• ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Explore Innovative Strategies to Curb Rising College Costs
    Nov 28, 2011  - On Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Keeping College within Reach: Discussing Ways Institutions Can Streamline Costs and Reduce Tuition.” The hearing will take place ... More
  • ICYMI: The NLRB Putsch
    Nov 25, 2011  - The NLRB Putsch The descent of the National Labor Relations Board from independent referee to a wholly owned AFL-CIO subsidiary is speeding up. Now its two Democratic appointees are attempting to ram through a new rule requiring quickie organizing elections, with barely any notice and little consul... More
  • Kline Statement on NLRB’s Ambush Union Election Proposal
    Nov 23, 2011  - House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to new developments surrounding the National Labor Relations Board ambush election scheme: “The state of dysfunction at the National Labor Relations Board is simply unprecedented. This is no way t... More
  • ICYMI: NLRB biasis a menace to business
    Nov 21, 2011  - By Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) When so many of our fellow citizens are looking for work and America is competing against other countries to land businesses, the National Labor Relations Board continues to pursue an activist, politically motivated agenda thwarting economic recovery and continuing to plac... More
  • NLRB Expedites Action on Ambush Elections
    Nov 18, 2011  - House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced plans to hold a vote November 30 on controversial changes to the rules governing union elections: "This announcement confirms what we’ve suspected all... More
  • House Republicans Defend Commonsense Workforce Protections
    Nov 18, 2011  - Today, the House of Representatives held a procedural debate on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, legislation that will defend employers’ free speech and workers’ free choice. This commonsense bill will restore long-standing workforce protections and prevent the activist National Labor Relat... More
  • H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
    Nov 18, 2011  - On October 5, 2011, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) introduced H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, which will protect employer's free speech and worker's free choice. On November 30, 2011, the bill was approved by the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 235 to 188. Backgro... More
  • Committee Requests Information on DOL Proposals to Amend Definition of "Fiduciary"
    Nov 18, 2011  - Dear Assistant Secretary Borzi: On July 26, 2011, you testified before the House Education and the Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions ("HELP Subcommittee") at a hearing entitled: Redefining "Fiduciary": Assessing the Impact of the Labor Department's Propos... More
  • Subcommittee Discusses Boosting Student Achievement through Effective Research
    Nov 16, 2011  - Today, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), held a hearing entitled “Education Research: Identifying Effective Programs to Support Students and Teachers.” Under the Education Sciences Reform Act, the federal government suppor... More
  • House Republicans Join Effort to Strike Down NLRB’s Unlawful Poster Regulation
    Nov 16, 2011  - Thirty-six House Republicans have filed an amicus brief in support of legal efforts to overturn an unlawful National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regulation. The controversial regulation requires every employer under the board’s jurisdiction to post in the workplace a biased and vague notice of empl... More