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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Messer Statement: Hearing on “The Effects of the President’s Health Care Law on Indiana’s Classrooms and Workplaces”
    Sep 4, 2014  - Congress needs to hear directly from those who have been forced to make difficult decisions as a result of the law’s employer mandate, which requires employers to provide expensive government-approved health insurance or face steep fines if they don’t. Put simply, the Federal government should not b... More
  • Congress Coming to Greenfield
    Sep 2, 2014  - The open enrollment period for insurance plans mandated by the Affordable Care Act is just months away. For most Hoosiers, that means a bigger bite out of their monthly budgets next year. Health insurance premiums in Indiana will go up an average of 13% in 2015 according to a study conducted by the... More
  • Unemployed by ObamaCare
    Aug 22, 2014  - The president’s policies are hurting working families, and a leading culprit is the fatally flawed health care law. In September, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) will hold a field hearing in Indiana to examine ObamaCare's impact on schools and workplace... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Roe to Hold Indiana Field Hearing on Health Care Challenges Facing Schools and Workplaces
    Aug 21, 2014  - On Thursday, September 4, at 10:00 a.m., Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) will hold a field hearing entitled, “The Effects of the President’s Health Care Law on Indiana’s Classrooms and Workplaces.” The hearing will take place at Greenfield City Hall, ... More
  • Kline, Alexander Call for GAO Study on Education Department’s Waiver Requirements
    Aug 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), senior Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today requested a study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Department of Education’s Elemen... More
  • NLRB’s Latest Assault on America’s Workplaces
    Aug 1, 2014  - One has to ask what exactly the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has against America’s workplaces. In recent years, the NLRB has restricted workers’ access to the secret ballot, advanced a rule that would stifle employer free speech and cripple worker free choice, and tried to dictate whe... More
  • Advancing Reforms for Students, Vulnerable Youth, and Working Families
    Jul 31, 2014  - With difficult challenges facing the country, the Education and the Workforce Committee is advancing bold reforms that will help improve the lives of students, vulnerable youth, and working families. With Congress set to adjourn for the August district work period, now is a good time to take a look ... More
  • Kline Statement on NLRB Joint Employer Decision
    Jul 29, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin determined McDonald’s Corp. and its franchisees are “joint employers”: This decision is detached from reality. While the board is... More
  • House Advances Bipartisan Legislation to Support Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking
    Jul 25, 2014  - The House of Representatives today approved the final bill in a series of legislative reforms aimed at strengthening support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. The proposed bills would improve identification and assessment of child sex trafficking victims and enhance existing services for... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jul 24, 2014  - Every family knows the cost of pursuing a higher education is out of control. It’s felt intensely each and every day by countless Americans; by parents who worry how they will put their kids through college; by students who fear they will be left with a pile of debt and no job prospects; by working ... More
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