Statement by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) | Subcommittee Hearing on The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces

Good morning, and thank you Chairman Walberg for beginning today’s joint subcommittee hearing. I’m pleased to be joining our witnesses and members of both subcommittees as we continue the discussion on the impact the opioid epidemic is having on American communities and workplaces. The alarming increase in the abuse and misuse of opioids is a matter of great national concern, and I am pleased that Congress and the private sector are having these discussions and actively looking for ways to rever...

Opening Statement by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) | Subcommittee Hearing on The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces

Good morning, and welcome to today’s joint subcommittee hearing with the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us for this important discussion on how the opioid epidemic is impacting workplaces, workers, and families cross this country. The tragic opioid epidemic has unfortunately become a major part of our national conversation, and a problem that we must understand and address. Too many Americans – from all walks of life and from all parts of the c...

Joint Subcommittee Hearing Examines the Impacts of Opioids in the Workplace

The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) held a joint hearing today on how the opioid epidemic is affecting workplaces, communities, and the lives of working Americans across the country. “Too many Americans – from all walks of life and from all parts of the country – are facing the terrifying realities of opioid abuse, and far too many are dying from opioid mi...

Opening Statement by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) | Subcommittee Hearing on Examining the Government’s Management of Native American Schools

Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I’d like to thank our witness, Mr. Tony Dearman, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education, and our members for joining today’s important discussion regarding the government’s management of Native American schools. Under the Department of Interior, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is tasked with providing Native American children with a high-quality education that upholds their tribes’ traditions and culture. Over 47,000 students in...

Subcommittee Discusses Native American Education and Accountability

Today, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing on “Examining the Government’s Management of Native American Schools.” “Under the Department of Interior, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is tasked with providing Native American children with a high-quality education that upholds their tribes’ traditions and culture,” said Chairman Rokita. “Over 47,000 students in 183 elementary and secondary schools depend on...

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PROSPER Featured on C-SPAN's Newsmakers

PROSPER Featured on C-SPAN's Newsmakers Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) recently sat down with reporters on C-SPAN's Newsmakers to discuss the PROSPER Act. Foxx spoke about reforming the Higher Education Act and how institutions can better serve students and the community. To watch the entire show, click here. Simplifying student aid provides an easier path for students to know their options and choose what is best for them. "We have simplified [student aid]. I have heard since I have been in W...

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