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Kline: SOAR Act Puts D.C. Students on the Path to Hope

Ahead of House passage today of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) urged members to support the legislation and renew a “vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia.” Introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the bill (H.R. 4901) will provide support for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, D.C. public schools, a...

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Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act

I rise today in strong support of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which will renew our vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia. In passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, we took important steps to support and encourage greater school choice for students and their families. These reforms empower parents to do what’s best for their child’s education, and help ensure that all children are able to receive the excellent education they deserve—regardless of their...

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House Passes Resolution Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statements after the House passed H. J. Res. 88, a resolution that will block the Department of Labor’s misguided “fiduciary” rule and protect access to affordable retirement advice. “We have taken an important step in protecting access to affordable retirement advice and helping more Americans retire with financial security and pe...

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Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Help Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved H.R. 4843, the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act. Introduced by Reps. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the bipartisan legislation will require the Department of Health and Human Services to better ensure states are meeting current child welfare requirements, particularly protections for infants born with illegal substance exposure. The bill passed the committee by a voice v...

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