Foxx, Thompson Statement on Senate CTE Developments

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA), made the following joint statement after the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee announced it will consider Career and Technical Education legislation next week: “We welcome the news that the Senate HELP Committee will consider CTE legislation next week. It’s been over a year since the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Strengthening Career...

Opening Statement of Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), Chairman, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I would like to thank members of the subcommittee and our witnesses for being here today as we examine important and timely topics – current trends in the U.S. labor market, their benefits for American workers, and a review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) labor market economic information and methodologies. On the first of June, BLS released its May 2018 Employment Situation Report, which detailed the most recent data on U.S. em...

Foxx Statement on Proposed New Department of Education and the Workforce

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced a reorganization plan for the executive branch that includes a proposed merger of the Departments of Education and Labor into a new Department of Education and the Workforce: “The federal government is long overdue for a serious overhaul. The proposed Department of Education and the Workforce is recognition of the clear relationship betw...

Subcommittee Examines Growth in the American Workforce

Today, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing to examine current positive trends in the U.S. labor market, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) labor market economic information and methodologies. “Today’s hearing presents an opportunity to delve into BLS’s most recent information on the U.S. labor market, its recently published data on workers engaging in contingent and alternative forms of ...

Opening Statement of Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Chairman,

Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing on occupational licensing. I would like to thank members of the subcommittee and our witnesses for being here today as we discuss licensing and ways that we can encourage states to lift barriers to economic mobility and growth. Occupational licensing plays an important role in protecting consumers and ensuring high-quality service. In many cases, it makes sense that a professional would be credentialed to operate, like in the case of a do...

Subcommittee Discusses the Government’s Role in Occupational Licensing

Today, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), held a hearing to review occupational licensing and its effects on economic growth. “Occupational licensing plays an important role in protecting consumers and ensuring high-quality service,” Chairman Guthrie said in his opening statement. “In many cases, it makes sense that a professional would be credentialed to operate, like in the case of a doctor performing surgery or a pilot flying ...

THIS WEEK: Subcommittee Hearing on Occupational Licensing and Subcommittee Hearing on Growth, Opportunity, and Change in the U.S. Labor Market and the American Workforce

On Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development will hold a hearing on “Occupational Licensing: Reducing Barriers to Economic Mobility and Growth.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will explore the prevalence of occupational licensing, its effects on economic growth and upward mobility, and what is being done to address the issue within states and across state lines. Witnesses Mr. Bryan ...

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