• ICYMI: House Republicans got this right
    Dec 8, 2017  - House Republicans got this right: Colleges should tell students how much bang their buck will buy By Anthony Carnevale Everything about college is based on the institution, not about what students are actually studying. We apply to colleges, not programs. We focus on a college’s prestige, a superfi... More
  • The PROSPER Act: What People Are Saying
    Dec 7, 2017  - We got one large step closer to real, meaningful higher education reform last Friday with the introduction of HR 4508, the PROSPER Act. The PROSPER Act is the result of years of hearings, meetings, member discussions, and first-hand accounts shared with members of the Education and Workforce Committ... More
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) | Hearing on Workplace Leave Policies
    Dec 6, 2017  - This century has a vastly different business landscape than the last. From the advent of the gig economy to the demand for telework and other work-life policies that address employees’ needs, “business as usual” just doesn’t work for working families anymore. In response, many employers have impleme... More
  • Subcommittee Examines Trending Paid Leave and Flexible Work Policies
    Dec 6, 2017  - Today, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing on “Workplace Leave Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Working Families.” At the outset of the hearing, Chairman Walberg articulated the timeliness of this hear... More
  • Everyone’s Saying It: Higher Education is not serving the economy—Jobs Edition
    Dec 5, 2017  - Last week, the Education and Workforce Committee introduced the PROSPER Act — the much-needed reform of the Higher Education Act. It’s a big bill with a lot of great ideas, but one of the reasons it’s been introduced now is simple: there are six million unfilled jobs in this country. A postsecondary... More
  • THIS WEEK: Subcommittee Hearing on Workplace Leave Policies
    Dec 4, 2017  - On Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing on "Workplace Leave Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Working Families." The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The s... More
  • PROSPER Act Introduced in the House
    Dec 1, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development subcommittee, released the following statement upon the introduction of H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, S... More