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5 Ways the Flawed Overtime Rule Will Do More Harm Than Good

The Department of Labor has released a controversial new rule doubling the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime—a drastic change that President Obama is touting as a “win for working families.” When the White House claims a new regulatory scheme will be a “win” for workers—watch out. We’ve seen this sales pitch before, and it usually means they are about to hurt the very people they claim to help. That is certainly the case when it comes to the department’s flawed overtime...

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Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Demanding Accountability at the Corporation for National and Community Service”

The Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS, is in charge of overseeing the community service activities of more than eight different federal programs and initiatives. For the current fiscal year, CNCS received more than $1 billion to carry out these programs, one of which is the AmeriCorps program. As the head of the corporation, Ms. Spencer, you have a responsibility to ensure the federal funds you receive—which is no small sum—are being spent in full compliance with federal la...

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Hearings Examining the Misuse of AmeriCorps Funds, OSHA Recordkeeping Standards

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will meet this week to examine the activities of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as well as to discuss ways to promote safe workplaces through effective and responsible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping standards. Both hearings will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, ch...

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Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): We Need School Lunch Reforms

As a country, we have long worked to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to achieve success. A quality education is one of the best paths to a brighter future, but students cannot learn and succeed in class if they are hungry or lack proper nutrition. That’s why ensuring all kids have access to nutritious meals has long been a national priority, and why I am leading an effort in Congress to help do just that. For years, a number of programs have helped states, schools and other ins...

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