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Kline: Strengthening Classrooms and Workplaces Will Continue to Be Committee's Leading Priority

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released the following statement after informing his constituents he will not seek reelection in 2016: Strengthening our nation's classrooms and workplaces has been at the forefront of the committee's agenda since I was first selected to serve as chairman, and it will continue to be my leading priority in the months ahead. Whether it's replacing No Child Left Behind, holding the Obama administration accountable for its ...

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More Time for Overtime: Denied

Adding insult to injury, the Department of Labor has decided to NOT provide the public more time to weigh in on its overtime proposal. Having heard numerous concerns from stakeholders, the Committee on Education and the Workforce wrote to the department, noting that “the amount of time provided for public comment is insufficient given the significance of the proposed changes.” As the letter explained: The public must be given adequate time to review, evaluate, and provide meaningful comments whe...

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WSJ: NLRB’s Joint Employer Attack

The partisan National Labor Relations Board this week continued its radical campaign to transform America's workplaces by issuing a decision that redefines what its means to be an employer. Reps. John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) noted that the board's decision "set dangerous precedent" that will "threaten the livelihoods of men and women who achieved the dream of owning a small business and will make it even harder for others to pursue the same opportunity." Today, the Wall Street Journal e...

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The NLRB’s Latest Blow to Working Families and Small Businesses

They’ve done it again. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down another misguided decision that will have costly consequences for working families and small businesses. This time, the activist board has redefined what it means to be an employer, blurring the lines of responsibility for decisions affecting the day-to-day operations of hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country. As House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Emplo...

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