' for overtime hours worked. As detailed i... 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
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