• Foxx, Walberg Call on NLRB General Counsel to Abandon Partisan Agenda
    Feb 2, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today called on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin to abandon his part... More
  • A Federal Judge’s Point of View on the Blacklisting Rule
    Feb 1, 2017  - This week, the House will take an important step toward protecting workers, small businesses, and taxpayers from the harmful consequences of the Obama administration’s “blacklisting” rule. Republicans have warned for some time that the rule is fundamentally flawed and unnecessary because a system is... More
  • Foxx: Time for New Leadership and a New Direction at the Labor Department
    Dec 20, 2016  - Time for New Leadership and a New Direction at the Labor Department By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), incoming-chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce In the new year, a new secretary will take the helm of the Department of Labor. Working families and small business owners face toug... More
  • Leadership & Results Part 5: Fighting for the Rights of Workers and Employers
    Dec 5, 2016  - Under the leadership of Chairman John Kline (R-MN), the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has been working hard on behalf of students, small business owners, teachers, and working families. And by improving education, retirement, job training, and more, the committee has delivered impre... 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
  • Federal Judge Reaffirms What We’ve Been Saying All Along
    Oct 31, 2016  - It’s only been a month since the Obama administration finalized a flawed and redundant blacklisting rule. Republicans have repeatedly raised concerns that this executive overreach would strip employers of due process rights and make the current system—which is designed to protect workers—unworkable.... 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