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Committee Advances Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Workers’ Access to Secure Retirement

11.10.21   WASHINGTON - Today, the Education and Labor Committee voted to advance the Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement (RISE) Act (H.R. 5891), a bipartisan bill to help more workers save and prepare for retirement. The legislation-led by Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chair Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Rick Allen (GA-12)-advanced through the Committee unanimously… Continue Reading

Chairman Scott Applauds Biden Administration for Supporting Workers and Retirement Savers

10.13.21   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement in response to a new proposal released by the Biden Administration that would reverse Trump-era rules that made it harder for retirement plans to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when selecting investments and exercising shareholder rights. Chairman Scott helped lead opposition to the Trump-era rules in July and October of last year. "I applaud the Biden Administ… Continue Reading

Chairman Scott Praises Proposals in American Families Plan to Expand Paid Leave

04.30.21   WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after President Biden released his American Families Plan, which invests in providing workers with paid leave protections. “Paid leave protections are critical for ensuring that workers do not have to choose between their paychecks, their health, and the health of those around them.  Yet, during the worst public health crisis in recent history, the United States … Continue Reading

Chairman Scott Statement on Federal Court Voiding Trump Administration Restrictions on Access to Emergency Paid Leave

08.04.20   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after a federal judge in New York struck down the Department of Labor's (DOL) restrictions on workers' access to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The decision invalidates provisions of DOL's rule that allowed employers to avoid providing workers with paid leave if (1) the employer asserts that they did not have work for the employee, (2) the employee fell within DOL's overly broad… Continue Reading

Chairman Scott to Secretary Acosta: The Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule Leaves Millions of Workers Behind

05.22.19   WASHINGTON - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, wrote a letter to Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta urging the Department to abandon its proposal to rescind Obama-era overtime regulations. Under the Department's proposal, nearly 8.2 million workers-including 4.2 million women and 3 million people of color-would be left behind. The Chairman expressed concern regarding the Department's flawed methodology that influenced t… Continue Reading

Shea-Porter, 113 Colleagues Reintroduce Paid Family Leave Bill

02.07.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and 113 colleagues today reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, a bill to create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program and ensure that American workers no longer have to choose between a paycheck and caring for a family member. "The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that still doesn't guarantee working parents paid time off to care for their newborns," said Shea-Po… Continue Reading

Slaughter, Scott Secure GAO Investigation to Help Protect the Benefits of American Workers

01.26.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) announced today that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to their request for an investigation examining how restructurings by large corporations impact American workers' pensions and health benefits. Over the last several decades, spinoffs, mergers, bankruptcies, and joint ventures have negatively impacted workers across the country, who have all too often lost their jobs and seen their… Continue Reading

Scott, DeLauro Statement on Paid Sick Leave for Workers on Federal Contracts

09.29.16   WASHINGTON - Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Ranking Members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health And Human Services, and Education respectively, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor released the final rule to provide paid sick leave for workers on federal contracts. The new rule will provide additional paid sick leave to an estimated 1.15 million people working o… Continue Reading

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