• ICYMI: Dat Dog Tells Washington That Labor Policy Threatens Expansion Plans
    Jul 13, 2017  - By CityBusiness Staff Congressional lawmakers looking at the impact of an Obama-era labor policy heard Tuesday from a New Orleans-based business concerned that it could derail plans to expand in the Gulf South. Dat Dog, the gourmet hot dog joint that opened on Freret Street in 2011, was one of seve... More
  • ICYMI: Apprenticeships, Technical Education Offer a Path to a Successful Workforce – ‘College-only’ Is a Myth
    Jun 21, 2017  - Apprenticeships, Technical Education Offer a Path to a Successful Workforce – ‘College-only’ Is a Myth By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) In making his impassioned speech on how our county’s economy can grow through tax reform, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Tuesday, “We need to connect people... More
  • What They’re Saying: Strengthening CTE Is a Win for Students and Communities
    Jun 20, 2017  - From technological advances to the expansion of the economy, today’s job market is significantly different from the one even just a few years ago. To help America’s students and workers gain the skills and knowledge they need to fill these in-demand, high-skilled jobs, Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-... More
  • The Good, the Bad, the Fiduciary
    Jun 9, 2017  - Saving for retirement is no easy task. Unfortunately, it’s about to become even harder. That’s because the Obama administration’s flawed fiduciary rule takes effect today. The rule threatens to restrict access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families and undermine the abi... More
  • Helping America’s Most Vulnerable
    May 23, 2017  - Protecting children from harm and providing vulnerable youth a pathway to success are vital national priorities. And today, the House of Representatives is expected to take two important steps that will advance these priorities for children and families. Step one: Strengthen protections for childre... More
  • Protecting America’s Students, Workers, Teachers, & Retirement Savers
    May 19, 2017  - Rolling back the regulatory onslaught of the Obama administration has long been a priority for House Republicans. Through the Congressional Review Act, the House and Senate passed — and President Trump signed — 14 resolutions to repeal harmful Obama-era regulations. Members on the House Committee o... More
  • Job Corps Still Failing Vulnerable Youth on Health and Safety
    May 9, 2017  - Addressing systemic problems in a government program can often be — let’s just say — a challenge for the federal bureaucracy. But the failure of basic good governance is particularly troubling when systemic problems jeopardize the health and safety of American citizens. That has long been the track... More