Congress Completes Work on Landmark Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN), released the following statements upon the final passage of H.R. 6964, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act: "Today’s passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act is a major victory for America’s youth," Chairwoman Foxx said. "With these reforms, we can meet young people right where they are, m...

POSTPONED: Subcommittee Hearing on Mandating a $15 Minimum Wage

POSTPONED: Mandating a $15 Minimum Wage: Consequences for Workers and Small Businesses POSTPONED Wednesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. , the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will hold a hearing on "Mandating a $15 Minimum Wage: Consequences for Workers and Small Businesses.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Witnesses Ms. Simone Barron Seattle, WA Dr. Joseph J. Sabia Professor of Economics San Diego State University San Diego, CA Mr. Larry Stottle...

The numbers are in on college completion

Christmas came early for those of you who’ve been waiting for more data on college completion rates. The Department of Education just released a preliminary report that tells us what we already know: we have a national college completion problem. We’ve worked hard to encourage access and enrollment at postsecondary institutions – and more Americans than ever are attending school – but once students arrive, many leave before attaining their degree or take far longer to graduate than they should. ...

Foxx to Lead Committee Republicans in the 116th Congress

Click here to watch the video online. Today, the House Republican Conference approved Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to lead Committee on Education and the Workforce Republicans in the 116th Congress. Upon the announcement, Chairwoman Foxx released the following statement: "The question on everyone’s mind used to be: ‘Where are the jobs?’ Today we have 7 million job opportunities waiting for workers to fill them. We have 4.5 million more jobs than we had two years ago, and a quarter of a million mor...

Association Health Plans: "...a viable option for businesses and their employees."

Click here to watch the video online. Remarks as delivered: "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share some good news with the House. Over a year and a half ago, we passed the Small Business Health Fairness Act. Small businesses were hit hard by flawed mandates, soaring costs, and limited choices under Obamacare. The Education and Workforce Committee worked hard to produce the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which expanded health care options and lowered costs for working families by encouraging s...

ICYMI: Tens of thousands of minors will spend the holidays in a detention facility — Congress can help them

By Nila Bala & Naomi Smoot — Monday, November 26, 2018 Across the country, nearly 45,000 young people are spending tonight in a detention facility. In some states, records show children as young as 8 are ordered to serve time in youth jails for behaviors as minor as missing school, running away from home, and being out past curfew. While the number of young people who are locked away in our country has decreased dramatically in recent years, far too many children and youth remain unnecessarily ...

ICYMI: NC restaurant and lodging group offers health insurance to hospitality businesses with between 2 and 99 full-time employees

By Richard Craver — Thursday, November 20, 2018 The N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association said Tuesday it will offer the state's first association health plan. The association's benefit trust will be available to hotels, restaurants, country clubs, bars and other small hospitality businesses with between two and 99 full-time employees. How much the plan would cost employees was unclear. Association members have to request a quote for themselves and their employees, and rates are based on a vari...

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