Five Ways We’ve Made America Better: Providing health care options to millions of small business employees across America

This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce is reflecting on five ways we’ve made America better in the 115th Congress. One of those ways is by expanding health care options through association health plans (AHPs). The good news: it’s working. On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that built on House Republican efforts to provide health care options to millions of small business employees across America. Employers play an important role in providing America’s ...

Five Ways We've Made America Better

This week, we’re taking a look back at five ways we’ve made America better during the 115th Congress. During the 115th Congress, Education and Workforce Committee Republicans worked hard on solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the country. These solutions have been varied and diverse because the American people’s needs are varied and diverse. But one of the committee’s most important accomplishments this Congress was delivering regulatory relief through the Congressional Review Ac...

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...

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