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  • Grothman: “He’s Crushed Because He Doesn’t Have a Job”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned experts about barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. Recent efforts to eliminate Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act has put employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities at risk. Testimony from one of the witnesses, Mr. Shayne Roos, demonstrates how the elimination of the use of 14(c) certificates leads to job loss for individuals with disabilit... Read more

  • Grothman Highlights the Benefits of Apprenticeships
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    This week, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) spoke with experts about the skilled labor shortage and the benefits of encouraging high school students to pursue careers in the skilled labor market. Oftentimes students are misinformed and encouraged to get a traditional four-year degree, when pursuing a trade will enable them to acquire a high-paying job without a mountain of debt. Witnesses included: Ms. Jennifer Carlson Mr. James G. Paves... Read more

  • Grothman Calls for Vote on Bill to Pay Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today called on House leadership to bring H.R. 271, the No Work Without Pay Act, to the floor for a vote. This bill will ensure that the roughly 420,000 federal employees who are required to work during a federal government shutdown receive their full pay in a timely manner. Grothman is one of just 12 co-sponsors of H.R. 271. Currently, during a federal government shutdown, federal employees are treated in two different ways. First, roughly 380,000 feder... Read more

  • Assistant Secretary Collett visits Wisconsin Work Centers with Rep. Grothman
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman had the privilege of hosting Assistant Secretary of Education Johnny Collett for tours of three work centers in Wisconsin's 6th district. Congressman Grothman and Assistant Secretary Collett toured Lakeside Packaging Plus in Oshkosh, Brooke Industries, Inc. in Fond du Lac, and RSC Empowers in Sheboygan. "These non-profit businesses employ individuals with disabilities, who love their jobs and have access to critical services and a safe working environment, as a ... Read more

  • Media Advisory- Lakeshore Tech. Goes to D.C.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah), in his capacity as a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, is excited to welcome Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) to Washington, D.C. for the committee’s “Innovation Forum and Showcase”. LTC President, Dr. Paul Carlsen, will present oral testimony to the committee on an incumbent worker training model called MicroMatch Upskilling, a unique combination of skills-based aptitude testing with a series of short-term training seminars... Read more

  • Grothman Seeks Help for the Less Fortunate
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned The Honorable Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on ways the government can make programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) more efficient. Ms. Weichert contended that too large a portion of the funds allotted to these programs go to bureaucrats and general over... Read more

  • Grothman Questions Secretary DeVos
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) this week questioned U.S. Department of Education (DoE) Secretary Betsy DeVos about the policies and priorities of the DoE in a Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing. Grothman urged Secretary DeVos to invest more energy into helping individuals with disabilities by solving the Competitive Integrated Employment problem. Grothman also asked Secretary DeVos about her efforts to streamline the DoE. Excerpts of Grothman’s questioning Congressman Gr... Read more

  • Grothman: “Community Banks are Drowning”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement on his vote in favor of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act: “I applaud today’s passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. We’re keeping Washington and Wall Street accountable while giving American families the tools needed to maintain financial independence and plan for the future. “What’s most important to me is protecting our small banks;... Read more

  • Grothman: “We Need to Help Businesses”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today introduced a bill aimed at protecting small businesses from potential misinformation provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA Employer Notification Act would require OSHA to notify a business of an alleged violation 24 hours prior to making a public statement regarding the violation. Additionally, this bill will require OSHA to update public postings on their website if the citation is subsequently reduced or d... Read more

  • Grothman Brings Congress to Sheboygan for Briefing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be holding a field briefing on May 1, 2018 on the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus. The subject of the briefing will be pollutants, ozone standards and the impact on local jobs, with a focus on the national one-size-fits-all ozone standard imposed on Sheboygan County. “The EPA’s application of the Clean Air Act’s ambient air quality standards have, for years, been devastating to busines... Read more

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