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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

VIDEO RELEASE: Committee Republicans Raise Constitutional Objections to President’s “Recess” Appointments

Education & the Workforce Committee his week, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce examined President Obama’s decision to make so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), even though the Senate was not in recess. Show More Summary

NLRB Recess Appointments Create Confusion and Uncertainty for Workers and Employers

Education & the Workforce Committee The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing entitled, “The NLRB Recess Appointments: Implications for America’s Workers and Employers.”...Show More Summary

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

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