• Thompson Statement: Hearing on Improving Our Competitiveness: Common Core Education Standards
    Dec 8, 2009  - We’re here today to take a closer look at the Common Core State Standards Initiative and how coordinated efforts to strengthen academic standards can enhance American competitiveness. The Common Core Initiative is being developed through the joint leadership of the National Governors Association Cen... More
  • A Backdoor to Card Check
    Dec 7, 2009  - Union bosses and their allies in Washington have made it clear that they want to expand their powers to grow union membership – even if it means undermining a worker’s right to a secret ballot. It is not entirely clear how they plan to accomplish this misguided priority in the face of strong biparti... More
  • You Want Jobs? “Take ‘card check’ off the table”
    Dec 4, 2009  - With much fanfare, the Obama Administration held a “jobs summit” yesterday in an all but direct acknowledgement that their massive $787 billion so-called “stimulus” package had not produced the jobs they had promised. The White House invited a friendly audience to discuss how the government can help... More
  • Kline Statement on November Jobs Report
    Dec 4, 2009  - The U.S. Department of Labor announced this morning that 11,000 jobs were lost in November, while the national unemployment rate ticked downward slightly to 10 percent. Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement: “Any re... More
  • EFCA vs. Jobs
    Dec 3, 2009  - As President Obama huddles at a White House jobs summit “packed with business leaders and economists supportive of White House policies,” it might be instructive to consider the economic consequences of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act. After all, the legislation remains a top priority for uni... More
  • Kline Statement on White House Jobs Summit
    Dec 3, 2009  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, today harshly criticized the Obama Administration’s decision to host a jobs summit while continuing to embrace job-killing policies that prevent economic recovery. The national unemployment rate currently sta... More
  • Price: Administration Remains Short on Transparency
    Dec 2, 2009  - Today, the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee held a hearing to investigate how and why certain salaried employees of the Delphi Corporation were denied their full pension benefits in the wake of the General Motors and Delphi bankruptcy. Serious questions remain unanswered abo... More