• Kline and Walberg Statement on DOL Regulatory Action under the FLSA
    Dec 15, 2011  - U.S. House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement after the Department of Labor proposed expanding the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to home care providers... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Rep. Foxx Champions Effort to Streamline Workforce Development Programs
    Dec 14, 2011  - Republicans on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce are taking action to improve the nation’s workforce investment system. Last week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the Streamlining Workforce Development Programs Act (H.R. 3610). The legislation strengthens job training support f... More
  • NLRB to Job Creators: Seek Opportunity Elsewhere
    Dec 12, 2011  - Last week, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sent another signal to America’s job creators that it’s better to do business somewhere else. For nine months, the NLRB accused The Boeing Company of breaking the law when it decided to build airplanes in South Carolina. As punishment, the N... More
  • Kline Statement on NLRB Decision to Withdraw Boeing Complaint
    Dec 9, 2011  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board announced it will withdraw its complaint against The Boeing Company: "Today’s decision confirms the NLRB’s action against Boeing was nothing more tha... More
  • Republicans Continue Efforts to Improve Workforce Training
    Dec 8, 2011  - Today, members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced two additional proposals to reform the nation’s workforce investment system. The federal government currently administers at least 47 separate job training and employment programs, representing an annual taxpayer investm... More
  • H.R. 3610, the Streamlining Workforce Development Programs Act
    Dec 8, 2011  - THE PROBLEM: The nation's workforce development system, authorized under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, is a confusing maze of programs. A 2011 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report identified 47 separate federal job training programs costing taxpayers $18 billion annually. Mos... More
  • H.R. 3611, the Local Job Opportunities and Business Success (JOBS) Act
    Dec 8, 2011  - THE PROBLEM: Access to effective job training opportunities and employment services is critical to building a more competitive workforce. Unfortunately, the nation’s workforce investment system is failing to meet the needs of today’s workers and employers. Federal requirements have left local workf... More