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What You Need to Know About Democrats’ WIOA Bill

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is intended to help workers gain the skills they need to thrive in our nation’s modern workforce. But Democrats’ reauthorization of WIOA expands federal control over the workforce system and diminishes the role of job creators. We currently have a skills gap in our country, and these Democrat policies will widen that gap. Here is what you need to... Read more »

The Video Democrats Don't Want You to Watch

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During today’s subcommittee hearing, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) wanted to share a video clip showing a union supporter harassing a woman. Democrats said the video was too offensive for a committee hearing. Foxx remarked that if the content was too offensive for a Congressional hearing, then clearly it was inappropriate for the workplace. Workplace harassme... Read more »

Quick Take: Biden Needs to Re-think Pushing Registered Apprenticeships

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Today, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is visiting North Carolina to tout the Biden administration’s so-called Good Job’s Initiative, which will centralize even more control of the workforce into the hands of the federal government. The Biden administration’s attempt to burden business owners with a Depression-era apprenticeship program, instead of opening more doors for employer-led apprenticeships, ... Read more »

Biden’s Repayment Scam

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Last week, President Biden extended the student loan repayment pause and interest rate moratorium for a fourth time. The administration also moved millions of defaulted borrowers into good standing, making them eligible for additional loans when they failed to pay their initial loans. Here’s what you need to know about President Biden’s irresponsible repayment scam: BACKGROUND: Since March 2020, f... Read more »

What They're Saying: Biden’s Irresponsible Student Loan Pause

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Last week, President Biden tweeted about our nation’s “historic recovery.” This week, Biden is trying to keep the pandemic going by announcing a fourth student loan repayment pause. What a confusing contradiction. This pause was intended to give borrowers a safety net when COVID-19 and uncertainty were at their heights. Two years later and not a single borrower has been required to pay a cent. So ... Read more »

Maryland Sets a New Standard

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is deconstructing the “college for all” mentality, and hopefully more states will follow his lead. His new Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STAR) program eliminates baccalaureate degree requirements for many state jobs and creates new pathways for economic success. For years, Americans have been trapped in a vortex of over-credentialing. Thousands of Maryland state... Read more »

A Win for Workers and Job Creators

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The United States has one of the most robust retirement systems in the world, yet many Americans still struggle to plan and save enough for a secure future. Today, the House will vote on the bipartisan Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (H.R. 2954). The bill incorporates the Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement (RISE) Act, which the Education and Labor Committee approved in Novembe... Read more »

President Biden’s Radical Bills Would Worsen the State of Our Union’s Crisis

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Our nation is in crisis, yet President Biden touted multiple radical bills during his State of the Union address that would double down on the failed economic policies that are hurting America’s workers, job creators, and students. Put together, the bills President Biden called out within the Education and Labor Committee’s jurisdiction would decimate our economy, obliterate the rights of workers,... Read more »

@EdLaborGOP’s Advice to Biden Ahead of SOTU

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The Biden administration’s policies have created worldwide catastrophes. America’s job creators, workers, and students are being forced to deal with the fallout of this administration’s failures. Here’s our advice to President Biden ahead of tonight’s address: Blanket student loan forgiveness is not a solution This administration cares more about appeasing the progressive wing of the Democrat part... Read more »

What They’re Saying: The Levin Amendment Threatens Students’ Right to Privacy

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Today, the House will vote on the Levin Amendment which empowers the Department of Education to the collect the private and sensitive information of college students - including income, race, and disability information - without their consent and without giving them the option to opt-out, even if they refuse federal financial aid. This amendment threatens Americans’ right to choose how their priva... Read more »

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