• OSHA’s Volks Rule: “An Extreme Abuse of Authority”
    Mar 1, 2017  - Worker safety has long been a national priority. But, finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Volks” rule does nothing to advance this priority. Rather than improve enforcement of existing safety standards or collaborate ... More
  • Overturning OSHA's Unlawful Power Grab
    Feb 21, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Protecting America’s workers from injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace is an important national priority. That’s why Republicans have repeatedly called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to collaborate with employers, independent safety experts, a... More
  • Byrne Moves to Overturn OSHA’s Unlawful Power Grab
    Feb 21, 2017  - Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, today introduced a resolution of disapproval (H. J. Res 83) under the Congressional Review Act to overturn an unlawful power grab by the Obama administration and reject a failed approach to workplace safety. The resolu... More
  • Don't Just Take Our Word For It
    Feb 2, 2017  - All workers deserve strong protections, and for decades, a system has been in place to ensure employers conducting business with the federal government are held to high standards. Unfortunately, rather than ensuring this system works efficiently, the Obama administration concocted a harmful regulato... More
  • A Surprising Admission From an Unlikely Source
    Nov 3, 2016  - Well, this is very interesting. A federal judge recently blocked enforcement of the Obama administration’s fatally flawed blacklisting rule. At the time, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee, said: The administration has spent significant time and taxpayer re... More
  • Committee Renews Demand for Information on OSHA Joint Employer Proposal
    Oct 26, 2016  - As part of a year-long oversight investigation, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez calling on the Department of Labor (DOL) to comply with repeat... More
  • Kline Statement on Judicial Decision Blocking the Administration’s Blacklisting Rule
    Oct 25, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to a United States District Court preliminary injunction halting implementation of the administration’s “blacklisting” rule involving government contractors: "This... More