Foxx Praises Advancement of Committee Initiatives in Appropriations Legislation

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018: "One of the central roles of Congress is to subject the vast federal bureaucracy to congressional oversight, and decide which programs are effective and which are wasteful. “Through the appropriations process, the House advanced several policy priorities of the Committee on Education and...

Opening Statement by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL): Hearing on H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act

To most Americans, the question over who their employer is seems to be an obvious answer. It’s the person who hired them, the one who signs their paycheck. As a former labor attorney, I can tell you it used to be very clear in legal terms how you become someone’s employer. But that’s no longer the case since the National Labor Relations Board stepped in. Many people would be shocked to find out that some company they’ve had zero contact with is also considered their employer, in addition to the ...

Opening Statement by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI): Hearing on H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act

This committee has been fighting to roll back the extreme joint employer scheme since it first took effect, and for good reason. It’s a threat to jobs, entrepreneurship, and local employers across the country. We know this new joint employer standard has led to a whole host of real-world consequences, because that’s exactly what we’ve heard from business owners and their employees in each of our districts and before this committee. We’ve all heard the voices of local job creators who fear they ...

Witnesses Urge Congress to Pass Save Local Business Act

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a joint legislative hearing to examine H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. “To most Americans, the question over who their employer is seems to be an obvious answer. It’s the person who hired them, the one who signs their paycheck,” Chairman Byrne said. “As a former labor attorney, I can tell you it us...

ICYMI: Foxx Celebrates 25 Years of Charter Schools

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce spoke on the House floor to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the nation’s first charter school, and praised the hope an opportunity charter schools across the country provide for students and families. Click here to watch. “Mr. Speaker, twenty-five years ago something monumental occurred for students and families who were seeking a new way to pursue a high-quality education. “Twenty-five year...

THIS WEEK: Hearing on Joint Employer Legislation

On Wednesday, September 13, at 10 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions will hold a joint legislative hearing on H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Introduced by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), the Save Local Business Act would roll back the Obama-era joint employer scheme and reestablish the commonsense understanding of what it means to be an employ...

Chairwoman Foxx Opening Statement: Hearing on “The Sharing Economy: Creating Opportunities for Innovation and Flexibility”

America has always led the world in innovation and technology. It’s the ingenuity of the American people that has helped create the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. That same ingenuity is what led to the rise of the sharing economy, which is changing the way we live, work, and connect. The growth of the sharing economy may be relatively recent. But the idea behind it really isn’t a new concept. For quite some time, people have exchanged goods and services, or shared their skil...

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