• Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): We Need School Lunch Reforms
    May 23, 2016  - As a country, we have long worked to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to achieve success. A quality education is one of the best paths to a brighter future, but students cannot learn and succeed in class if they are hungry or lack proper nutrition. That’s why ensuring all kids have ... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education”
    Feb 24, 2016  - I want to extend a warm welcome to Acting Secretary of Education John King, who is with us to discuss the policies and priorities of the Department of Education. Dr. King has been at the helm of the department since January and was recently nominated by the president to serve as the next secretary o... More
  • Kline on President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal
    Feb 9, 2016  - 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 eco... More
  • Labor Department Drops the Ball
    Feb 4, 2016  - 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passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce.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 bes... More
  • Office of Federal Student Aid Not Serving Best Interests of Students, Taxpayers
    Nov 18, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, chaired by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), today held a hearing to review the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Studen... More
  • Sweet 16
    Nov 3, 2015  - In the five years since it was enacted, ObamaCare has led to higher costs, fewer full-time jobs, and less access to trusted health care providers. That’s why House Republicans have continued working to dismantle a flawed law that is wreaking havoc on working families and small businesses. Democrats ... More
  • Kline, Roe Applaud House-Passed Bill to Protect Taxpayers, Dismantle ObamaCare
    Oct 23, 2015  - The House of Representatives today passed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) by a vote of 240 to 189. The legislation combines recommendations from the House committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means to dismantle ObamaC... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Committee to Mark Up Reconciliation Proposal
    Sep 28, 2015  - On Wednesday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will consider a reconciliation proposal introduced pursuant to S.Con.Res. 11, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The markup will take place in r... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** State and Local Education Leaders to Testify on Child Nutrition Programs
    Jun 22, 2015  - On Wednesday, June 24 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, “Child Nutrition Assistance: Looking at the Cost of Compliance for States and Schools.” The hearing will take place in room... More
  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Announces Deal to Improve American Workforce Development System
    May 21, 2014  - Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers announced that they have reached a deal to improve the nation’s workforce development system through new legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The bill, which will now be considered by both the House and Senate, modernizes... More