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Kline, Walberg Statement on Proposed Overtime Rule

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement after the Department of Labor proposed changes to federal overtime rules: Federal overtime rules are extremely complicated and outdated. Too often workers are denied basic protections, and employers are caught in costly legal battles. We have said repeatedly that we would support a responsible effort to streamline and moder...

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Kline Statement on Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell: The president’s health care law has led to higher costs, fewer jobs, and tremendous uncertainty for families and small businesses. Today’s decision does not change the fact that the law is fundamentally flawed, and it doesn’t change our resolve to repeal it. Our nation desperately needs a patient-centered health care system, o...

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Kline, Foxx Respond to Administration’s Retreat on College Rating Proposal

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following joint statement in response to today’s announcement from the Department of Education regarding its controversial college rating system: The department’s decision to abandon an arbitrary college rating system is a win for students and taxpayers. This unprecedented scheme would have ultimately discouraged innovation, re...

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Education Leaders: Restore ‘Local Leadership and Flexibility’ to Child Nutrition Programs

The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held the latest in a series of hearings on federal child nutrition programs. The hearing provided members an opportunity to learn from state and local education leaders about how federal regulations are affecting school lunch and breakfast programs across the country. Members and witnesses discussed the compliance costs associated with existing policies, the burdens placed on schoo...

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