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What You Should Know About Democrats’ America CONCEDES Act

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Democrats continue to wage a campaign against American workers, businesses, and students. Their so-called “competitiveness” bill creates wasteful programs, reduces opportunities for workers and students, and opens college campuses to exploitative and coercive investments by the Chinese Communist Party. Clearly, Democrats care more about appeasing China than empowering hardworking American citizens... Read more »

Even Major Unions are Against Biden’s Tyrannical Vaccine Mandate

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after three of the biggest automakers in Detroit announced they would not be mandating vaccines for their employees: “It is clear the federal government’s power grab has gone too far when even the President’s own pet groups won’t endorse his policy. “American job creators should ... Read more »

The Biden Administration’s $15 Minimum Wage Will Destroy Small Businesses and Cost Americans Their Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an hour: “Mandating a $15 minimum wage for federal contractors will cost jobs, forcing additional burdens on small businesses. “With months of forced... Read more »

Biden Bill Bleeds American Businesses Dry

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Tucked into the Democrats’ socialist spending bill is a nasty scheme intended to bleed American job creators dry. The Education and Labor Committee provisions in this bill alone would add a whopping $454.1 billion to the deficit. How do Democrats propose to pay for their outrageous expansion of the federal bureaucracy? Through massive fines leveled on job creators. These unprecedented increases in... Read more »

Will Secretary Walsh Stop Playing Hooky from Work?

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Oversight and Reform Committee Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY), Subcommittee on Government Operations Republican Leader Jody Hice (R-GA), Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Republican Leader Rick Allen (R-GA), and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Republican Leader Fred Keller (R-PA) sent a l... Read more »

What the Supply Chain Crisis Tells Us About the PRO Union Bosses Act

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Christmas is cancelled – at least, in the way Americans have come to know it. Despite COVID-19’s waning risks on indoor gathering, Biden’s supply chain crisis is still threatening to derail the holiday. And labor unions share a large portion of that blame. In a recent Politico opinion piece, while lamenting the perilous state of U.S. shipping logistics even before the pandemic, Rich Lowry writes, ... Read more »

House Republicans Demand Documents Over Biden’s Rushed and Probably Illegal Vaccine Mandate

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Republican Leader of the Oversight and Reform Ranking Committee James Comer (R-Ky.), and Republican Leader of Small Business Committee Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh regarding the Biden Administration’s troubling COVID-19 vaccine-and-testing mandate ... Read more »

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 »

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