Members, Subcommittees & Jurisdiction
Opening Statement by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) | Subcommittee Hearing on MSHA Policies and Priorities
Feb 6, 2018 -
Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I’d like to thank our witness, David Zatezalo, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and our members for joining today’s important discussion regarding the policies and priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Saf...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Promoting Safe Workplaces Through Effective and Responsible Recordkeeping Standards"
May 25, 2016 -
There are many issues under our jurisdiction that touch workplaces across the country. One of the more important issues is employee health and safety. This is a challenging issue that directly impacts the lives of America’s workers and their families, and one that demands thoughtful and meaningful s...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “Reviewing Recent Changes to OSHA’s Silica Standards”
Apr 19, 2016 -
We’re here today because we all agree that hardworking men and women should be able to earn a paycheck without risking a serious injury or being exposed to a deadly disease. And every family deserves the peace of mind that their loved ones are safe on the job. We also agree that federal policies pla...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “How the Administration's Regulatory Onslaught Is Affecting Workers and Job Creators"
Dec 9, 2015 -
The end of the year is an important time to reflect on what has been accomplished and what work remains to be done. As members of the Education and the Workforce Committee, this is especially important as we consider the significant challenges many workers continue to face. Recent months have shown ...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “Protecting America’s Workers: Reviewing Mine Safety Policies with Stakeholders”
Oct 21, 2015 -
Each day men and women across the country work hard to earn a living and provide for their families. They deserve the security and peace of mind that come from knowing their workplaces are safe and effective policies are in place to protect them. That’s true whether an individual works at a desk, be...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process"
Feb 4, 2014 -
In recent weeks there has been a great deal of discussion about the use of executive power. President Obama promised in his State of the Union address to go around Congress when necessary to advance his own agenda. The president’s remarks fit a pattern we’re all too familiar with under this administ...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Promoting Workplace Safety Through Voluntary Protection Programs"
Jun 28, 2012 -
Today we will discuss what has become an important model for workplace safety enforcement. Approximately 1,500 inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) work each day to enforce our nation’s health and safety standards. In an economy as vast and dynamic as ours, it is ...