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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 »

Murphy: Strengthen Workforce Development System for All In-Demand Occupations

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery at a joint subcommittee hearing on the direct care workforce: "Direct care workers are an essential part of the health care sector. I have personally worked with these individuals for over 30 years. These individuals act as pr... Read more »

Allen: Let's Find A Bipartisan Path Forward for Our Health Care Workforce

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Today, Republican Leader of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Rick Allen (R-GA) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing on the direct care workforce: "The Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides an important source of funding for state and local workforce development systems that are tasked with ad... 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 »

Allen Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Retirement Security

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Today, Republican Leader of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Rick Allen (R-GA) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a hearing on building a stronger retirement system: "We all want a long and happy retirement. Individuals work for decades and diligently save money to have peace of mind for when they retire. "And for decades, this Committee... Read more »

Foxx, Comer: No Political Union Should Pull Levers of Government Power

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Today, House Committee on Education and Labor Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) wrote Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan regarding the Biden administration’s use of ethics waivers to bring union influence i... 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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