• 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
  • 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
  • A Real Plan for Higher Wages
    Oct 17, 2017  - After years of slow wage growth, how can we turn things around for America’s workers? The answer isn’t more mandates and big-government policies. That’s what we got during eight years of the Obama administration, and the results weren’t good for anybody. Douglas Holtz Eakin, former director of the C... More
  • 5 Reasons Small Businesses Need Association Health Plans
    Oct 13, 2017  - This week, Chairwoman Foxx joined President Trump at the White House as he signed an executive order to allow small businesses to join together through association health plans (AHPs). House Republicans have been fighting for this type of free-market reform for years. In fact, the Committee on Educa... More
  • The Real World Impact of the Joint Employer Scheme
    Oct 4, 2017  - Since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted its extreme joint employer scheme two years ago, local businesses across the country have been calling on Congress to act. As Chairwoman Foxx recently said, “Their concerns haven’t gone unanswered. Clearing up the confusion and uncertainty surr... More
  • Local Business Owner Talks Joint Employer
    Oct 3, 2017  - Small businesses work hard to create local jobs and opportunities, and they invest directly into their communities. But because of an extreme and unworkable joint employer rule, many small business owners are now mired in a confusing legal landscape they never planned for. Tamra Kennedy, a local res... More