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Walberg, Roe Statement on Blacklisting Regulation

Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement today in response to the administration's proposed blacklisting regulation and guidance: Private employers who do business with the federal government provide important services to America’s taxpayers and are overwhelmingly responsible and law-abiding. Bad actors who choose to operate outside of the law and deny empl...

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Kline Leads Congressional Delegation to Discuss Education and Workforce Policies with Transatlantic Allies

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and a bipartisan delegation of House members are traveling through Northern Europe to exchange ideas on ways to improve education and workforce competitiveness. In recent days, the congressional delegation participated in a number of meetings with senior government officials, education and business leaders, and others in Norway and Sweden. Members of the congressional delegation reaffirmed the strong relationship between the ...

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Reforms Needed to Improve Workers Comp for Federal Employees

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing to examine ways to reform the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). Members discussed the need to improve the program in order to better serve taxpayers and federal employees. “When you’re talking about a program of this size and cost, making sure that it is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible is imperative,” Chairman Walberg noted. “Concerns have been raised that FECA benef...

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Head Start Turns 50

Fifty years ago, one of the most significant early childhood education programs was signed into law: Head Start. Fast forward to 2015 and the program has helped prepare millions of children for success in school. This week's anniversary presents an opportunity to reflect on the importance of Head Start and strengthen the program for future generations. As House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) wrote in a recent op-ed: Each year the federal government invests almos...

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