House Committee on Education and Labor
U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
Ranking Member

Fiscally responsible reforms for students, workers and retirees.


Labor Issues


In December 2005, the U.S. House approved a strong border security bill that makes strict enforcement of our immigration laws a priority.  Committee Republicans played a key role in strengthening border security that year and throughout the 109th Congress.  In November 2005, a month prior to the House vote on the border security bill, the Committee held a hearing on the impact of immigration policy on U.S. workers and the economy.  

Throughout 2006, the Committee held a series of hearings to examine issues such as: English as the official language; guest worker programs’ impact on the American workforce and U.S. immigration policy; and U.S. immigration policy and its impact on the American economy.  Republican Committee members will continue working to reform our nation’s immigration laws while protecting the interests of American students and workers throughout the 111th Congress.

Press Releases

Kline Highlights New Venue for Americans to Speak Out on Education and Workplace Issues (May 25, 2010)

House Education and Labor Committee Republican Website Receives Gold Mouse Award (April 21, 2010)

Republicans Again Criticize Democrats’ Failure to Take Up Meaningful Immigration Reform (May 20, 2008)

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Committee Statements

Wilson Statement: Subcommittee Hearing on “ICE Workplace Raids: Their Impact on U.S. Children, Families and Communities" (May 20, 2008)

McKeon Statement: Hearing on “Do Federal Programs Ensure U.S. Workers Are Recruited First?" (May 6, 2008)

McKeon Statement: Hearing on "Protecting U.S. and Guest Workers: the Recruitment and Employment of Temporary Foreign Labor" (June 7, 2007)