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House committee to explore NLRB recess appointments next week

By Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill The House Education and the Workforce next week will hold a hearing on the implications of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The Tuesday hearing comes as Republicans continue to argue that Obama’s Jan. 4 recess appointments violated the Constitution. On Friday, 39 Senate Republicans said [...]

Education & Workforce Committee Hear from Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers

Manufacturers were well represented on Capitol Hill today as NAM Executive Committee member and Chair of the Small and MediumRead the Rest...

Subcommittee to Examine Financial and Management Challenges at PBGC

Education & the Workforce Committee On Thursday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Challenges Facing PBGC and Defined Benefit Pension Plans.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Approximately 43 million [...]

Rep. Miller Asks Justice Dept. for Investigation of Possible Coercion of NLRB Member

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, asked the Department of Justice to look into evidence uncovered by a National Labor Relations Board Inspector General investigation...Show More Summary

Committee Announces Hearing to Examine Unprecedented NLRB Recess Appointments

Education & the Workforce Committee House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today announced a hearing to examine President Obama’s so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Show More Summary

Committee Republicans Urge President to Work with Congress on Reforms to Rein in NLRB

Education & the Workforce Committee House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans today expressed strong opposition to the administration’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a letter to President...Show More Summary

What Can We Expect from Obama’s New NLRB?

Education & the Workforce Committee This week, President Obama’s controversial recess appointments took their seats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). A great deal of legal uncertainty is attached to these appointments and any future action the new board may take. Show More Summary

How The Republicans’ New Education Bills Would Hurt Disadvantaged Students And Undermine Accountability

Our guest blogger is Jeremy Ayers, Senior Education Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Last week, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, released two bills to revise the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). NCLB certainly needs to be fixed, but the Kline bills would [...]

House GOP probes for documents on NLRB appointments

By Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) has put forward a formal request for all documents related to the three National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recess appointments that were made last week, a request Kline said is warranted because two of the three appointments did not [...]

Kline Releases Draft Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness Legislation

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released two pieces of draft legislation to reform current elementary and secondary education law, known as No Child Left Behind. Show More Summary

Kline, Roe Issue Statements on NLRB Recess Appointments

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statements after...Show More Summary

Kline Statement on NLRB’s Final Ambush Election Rule

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final ambush election rule: “Ignoring the will...Show More Summary

Kline and Walberg Statement on DOL Regulatory Action under the FLSA

Education & the Workforce Committee U.S. House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement after the Department ofShow More Summary

Kline Statement on November 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 November: “The fact that thousands of Americans will have a new job this holiday season offers some comfort, but not nearly enough when coupled with [...]

Darrell Issa on Rick Perry’s ‘God awful’ threat to federal workers

The House Republican committee chairman overseeing the federal workforce said the rank and file shouldn’t read too much into what Texas Gov. Rick Perry said this week about what he would do as president with subordinate federal workers. During...Show More Summary

Kline Praises House Passage of Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

Education & the Workforce Committee The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a key component of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R.3094), introduced by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), will rein in the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) activist agenda and [...]

Opposition to NLRB’s Activist Agenda Intensifies

Education & the Workforce Committee Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a vote on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094). This commonsense legislation is a key component of House Republicans’ efforts to protect American workplaces from the radical agenda of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In recent months, the NLRB has advanced [...]

An Unfortunate Spectacle at the NLRB

The ranking Democratic member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, Rep. George Miller, is a man of integrity. So is Brian Hayes, the sole Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board. But Miller’s recent statement...Show More Summary

H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

Education & the Workforce Committee On October 5, 2011, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) introduced H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, which will protect employer’s free speech and worker’s free choice. The House Education and the Workforce Committee approved this legislation on October 26. Background: On June 22, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued [...]

Kline Statement on NLRB’s Ambush Union Election Proposal

Education & the Workforce Committee House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to new developments surrounding the National Labor Relations Board ambush election scheme: “The state of dysfunction at the National Labor Relations Board is simply unprecedented. This is no way to govern the labor policies of [...]

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