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Kline Statement on January Jobs Report

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for January 2016: The American people know there is a lot of potential for the economy to do better. Stagnant wages, higher health care costs, and a lack of full-time jobs are still very real challenges facing many middle-class families. The president’s demands for more regulations and higher taxes are pulling our country in the wrong dire...

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Labor Department Drops the Ball

With the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce. The law puts the best interest of working families, employers and taxpayers first by: Streamlining a confusing maze of programs and burdensome federal mandates; Promoting skills training for in-demand jobs; Reducing admi...

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Ending the Cycle of Poverty

Life changing – that’s how Denisha Merriweather described the impact of school choice on her life. Denisha shared her personal story yesterday at a hearing where members discussed the many ways school choice helps students escape underperforming schools and access a quality education. Because Denisha took advantage of the school choice options available in her state, she is the first person in her family to graduate from high school and college. And in 2017, she will also be the first in her fam...

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Witness Credits School Choice with Ending Her Family’s Cycle of Poverty

Denisha Merriweather, graduate student at the University of South Florida, testifies before members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing on the role school choice plays in empowering parents and expanding educational opportunity for children. Members learned how states and communities are increasing the quality and quantity of innovative school options, and discussed how ...

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