• ICYMI: Arkansas Entrepreneur Tells U.S. House Panel That Regulations Threaten Survival of Company
    Feb 22, 2017  - The rules and regulations implementing federal wage and hour standards are overly complex, burdensome, and outdated, creating significant challenges for workers and small business owners. For Rhea Lana Riner, the confusing maze of rules and red tape forced her to confront costly litigation that cou... More
  • ICYMI: New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers, and Job Creators
    Feb 16, 2017  - By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations. For eight years, families and small bu... More
  • Employees Share Positive Experiences Working as Members of the “CKE Family”
    Feb 15, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), recently sat down with four female employees of CKE franchise restaurants who described the opportunities they’ve enjoyed ... More
  • ICYMI: More government may not be the answer to boosting retirement savings
    Feb 14, 2017  - By Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) The Times’ Feb. 10 editorial, “House Republicans side with Wall Street against the little guy,” sadly resorts to worn out rhetoric and attacks about motive rather than engaging in an honest debate about ideas. If we were to respond in kind, we w... More
  • Protecting State and Local Control Over Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - For years, the federal government took a Washington-knows-best approach to education, and during the past eight years, things only got worse. The federal role grew to unprecedented levels as the Obama administration issued mandate after mandate to exert control over the nation’s K-12 classrooms, col... More
  • Committee Head Slams NCAA Unionization Memo From Labor Board Counsel
    Feb 3, 2017  - Committee Head Slams NCAA Unionization Memo From Labor Board Counsel By Sean Higgins The chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee is calling on Richard Griffin, the general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, to "abandon his partisan agenda or step down immediately.... More
  • Mother Describes School Choice as a Lifeline for Her Kids
    Feb 2, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing today to discuss the power of school choice and explore opportunities to extend more educational opportunities to students across the country. “Charter schools are currently ... More