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  • Kline, Foxx Introduce Market-Based Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation
    May 9, 2013  - House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today introduced legislation to tackle the upcoming student loan interest rate cliff by moving to a market-based solution. The Smarter... More
  • Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Raising the Bar: Reviewing STEM Education in America"
    Apr 10, 2013  - Good morning. I’d like to start by thanking our panel of witnesses for joining us today. This hearing provides a valuable opportunity to discuss the state of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education in America. In the past 10 years the number of STEM jobs grew three times... More
  • Kline, Roe Ask NLRB to Detail Effects of Sequestration
    Mar 15, 2013  - Dear Chairman Pearce and Acting General Counsel Solomon: As you know, the Budget Control Act of 2011 required Congress to enact legislation to achieve deficit reduction levels of at least $1.2 trillion by January 15, 2012. Failure to enact legislation would trigger a sequestration order - automatic... More
  • Left Turn: Mr. President, why not try responsible spending cuts?
    Feb 28, 2013  - To get the nation’s fiscal house in order, the American people shouldn’t have to choose between higher taxes and indiscriminate budget cuts. Yet that is precisely the false choice President Obama wants the country to make. House Republicans have twice advanced a responsible alternative, one that add... More
  • Left Turn: Obama Pre-K Proposal Raises Serious Questions
    Feb 14, 2013  - When President Obama called for expanded access to early childhood education during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline warned, “Before we spend more taxpayer dollars on new programs, we must first review what is and is not working... More
  • State of the Union Preview: Five Questions the President Must Answer
    Feb 12, 2013  - The nation will tune in tonight to hear President Obama discuss the State of the Union. As is always the case with this solemn occasion, Americans from every walk of life will listen closely as the president outlines the challenges we face and offers his ideas for leading the country toward a bright... More
  • ICYMI: What's Next for Head Start?
    Nov 16, 2012  - Each year, the federal government spends more than seven billion dollars on Head Start, a program designed to help low-income children prepare for success in school and in life. In an effort to ensure the program is working for families and taxpayers, congressional leaders in the House and Senate h... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Claims Processing Efficiency Under Davis-Bacon Act
    Nov 13, 2012  - The House of Representatives today approved the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (H.R. 6371), legislation that moves responsibility for wage claims adjustments for workers employed by federal contractors from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Depart... More
  • Kline Statement on President’s Decision to Ignore Sequestration Transparency Act Deadline
    Sep 7, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released the following statement on President Obama’s failure to comply with the Sequestration Transparency Act: Forty-three straight months of unemployment above 8 percent is a difficult reminder of President Obama’s fai... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Calls for Senate Action on Stafford Loan Interest Rates
    Jun 25, 2012  - House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) appeared on Sunday’s edition of C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program to discuss student loans and Republican efforts to prevent a scheduled rate increase on subsidized Stafford Loans without raising taxes or adding to the deficit. Educ... More