• Roe Statment: Hearing on “Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Evaluating PBGC’s Insurance Program and Financial Outlook”
    Dec 19, 2012  - Today’s hearing is our second opportunity in recent months to examine the multiemployer pension system. In June, we discussed broadly the policies governing the system and its structural challenges. Since that hearing, news reports have reminded us of the problems plaguing many pension plans and the... More
  • Committee Leaders Request Information on Health Care Law’s Employer Mandate
    Dec 18, 2012  - Dear Secretary Geithner, Secretary Solis, and Secretary Sebelius: We write to request information concerning the administration’s implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Specifically, we request clarification concerning how an employer determines the average number... More
  • Kline Renews Demand for WARN Act Information
    Dec 17, 2012  - Dear Secretary Solis: Thank you for taking the time on October 17, 2012 to discuss the committee’s ongoing oversight of the Department of Labor. As we discussed, I am concerned by the department’s pattern of untimely and inadequate response to the committee’s oversight requests. In many cases, the ... More
  • Kline Statement on Connecticut School Shooting
    Dec 14, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School: I am horrified and deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My prayers are with the victims, their fellow stu... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** PBGC Director Joshua Gotbaum to Testify on Multiemployer Pension System
    Dec 13, 2012  - WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Evaluating PBGC’s Insurance Program and Financial Outlook.” Pension ... More
  • Left Turn: Exploring the Opposition to a Worker’s Right to Choose
    Dec 12, 2012  - We have to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics. That actually leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can't all focus on coming together to grow. – President Barack Obama, 12/10/12 If the president followed his own advice, there would be less confusi... More
  • Roe Statement on November Jobs Report
    Dec 7, 2012  - U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for November: Job creation remains slow as economic uncertainty continues to weigh down the nation’s workforce. The diffic... More
  • House Republicans Continue Legal Effort to Block NLRB’s Unlawful Poster Regulation
    Dec 6, 2012  - House Republicans have filed an amicus brief in support of legal efforts to overturn the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) poster regulation. Issued by the board in August 2011, the controversial regulation requires virtually every private employer to post in the workplace a biased and vague no... More
  • ICYMI: Packing the NLRB
    Dec 4, 2012  - One hallmark of the Obama Presidency is its habit of running roughshod over Congressional prerogatives. A test of that arrogation of power comes Wednesday when the Administration has to defend its imperial treatment of recess appointments in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. We have long supported... More
  • "Most Transparent Ever"? Administration Continues to Ignore Congressional Oversight
    Dec 3, 2012  - Late last week, the Obama administration’s Department on Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly informed a Wisconsin newspaper that it would not announce the results of the Head Start re-competition process this year. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Grants were expected to be awarded i... More