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ICYMI: Building Back Bankrupt - For Workers and Families

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Joe Biden’s promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year is hitting a major snag: inflation. Our economy should be booming. Low-income Americans are experiencing an unprecedented 4.8 percent wage growth.* But rampant government spending, combined with lingering COVID-19 hardships, have decreased employees’ real wages by half a percent. Inflation is a tax on hardworking Ame... Read more »

Quick Take: Employers Deserve Religious Freedoms Too

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One of government’s most basic responsibilities is to defend fiercely freedom of religion. Unfortunately, Democrats often abandon that call and become religious freedom’s greatest threat. Their latest battleground against our first amendment rights is the budget. The Democrats’ plan allocates funding that could result in a rewriting of key Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on... Read more »

Foxx, Keller Defend Small Businesses Competing for Federal Contracts

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Republican Leader of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee Fred Keller (R-PA) sent a comment letter to Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh raising concerns about a proposed rule hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour. In the letter, the Members write: “We are concerned that mandati... Read more »

Foxx, Keller Slam DOL for Anti-Business Agenda

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leaders Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Fred Keller (R-PA) issued the following statement hitting Biden’s Department of Labor (DOL) for rescinding a common-sense Trump administration rule, which determined joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): “Today’s final rule signals a return to the heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all regulatory e... Read more »

What You Need to Know: Democrats' Latest Spending Spree

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Yet again, Democrats are attempting to ram through a massive spending package that balloons the national debt and the left-wing agenda in one fell swoop. Here’s what you need to know about the horrible education and labor provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Labor Provisions: ➢ Emboldens federal bureaucrats. The bi... Read more »

Foxx on Wage Hike for Federal Contractors

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement hitting the Biden administration for publishing a proposed rule to increase the minimum wage to $15 for federal contractors: “This proposed rule solidifies Big Labor’s stranglehold over the Biden administration. Disguised as a win for workers, this $15 minimum wage will severely disadv... Read more »

Foxx: Democrats Must Embrace Bipartisan Ideas

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a markup of four bills covering issues related to family violence, job applicant discrimination, and equity in education: "The last time the full Committee conducted official business there was an unfortunate incident. One of the Republican Members was... Read more »

Miller-Meeks Introduces Bill Supporting Nursing Mothers

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Today, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) introduced the Supporting Working Mothers Act, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to expand access to nursing accommodations in the workplace, without placing one-size-fits-all mandates on all employers. H.R. 4297 will guarantee that executive, administrative, and professional employees are granted the same nursing accommodations that hourly worke... Read more »

Republicans Offer Employer Incentive for Paid Leave Programs  

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Today, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) introduced H.R. 4248, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, a bill that encourages and allows employers to implement paid leave programs and flexible work arrangements voluntarily withou... Read more »

ICYMI: Union coercion threatens hardworking North Carolinians

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The Pro Union Bosses Act is a threat to the American worker and job creator. The epitome of heavy-handed government influence, H.R. 842 will overturn all right-to-work laws across the country. The bill’s egregious provisions include the invasion of worker privacy, skimming worker’s paychecks to line union bosses’ pockets, eliminating the secret ballot, and other violations of basic worker rights. ... Read more »

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