• Foxx Votes for Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    Mar 14, 2020  - Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: “With the passage of tonight’s bipartisan legislation, we are taking action to help Americans suffering fro... More
  • ICYMI: Labor rule boosts union transparency
    Mar 12, 2020  - In an effort to increase accountability and transparency, last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a rule requiring additional financial reporting for labor union-controlled trusts funded by union worker dues. DOL’s final rule will allow workers and the public to see with greater detail h... More
  • House Reaffirms Commitment to Older Americans, Passes Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020
    Mar 11, 2020  - The House of Representatives today passed by unanimous consent the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (H.R. 4334), bipartisan legislation that helps provide social and nutrition services to older Americans. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “As we continue ... More
  • Byrne Opening Statement at Hearing on Healthy Families Act
    Mar 11, 2020  - Today, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on the Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1784): “The global spread of COVID-19, known more commonly as the coronav... More
  • Comer, Bonamici Introduce Bill to Protect Access to School Meals During School Closures
    Mar 11, 2020  - Today, the leaders of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, Reps. James Comer (R-KY) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), unveiled a bipartisan bill to protect students’ access to school meal benefits during school closures related to COVID-19. As of March 10, 621 schools have been closed or ... More
  • Foxx Praises DOL’s Efforts to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities
    Mar 10, 2020  - The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule today that will establish Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs), which are apprenticeships led by job creators, colleges, and other entities instead of the federal government. Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep.... More
  • WSJ Opinion: Big Labor’s Big Crooks
    Mar 6, 2020  - Union bosses have a long history of cheating workers out of millions of dollars in hard-earned union dues. It’s no surprise that yesterday’s top headlines included federal prosecutors charging former UAW President Gary Jones, the leader of the union, with embezzling more than $1 million in union due... More