• 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
  • Kline Requests Details on NLRB Response to IG Findings of Prohibited Communications
    Nov 29, 2012  - Dear Chairman Pearce and Acting General Counsel Solomon: On November 19, in response to my inquiry, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of Inspector General (IG) issued a memorandum, attached, stating that “certain statements in e-mail messages from personnel in the Division of Advic... More
  • Kline Statement on Review of Proposed Changes to Federal Workers’ Compensation Program
    Nov 26, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two reports examining the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA): The G... More
  • ICYMI: What's Next for Head Start?
    Nov 16, 2012  - Each year, the federal government spends more than seven billion dollars on Head Start, a program designed to help low-income children prepare for success in school and in life. In an effort to ensure the program is working for families and taxpayers, congressional leaders in the House and Senate h... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Claims Processing Efficiency Under Davis-Bacon Act
    Nov 13, 2012  - The House of Representatives today approved the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (H.R. 6371), legislation that moves responsibility for wage claims adjustments for workers employed by federal contractors from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Depart... More