• THIS WEEK: Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Opioids
    Nov 6, 2017  - On November 8 at 10:30 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development will hold a joint subcommittee hearing on "Close to Home: How Opioids are Impacting Communities". The hearing will take place in ro... More
  • Close to Home: How opioids are impacting families, communities, and the economy
    Nov 3, 2017  - Last month, President Trump declared opioid abuse and addiction to be a nationwide public health emergency, and called for Congress and the administration to act on the issue that impacts over 11 million Americans. The opioid epidemic has inflicted suffering and loss on thousands of victims and thei... More
  • What’s Not Helping Close the Skills Gap: Joint Employer Confusion
    Nov 2, 2017  - With more than six million jobs unfilled, addressing our nation’s skills gap is key to empowering more Americans to succeed in the workforce. That’s why promoting skills-based education — including apprenticeship programs — is a leading priority for Congress and the administration. Unfortunately, on... More
  • Foxx Praises Introduction of Comprehensive Tax Reform Legislation
    Nov 2, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—historic legislation to reform America’s tax code: “Americans have needed relief from burdensome taxes and stagnant wages for a long ... More
  • ICYMI: Restore common sense to the workplace
    Oct 31, 2017  - By Randy Johnson and Glenn Spencer In Missouri and beyond, businesses stand eager to expand job growth, seek out new opportunities, and in the process, create better prospects for American workers. However, after eight years of Washington, D.C., policies that worked against employers, there’s a lot ... More
  • Everyone’s Saying It: Higher Education is not serving students—Debt Edition
    Oct 30, 2017  - The Higher Education Act of 1965 was promised to be a reliable pathway for students and families to receive a high-quality education and equip themselves with the skills needed to find a good-paying job. Half a century later, the law has resulted in six different types of federal student loans, nine... More
  • One Step Closer...
    Oct 26, 2017  - Today, the House of Representatives passed the budget. This is not only a major win for the American people, but it also signals that the road ahead is clear for the first comprehensive tax reform since 1986. A report from the Council of Economic Advisers found that American families can anticipate ... More