Foxx, Walberg Statement on Nomination of John Ring to National Labor Relations Board

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House 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 announced the nomination of John Ring to fill a vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “The National Labor Relations Board needs strong, experienced, and objective leaders who will make the protection of workers and job creators, n...

Holding Job Corps to a Higher Standard of Accountability

The Job Corps program has the potential to offer a lifeline to disadvantaged youth, and can be instrumental in helping them become responsible and employable members of the workforce. The program was created to encourage civic engagement, and many past students have been able to use their Job Corps experience as a launching pad to a fulfilling life and career. However, though its purpose is powerful, it is no secret that the Job Corps program has been plagued by systemic mismanagement and lapses...

Foxx and Walberg Praise Passage of Legislation to Protect Sovereign Rights of Native American Businesses and Workers

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House 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 statement after the adoption of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act within legislation passed by the House of Representatives: “This is a long overdue solution to protecting the rights of Native Americans, and respecting their laws the same as state and local governments. The bureaucrati...

ICYMI: Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think

Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think By Melissa Korn and Kathryn Tam Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Republicans on Capitol Hill are advocating a fundamental rethink of higher education, pushing for more vocational programs and shorter pathways to credentials. With a House bill aimed at rewriting the 52-year-old Higher Education Act introduced late last year and a Senate version expected in the spring, lawmakers have helped fuel a national discussion over who should be on the path ...

The National Labor Relations Board Starting Off on the Right Foot in 2018

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency intended to protect the rights of workers, but over the course of the Obama administration, the NLRB handed down many extreme and partisan rulings that harmed American workers and small businesses. Unions were emboldened, while job creation was stifled by the radical policies created by the activist Board. To provide job creators and their employees the regulatory relief they need in the new year, the new Republican major...

Foxx and Walberg Applaud Expansion of Access to Healthcare for Families and Small Businesses

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House 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 statement following the announcement of the Department of Labor’s proposed rule on the expansion of association health plans (AHPs): “The Committee on Education and the Workforce has led the way to replace Obamacare with fair, workable and high-quality health care coverage options and...

ICYMI: Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students

Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students By Melissa Korn and Douglas Belkin The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Education Act in 1965, about one in four students were adults. Today, nearly 40% of college students are 25 or older. The bill proposed by Republicans earlier this month aims to better align academic pro...

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