THIS WEEK: Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Cybersecurity Workforce Development

On October 24 at 2 p.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will hold a joint hearing on "Public-Private Solutions to Educating a Cyber Workforce". The hearing will take place in room 210 of the House Capitol Visitor's Center. The joint subcommittee hearing will examine best practices for cybersecurity workforce development to narrow the gap of qualified cybersecurity professio...

A Real Plan for Higher Wages

After years of slow wage growth, how can we turn things around for America’s workers? The answer isn’t more mandates and big-government policies. That’s what we got during eight years of the Obama administration, and the results weren’t good for anybody. Douglas Holtz Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office and president of the American Action Forum recently wrote: “The middle class has been especially hard hit. The latest U.S. Census report on household income was greeted with...

5 Reasons Small Businesses Need Association Health Plans

This week, Chairwoman Foxx joined President Trump at the White House as he signed an executive order to allow small businesses to join together through association health plans (AHPs). House Republicans have been fighting for this type of free-market reform for years. In fact, the Committee on Education and the Workforce advanced and the House passed legislation earlier this year to expand access to affordable health care for small business employees through AHPs. The President’s action is certa...

Foxx, Walberg Respond to President’s Health Care Executive Order

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement after President Trump signed an executive order to help expand affordable health care options for small businesses and their employees: “America’s small businesses and the millions of workers they employ are in desperate need of more affordable health care options. That’s w...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation

The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta Secretary U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington , DC 20210 Dear Secretary Acosta: The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which passed in 2014, made important reforms to our nation's workforce development system. These reforms make the workforce development system more responsive to the needs of both employers and job seekers. Our workforce development system will only be effective in helping Americans find good ...

ICYMI: How Congress Can Help Your Favorite Local Restaurants

How Congress can help your favorite local restaurants By Chris Duggan San Diego is transforming into more than America’s Finest City. It’s becoming a culinary hot spot. Previously known for its fish tacos and oceanside cuisine, creative chefs from across the United States and even Mexico are filling the city with everything from exotic flavors to good old American barbecue. Foodies from all over are packing into our local eateries to check out the hype. Unfortunately for our booming food indust...

ICYMI: Foxx, Roe Fiduciary Op-Ed

Obama's fiduciary rule is already hurting small savers. Here's how to roll it back By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) Saving for retirement is a difficult challenge for Americans across the country. By one estimate, there are nearly 40 million working families who haven't saved a dime for retirement. It's clear the last thing Washington should do is create new barriers to the financial security Americans need when they retire. That's why it's so mind-boggling that the O...

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