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Keller: "President Biden has resorted to weaponizing the federal bureaucracy"

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Today, Workforce Protections Subcommittee Leader Fred Keller (R-PA) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) likely unlawful federal vaccine mandate: "[T]he Biden administration has created uncertainty and confusion through its politicized COVID-19 policy. "President Biden has resorted t... Read more »

Foxx: Defend and Protect Religious Freedom

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in favor of her amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The amendment preserves a Department of Labor rule affirming the equal rights of religious organizations to contract with the federal government. Foxx delivered the following remark... Read more »

Foxx: Appropriations Package Insults Every American

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in opposition to the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The massive funding proposal threatens the welfare of small businesses, workers, families, and students with its heavy-handed, socialist demands. Foxx delivered the following remarks on the Hous... Read more »

McClain: We Must Respect Workers' Choices

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Today, Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing on workers with disabilities: "My friend Representative Keller said it best. Work, by its very nature, is dignifying and important for all individuals. Our job is to help as many people as possible pursue pathways to success. As Representative Keller stated, a DOL 14... Read more »

Keller: Republicans Want What Is Best For People With Disabilities 

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Today, Republican Leader of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee Fred Keller (R-PA) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing on workers with disabilities: "Democrats and Republicans both want what is best for people with disabilities. We want these individuals to find rewarding work, get paid a fair wage for their contributions, and liv... Read more »

Foxx: H.R. 2062 Enriches Lawyers at the Expense of Workers and Employers

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in opposition to H.R. 2062, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, which is duplicative of existing anti-discrimination statutes and rewards lawyers instead of workers. Foxx delivered the following prepared remarks on the House floor: "Every worker, including older Americans, should have the law on ... Read more »

@EdLaborGOP Works to Protect Independent Contractors

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Our nation’s diverse workforce is one of the things that makes the American economy so strong. Unfortunately, as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the policies put in place by House Democrats and President Biden have destroyed millions of jobs and robbed workers of the flexibility to create their own work schedules by eliminating the independent contractor model. In March, House D... Read more »

Keller Opening Statement at Hearing on Wage Protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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Today, Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Fred Keller (R-PA) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on wage protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): "As the foundation of our nation’s wage and hour protections, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affects nearly every workplace across the country. "How... Read more »

Democrats Reward Trial Lawyers, Fail to Protect Workers, Limit Religious Freedom Protections

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after Democrats advanced H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 1065, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and H.R. 1195, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, through the Committee without any Republican amendments: “Committee Republicans emphatically denounce ... Read more »

Foxx, Keller Blast Biden Administration’s Proposed Withdrawal of Joint-Employer and Worker Classification Rules

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leaders Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Fred Keller (R-PA) issued the following statement criticizing the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rules to withdraw two Trump administration rules, one which determined joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the other clarifying the classification of independent con... Read more »

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