• Will Democrats Go All-In on EFCA?
    Dec 14, 2009  - The clock is winding down on the Obama Administration’s first year in office, and they have yet to pass the infamous Employee Free Choice Act – a measure that has proven unpopular with the American public, but that remains a top priority of the Administration’s staunch cheerleaders (not to mention f... More
  • Who’s Doing the Scaring?
    Dec 11, 2009  - Earlier this week, President Obama unveiled a unique approach to economic recovery – accuse political foes of “scaring” away the jobs and look to the power of positive thinking to bring them back. “Today's meeting with Congressional leadership at the White House was intended to be a demonstration of... More
  • Republicans Unveil Job Training Reform Package
    Dec 11, 2009  - Led by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Republicans on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee have introduced the Workforce Investment Improvement Act (H.R. 4271), a bill to strengthen job training opportunities for workers and job seekers. Their legislation renew... More
  • Kline Letter to Chairman George Miller
    Dec 11, 2009  - Dear Chairman Miller: In recent months I have grown increasingly concerned by reports that Department of Education officials are improperly using taxpayer resources to advocate for the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan program. House and Senate Democrats have ... More
  • Kline Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education
    Dec 11, 2009  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Three days ago, the Office of Management and Budget published the Open Government Initiative, which OMB Director Peter Orzag pledged “will help to make government more open, transparent, and accountable to bridge the gap between the American people and their government.” In f... More
  • EFCA Would Hinder Workplace Innovation
    Dec 10, 2009  - Americans know how to pull together during tough times to help out a neighbor in need. Just look to the Wyoming school district of West Michigan. Hearing that some of their co-workers would be laid off due to a lack of funds, several of the school district’s employees offered to take a cut to their ... More
  • Kline Repeats Calls for Removal of Controversial ‘Safe Schools Czar’
    Dec 10, 2009  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, today repeated his call for the Obama Administration to immediately remove Kevin Jennings from his post as the top politically appointed official responsible for keeping America’s schools safe and drug free. ... More
  • EFCA: Down But Not Out
    Dec 9, 2009  - As President Obama and Democrats try to spend their way out of this recession,they are ignoring the consequences of their job-killing agenda, including the uncertainty it fosters in an already troubled economy. In a blog post for FOXBusiness, Brian Sullivan reports on signs the Administration may be... More
  • Union Elections & Worker Choice
    Dec 8, 2009  - Supporters of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act have argued in favor of scrapping current workplace election rules in order to give – as their bill name implies – a “choice” to workers. Given that the public sign-up process known as “card check” is notorious for subjecting workers to the threat... More
  • States and Schools Need Flexibility to Foster Innovation
    Dec 8, 2009  - The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing today on the Common Core State Standards Initiative being developed by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). While there is bipartisan support for voluntary, ri... More