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Hearing Recap: Retirement Edition

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Today’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee hearing covered the partisan Department of Labor’s (DOL) attempt to limit retirement options for millions of American workers. In proposing the so-called “Retirement Security Rule,” the administration is out way over its skis. DOL has jurisdiction over employer-managed retirement accounts, or 401(k)s, but not the entire retirement invest... Read more »

Hearing Recap: Wage and Hour Division Edition (Part II)

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Today, the Workforce Protections Subcommittee held an oversight hearing covering the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The hearing’s lone witness, WHD Administrator Jessica Looman, undertook the tall task of answering for her federal office’s job-killing, burdensome regulations. Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Kiley (R-CA) laid out the case against WHD overregulation with his o... Read more »

Hearing Recap: Missing Children Edition

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Today’s Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee hearing, led by Chairman Aaron Bean (R-FL), covered national efforts to prevent the abduction and exploitation of children. Chairman Bean opened the hearing by expressing his support for The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the national clearinghouse and resource center protecting missing and exploit... Read more »

Hearing Recap: CTE Edition

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Today’s Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (ECESE) Subcommittee hearing, led by Chairman Aaron Bean (R-FL), covered the role career and technical education (CTE) plays in filling America’s 8.8 million open jobs. With support from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, CTE programs help K-12 students across the country develop new skills and prepare for the workfo... Read more »

The Facts on Biden’s Anti-Freedom, Anti-Growth Joint Employer Rule

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Today, the House will vote on H.J. Res. 98, a Congressional Review Act resolution that will nullify the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final joint employer rule, which recklessly holds a company liable for employees it does not employ or directly supervise. Here’s what you need to know about H.J. Res. 98 and the Biden NLRB’s anti-freedom, anti-growth joint employer scheme: BACKGROUND: · T... Read more »

What They’re Saying: Biden NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard Will Stymie Businesses and Destabilize the Economy

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The Biden National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer standard revives the Obama-era Browning-Ferris decision and implements a similarly broad and boundless standard that will only create more confusion, impose massive costs and liability on American businesses, and further destabilize the economy. The last time Democrats implemented this senseless rule, the effects were devastating. An... Read more »

Hearing Recap: Innovative Health Care Edition

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Today, the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss innovative health care solutions to bring down costs for small businesses and working Americans. As premium prices spike, business owners are turning to new and interesting ways to cut health care costs. One potential solution growing in popularity is direct contracting, which involves an employer that... Read more »

Hearing Recap: NLRB Edition (Part II)

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Today’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee hearing covered the partisan National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB or the Board) systematic attack against long-standing employee rights. Under the Biden administration, the NLRB has weakened the union election secret ballot process, threatened the franchise model supporting millions of workers, and undermined independent contrac... Read more »

Here's What You Need to Know About the DETERRENT Act

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While it’s not uncommon for American institutions to have research and financial partnerships with foreign institutions, we know that our adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party often hijack these legitimate partnerships to steal research, indoctrinate students, and undermine our nation’s interests. H.R. 5933, the DETERRENT Act is a bipartisan solution to combat this problem and bring much ne... Read more »

SECURE 2.0 Act Technical Corrections Discussion Draft Released

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A discussion draft containing technical corrections and other clarifications with respect to the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, has been released by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), along with House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) and Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA). Senate Finance ... Read more »

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