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Obama NLRB Won’t Take No for an Answer

Education & the Workforce Committee Despite President Obama’s erroneous claim “the private sector is doing fine,” the American people aren’t buying it. Washington’s regulatory onslaught has forced many job-creators to sit on the sidelines, and as a result, the nation has experienced 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent and millions are searching for work. A [...]

House Republicans Continue Fight Against NLRB’s Unlawful Poster Regulation

Education & the Workforce Committee House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and 30 House Republicans this week filed a legal brief challenging a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regulatory action that requires virtually every private employer to post a biased and vague notice of employee “rights” in the workplace. In the brief, [...]

Secret Service director to testify about scandal

The Senate Homeland Security Committee this week will examine two developments, one scandalous, the other a long-term problem. On Monday afternoon, the panel’s subcommittee on government management and the federal workforce will hear testimony on what it calls “A National Crisis: The Federal Government’s Foreign Language Capabilities.” Read full article >>

It's all about the metrics

Back in 2004, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), then chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was a little worried about President George W. Bush's re-election. The number of jobs created over Bush's first three years -- after two massive tax breaks -- was negati …

ICYMI: The Woody Allen Rule

Education & the Workforce Committee, The Wall Street Journal Some of the Obama Administration’s worst regulatory abuses have arrived via the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—think of its lawsuit to stop Boeing from making airplanes in the right-to-work state of South Carolina. But such overreach is too much for at least one federal judge, who [...]

Kline Recognizes National Charter School Week

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in recognition of National Charter Schools Week: “Leaders on both sides of the political aisle agree charter schools play an invaluable role in our nation’s education system. Show More Summary

Republican Workforce Leaders Join Legal Fight Against Job-Destroying Micro-Unions

Education & the Workforce Committee House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) this week joined Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Michael B. Show More Summary

Kline: No End to Democrats’ Allegiance to Big Labor

By John Kline, House Committee on Education & The Workforce U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats defeated a resolution that would have blocked changes to long-standing rules governing union elections that were recently approved by the National Labor Relations Board: “By [...]

Request for Boeing Communications

More evidence that the NLRB has become a political game in Congress: Rep. Kline, Chair of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, has asked the NLRB's Inspector General to investigate whether Acting General Counsel Solomon made any improper ex...

Kline Urges President to Side with Workers and Employers, Stop Misguided NLRB Regulation

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia prevented the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from enforcing its poster regulation: “At a time when employers are struggling to grow their [...]

Kline Statement on March Jobs Report

Education and the Workforce Committee U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for March: “Another month of positive job gains is welcome news for the nation’s workers. Show More Summary

House Democrats’ Data on Student Loan Interest Rates Misrepresent the Problem

Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Committee this week  released  a document detailing the increased costs to borrowers if interest rates on Subsidized Stafford loans increase from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, as they are  scheduled  to for loans issued as on or after July 1 st, 2012. Show More Summary

Federal workers: How would 10 percent staff reduction affect you?

A measure approved by the House Budget Committee last week would reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent by 2015, Eric Yoder reported Tuesday in Federal Eye. The reductions would come through attrition and reorganization, and the plan specifies that only one employee would be hired for every three who leave. Read full article >>

Labor Department Regulation Will Increase Costs, Restrict Access to Companion Care

Education & the Workforce Committee The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing entitled, “Ensuring Regulations Protect Access to Affordable and Quality Companion Care.” The hearing...Show More Summary

NLRB Reflects on “Another Year of Excellent” Work

Education and the Workforce Committee Without a great deal of fanfare, NLRB’s Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon recently released a report that amounts to his annual performance review. Solomon is responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as well as overseeing NLRB field offices that apply the law and supervise union [...]

Kline Statement on February Jobs Report

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for February: “In the aftermath of the worst recession in a generation, to learn that more Americans are back to work is welcome news. However, we [...]

Hearing to Review Consequences of Labor Department’s Companion Care Regulation

Education & the Workforce Committee On Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled “Ensuring Regulations Protect Access to Affordable and Quality Companion Care.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. In 1974, the Fair Labor Standards [...]

Success for School Choice This Week

This week, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider the last two major remaining portions of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), when they mark-up the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovative and Effective Teachers Act. Show More Summary

Sixty-Five Representatives File Challenge to NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule

House Education & The Workforce Committee Today, House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) joined Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) to introduce a resolution (H.J. Res. 103) under the Congressional Review Act that will block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) December ambush election rule. Show More Summary

Senate and House to File Challenge to NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules on Thursday

Education & the Workforce Committee On Thursday, February 16 at 3:45pm in the Senate Radio-TV Gallery, members of the House and Senate will file a challenge the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent ambush election rules. Senate...Show More Summary

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