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

Family-Friendly Workplaces

Today's working families face challenges unlike those of any previous generation.  Sixty percent of mothers with children under six are working outside the home.  The majority of families have not one parent working, but both parents working.

Republicans recognize that we need to update our laws so that they provide America’s families with more freedom in their jobs; greater health care and retirement security; safer communities; access to quality, affordable education; and the ability for their children to compete in the global economy.  We must also do more to take care of our military families.

One way to help today's families is the Family-Friendly Workplace Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give workers new flexibility and freedom to help balance the demands of work and family.  The Family-Friendly Workplace Act gives private sector workers the option of benefitting from additional paid time off as compensation for overtime worked - a benefit that goverment workers have enjoyed for more than 20 years.

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)

Another Day, Another Job-Killing Employer Mandate from Democrats (June 11, 2009)

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Member Views

McMorris Rodgers Op-Ed on A Mother's Day Gift from Congress (May 13, 2008)

Fact Sheets

Helping Working Families Achieve Balance: The Family-Friendly Workplace Act of 2009 (February 10, 2009)

Dear Colleagues

Families are Struggling to Balance the Demands of Work and Home -- Provide More Choices for Working Families! (June 11, 2008)

Committee Statements

McMorris Rodgers Statement on H.R. 4855, the “Work-Life Balance Award Act” (April 22, 2010)

Kline Statement: Hearing with U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on “Strengthening the Economy and Improving the Lives of American Workers” (February 3, 2010)

Price Statement: “H.R. 2339, the Family Income to Respond to Significant Transitions Act, and H.R. 2460, the Healthy Families Act” (June 11, 2009)

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