National Apprenticeship Week: “... a viable and valuable path for American Workers."

Here at the Committee on Education and the Workforce, we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. Watch what Chairwoman Foxx had to say about the historic progress we have made this Congress strengthening the workforce and connecting students with the skills they need to build a successful life. Click here to watch the video online. Remarks as delivered: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is National Apprenticeship Week and a good time to celebrate the renewed attention that apprenticeships have...

Foxx Statement on the White House's Pledge to the American Worker

To watch online, click here. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement after President Trump’s White House event honoring America’s workers: "The Pledge to the American Worker, shared by the administration, Congress, and leaders from businesses small and large from across the country, is producing real results. The economy is booming, unemployment is at near-historic lows, and America’s families and workers have...

ICYMI: U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 1969

By Eric Morath and Harriet Torry — Friday, October 5, 2018 The unemployment rate fell in September to the lowest level since the Vietnam War while hiring cooled slightly, the latest signs of an extremely tight labor market. The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% from 3.9% in August, the lowest rate since December 1969, the Labor Department said Friday. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 134,000 in September, the smallest gain in a year and a possible sign employers are starting to str...

Missing and Exploited Children: What We Know and How We're Helping

Last week, the House of Representatives approved S. 3354, the last step in our efforts to modernize and reauthorize the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (MCAA). This legislation, which was enacted in 1984 and last reauthorized in 2013, coordinates federal efforts to prevent the abduction and sexual exploitation of children. The programs and services of MCAA operate out of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the Department of Justice. The following facts and figures ...

Committee Members Urge NLRB to Continue Positive Reforms

Members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce today sent a letter to Chairman John Ring of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lauding the Board’s work to restore a commonsense application of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in its recent rulings. The letter noted how under the Obama administration, the NLRB imposed heavy and costly regulatory burdens on local businesses and job creators. Republican Members of the Committee praised the new Board’s ongoing efforts to reesta...

House Approves Update to Missing Children’s Assistance Act

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved S. 3354, the Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 2018: “Every child is precious. Until we live in a world where no child is afraid, we must stay vigilant to do everything we can to keep every child safe. I am proud that Members of the Education and Workforce Committee, from both sides of the aisle, have shown such a passionate commit...

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