Exposing Teachers Union Front Groups Against Minority Kids

By RiShawn Biddle, Union Watch

Hope remains eternal — at least among those who want Congress to pass a reauthorized version of the No Child Left Behind Act being considered by the Senate this week. Even as the likelihood of passage remains as unlikely as it was back in March, when House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline’s plan was kiboshed amid opposition from movement conservatives within the Republican majority, there are still some who think that the version under consideration now could pass if Kline’s colleague, Lamar Alexander, can get his plan into conferencing.

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Congress Tables Ambush Election Resolution of Disapproval

The Competitive Enterprise Institute planned on scoring the Senate’s veto override vote on S.J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rule. Unfortunately, the Senate voted 96-3 to table the measure in order to focus on other business.

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By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

House Republicans and labor experts criticized the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for proposing election rules that favor unions during a Wednesday hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee.

DOL Revokes Controversial Family-Farming Guidance

Education & the Workforce Committee

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced in a letter to the committee the withdrawal of controversial enforcement guidance affecting family farms

Committee Investigates Role of Worker Centers in ObamaCare Enrollment

House Education & the Workforce Committee

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide information concerning the role of worker centers in implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The request is part of an ongoing effort examining the activities of worker centers.

Kline, Camp Request Cost Estimate of Extending Taxpayer Subsidies to Union Health Plans

Education & the Workforce Committee

Amid news reports the administration is crafting new regulations to appease union critics of the health care law, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) today requested the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate the taxpayer cost of providing premium tax credits to individuals participating in multiemployer health care plans, which overwhelmingly serve union members.