Congress Introduces Bill to Modify Definition of "Fiduciary" for ESOP Appraisers
A trio of lawmakers in Congress have introduced a bill in the House that would modify the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to make clear that appraisers of employee stock ownership plans are not fiduciaries under ERISA.
Wed May 15, 2013
Kansas delegation eager for taxing inquiry of IRS
Four members of the Kansas congressional delegation were pushing Wednesday for thorough investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's reported application of special scrutiny to tea party-flavored advocacy groups applying for nonprofit status.
Tue May 07, 2013
We are governed by outright morons
On Tuesday, WIBW, a local CBS affiliate in Topeka, Kansas, aired a segment on how the 5-percent cut in Head Start operations was forcing officials with the organization to make dramatic choices.
The Huffington Post
Head Start Sequester Cuts Could Have Been Avoided: GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins
First they saved the meat inspectors, then the air traffic controllers . Then they lobbied for the Medicare patients being denied treatment at private cancer clinics.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Washington Post
H.R. 406: Friend or foe of employees?
Does H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, give workers flexibility in trading overtime for comp time? Or does it further erode protections previously given to America's workers by robbing them of overtime pay as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938? Rep.
The Wichita Eagle
Roberts, House members fighting Common Core standards
The professionals at the Kansas State Department of Education have invested significant time and money in helping develop the Common Core standards, a multistate effort to align standards and progress measures on English and math.
Sat May 04, 2013
Local Students Win Congressional Art Competition
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for Kansas's Second Congressional District on Thursday.
Fri May 03, 2013
Fictional Franchise: Children's Novel Edition
In the latest edition of HOH's Fictional Franchise, in which we examine fictional characters and the real-life people who represent them in Congress, we took a look at our favorite heroes and heroines from childhood.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
The Journal of Commerce Online
Retailers Praise Affordable Footwear Act
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America has applauded the reintroduction of the Affordable Footwear Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Reps.
Local Lawmakers Comment On Furloughs
Both Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and Senator Jerry Moran say they're pleased by the news of the end to the FAA Furloughs.