• Small Business Owners Describe New Silica Standards as Unworkable
    Apr 19, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to review recent changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) silica standards and the potential impact they will have on the nation’s workplaces. “We all agree that hardworki... More
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on Final Silica Rule
    Mar 24, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Labor’s final silica rule: Every day, men and women work on dangerous jobsites under c... More
  • Witnesses Detail Consequences of Administration’s Regulatory Approach
    Dec 10, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing this week to explore how the Obama administration’s unprecedented onslaught of regulations is affecting American workers and job creators. “Federal policies play an important role in ensuring safe and healt... More
  • Stakeholders Describe Mine Safety Policies, Needed Improvements
    Oct 22, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing to review mine safety policies with stakeholders representing industry and labor, as well as safety experts. The latest in a series of hearings focused on worker health and safety, the hearing examined curr... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Troubling New OSHA Joint Employer Proposal
    Oct 14, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) have asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to provide information on the proposed enforcement of a new “multiemployer citation standard” at the Occupational Safety ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** This Week: Hearings to Examine Head Start, the Juvenile Justice System, and Worker Safety
    Oct 5, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold hearings this week to discuss a number of important issues facing America’s children and workers. On Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, "Strengthening Head ... More
  • Broad Support for Legislation to Provide Certainty to Employers Offering Innovative Employee Wellness Programs
    Apr 2, 2015  - The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, introduced by Senate and House leaders last month to provide legal certainty for employers offering innovative employee wellness programs, is receiving broad support from business leaders and health care industry experts. The bill was introduced last mo... More
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on Respirable Coal Dust
    Apr 23, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced a final rule concerning respirable coal dust: For too long a flawed regulator... More
  • DOL Revokes Controversial Family-Farming Guidance
    Feb 11, 2014  - 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 guidanc... More
  • Witnesses Discuss OSHA’s Executive Overreach
    Feb 4, 2014  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing entitled, “OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process.” During the hearing, members discussed instances in which the Occupational Safety and Health... More