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ICYMI: Pandemic Exacerbates Skills Gap

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The coronavirus pandemic swept the nation in 2020 disrupting all facets of American life, including how we work. Countless reports, studies, and experts have cautioned the pandemic will further exacerbate our nation’s skills gap, displacing workers who lack the skills to keep up with technological changes. As we begin the 117th Congress, Committee Republicans remain committed to identifying ways t... Read more »

New Year, New Website for @EdLaborGOP

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Like many, we are ready to shake off 2020 and embrace the new year ahead. For @EdLaborGOP that includes kicking off 2021 with an improved, more user-friendly website. Whether you are a student, worker, or job creator we want you to have the best experience when following Committee Republicans’ efforts to empower all Americans to succeed. This new, mobile-friendly website includes an improved searc... Read more »

ICYMI: Eliminating Surprise Medical Bills

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The coronavirus relief and government funding legislation includes an important bipartisan solution to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Key details about this provision can be found here and pasted below: Key Points: No American should delay care or face financial ruin because of surprise medical bills. The Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor hav... Read more »

NDAA: Countering Communist China’s Threat to America’s Education Institutions

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a long, troubling, anti-democratic history, but the full extent of the CCP’s malicious activities gained particular attention this past year, thanks to the China Task Force which released a detailed report highlighting the generational threat China poses to our nation’s democratic values. The China Task Force Report came amid numerous reports revealing efforts... Read more »

ICYMI: When Regulators Run Amok

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The Trump administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) has spearheaded a positive agenda to free businesses from burdensome government overreach. So it came as welcome news when Secretary Scalia made the decision to drop an Obama-era DOL lawsuit against Oracle after an administrative law judge found that DOL did not establish any of its claims and recommended dismissal of the case. Unfortunately, a ... Read more »

Strengthening America’s Workforce Development System

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It’s been a busy news week, but one item hasn’t received the attention it deserves. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance earlier this week regarding the use of “Pay for Performance” funds under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). What is WIOA? WIOA is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that streamlines America’s workforce... Read more »

ICYMI: Congress cracks down on student debt scams

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On Monday, the House passed S. 1153, the Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that will crack down on third-party debt collection scammers who exploit vulnerable students. The Problem Over 40 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt. Hundreds of malicious third-party debt collection companies are selling students on the notion that their company ... Read more »

ICYMI: Democrats’ socialist takeover of higher education

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During the Federal Student Aid office’s virtual conference held on Tuesday, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposed the push for free college for what it is: a socialist takeover of higher education. Democrats have long pushed for free college at the expense of American taxpayers and students who are truly in need of assistance. Unlike Democrats, Committee Republicans and the Departm... Read more »

Thanksgiving Roundup: Policies @EdLaborGOP is Thankful For

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2020 has been a year of adversity. The strength of communities, businesses, and families alike have been tested in ways unseen before because of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve witnessed frontline workers, job creators, and local community members step up in extraordinary ways to help our country heal. Throughout these difficult times, Committee Republicans remain committed to helping workers, job... Read more »

Democrats’ Job Killing Bill: What They’re Saying

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Tomorrow, the House will vote on H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. At the expense of job creators and workers, H.R. 8294 doubles down on a flawed 80-year-old system, mandates union giveaways, and limits employers’ abilities to create apprenticeship programs that meet the unique needs of their workers. H.R. 8294 will close potential pathways to work hurting our nation’s economic r... Read more »

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