• EEOC Introductory Oversight Letter
    May 23, 2017  - The Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic Acting Chair Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 131 M Street, NE Washington, DC 20507 Dear Acting Chair Lipnic: Th_e Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) congratulates you on President Trump's decision to name you as acting chair of the Equal Emp... More
  • NLRB Introductory Letter
    May 22, 2017  - The Honorable Philip A. Miscimarra Chairman National Labor Relations Board 1015 Half Street SE Washington, DC 20003 Dear Chairman Miscimarra: The Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) congratulates you on President Trump's decision to name you as chairman of the National Labor Relatio... More
  • Introductory Oversight Letter - Department of Labor
    May 17, 2017  - May17,2017 The Honorable Alexander Acosta Secretary U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20210 Dear Secretary Acosta: The Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) congratulates you on your confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Labor (Department). The ... More
  • Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act
    May 8, 2017  - Protecting our country’s most vulnerable children has long been a national priority. That’s why Congress passed the Missing Children’s Assistance Act in 1984, establishing a grant to support efforts to find missing children and prevent child exploitation. For more than 30 years, the grant has helped... More
  • Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
    May 4, 2017  - BACKGROUND Americans face a job market that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Advances in technology and the growth of a global economy have dramatically changed the kinds of jobs that are available, making high-quality education and skills development vital to competin... More
  • It’s Time to Erase a Double Standard
    May 1, 2017  - Freedom. Flexibility. Fairness. That’s what the Working Families and Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) is all about. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill would give workers eligible for overtime pay the freedom to choose between paid time off and cash wages. As a result, workers would have more... More
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 2017  - BACKGROUND: The American workforce has transformed dramatically over the years and the needs of workers in the 21st century have changed as well. Millennials now represent the majority of the workforce, and many young Americans work full time while pursuing a college degree. Additionally, more sing... More