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Kline on President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement in response to the president’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request: The American people aren’t interested in continuing the same failed policies that have fostered an anemic economy, stagnant wages, and a lack of full-time jobs. Yet that’s precisely what the president’s budget would do. It doubles down on the false hope that the federal government – through more spending, mo...

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*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** State and Local Education Leaders to Discuss Next Steps for Every Student Succeeds Act

On Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. In December 2015, Congress passed and the president signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act. The law replaces the failed No Child Left Behi...

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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passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce.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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