Members, Subcommittees & Jurisdiction
Opening Statement by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL): Hearing on H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act
Sep 13, 2017 -
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 c...
Opening Statement by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI): Hearing on H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act
Sep 13, 2017 -
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 consequenc...
Chairwoman Foxx Opening Statement: Hearing on “The Sharing Economy: Creating Opportunities for Innovation and Flexibility”
Sep 6, 2017 -
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 con...
Chairwoman Foxx Opening Statement: Markup of H.R. 2823, the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act
Jul 19, 2017 -
After decades of hard work, retirement should be a time to spend with family and grandchildren, explore new hobbies, and simply enjoy life. But today, Americans across the country are having a hard time putting enough money aside for their retirement years. It can be very challenging. Many individua...
Statement by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN): Markup of H.R. 2823, the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act
Jul 19, 2017 -
For years, the Committee on Education and the Workforce has been fighting to preserve access to affordable retirement advice. Since the Obama administration first proposed changes to the policies governing retirement advice, we’ve led oversight efforts here in Congress. As the former chairman of the...
Chairwoman Foxx Opening Statement: Hearing on “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts”
Jul 18, 2017 -
ESSA can be considered a milestone for K-12 policy because it was a monumental shift in the role states and school districts would have in the future of education. ESSA sought to achieve two specific goals for K-12 education: autonomy and accountability. States and school districts were given new in...
Rep. Todd Rokita Opening Statement: Hearing on “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs”
Jul 13, 2017 -
A child’s early development lays critical groundwork for he or she to succeed in the future. While a parent is the ultimate decider of what is best for their own child’s early development, the federal government has had a role in childcare for over 50 years. With enactment of the Head Start Act in 1...