Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, was named the Ranking Member of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee within the House Education and Labor Committee on Jan. 29 for Congress.
Bryne acted as the chairman for the subcommittee during the 115th Congress. As Republicans are now the minority of the House, the Republican chosen to lead in the subcommittee is the ranking member.
Bryne is proud of his appointment and is ready to continue working for American workers and ensuring the balance of power does not tilt in the side of big labor companies, he said.
“Alabama’s workers deserve federal workplace policies that make it easier and safer for them to do their job without worrying about burdensome and confusing government regulations,” Bryne said.
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, the current ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee, said Bryne demonstrated strong commitment by helping American workers with supportive workplace policies.
“Rep. Byrne has been a valued member of the Committee on Education and Labor, and I am pleased we will continue to benefit from his knowledge and leadership, especially on wages and fairness in the workplace, as he leads our efforts on the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections,” Foxx said.
During his last term with the committee, Bryne worked on the Save Local Business Act and business regulations, which reversed the National Labor Relation Board’s joint employer standard by clarifying the term under federal law.
The Workforce Protections Subcommittee oversees American workers’ wages and hours, labor rights, compensation and immigration issues as they pertain to employees. The Occupational Safety Health Administration, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act are also under the jurisdiction of the subcommittee.