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  • Committee Leaders Applaud Passage of Bill to Protect Tribal Sovereignty
    Nov 17, 2015  - The House of Representatives today passed the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 (H.R. 511) by a vote of 249 to 177. The legislation will protect the sovereignty of Native American tribes by preventing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from exerting jurisdiction over tribal businesses on t... More
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on President's Latest Workplace Executive Order
    Sep 7, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today issued the following joint statement in response to the president’s paid sick leave executive order announcement: For more than a decade, Republicans have c... More
  • What If Congress Doesn't Replace NCLB? Part II
    Apr 10, 2015  - The Obama administration’s temporary, conditional waiver scheme has masked the harsh reality of America’s current K-12 education landscape: No Child Left Behind remains the law of the land. In other words: Virtually all schools are considered failing under the law’s one-size-fits-all, high-stakes ac... More
  • What If Congress Doesn’t Replace NCLB? Part I
    Apr 9, 2015  - State education leaders recently gathered in Washington to send an urgent message: America’s K-12 education system is broken, and only a new law can fix it. They’re talking about the need for Congress to replaceNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) through the legislative process. That is precisely what House... More
  • Kline, Ryan, Upton Respond to King v. Burwell Oral Arguments
    Mar 4, 2015  - Chairmen John Kline (R-MN), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Fred Upton (R-MI) responded to today’s Supreme Court oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case. The chairmen, who attended this morning’s oral arguments, are leading the House Republican working group to develop a plan to replace the president’s hea... More
  • Kline Statement on Paid Sick Leave
    Jan 15, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding the president's call for legislation that would mandate employers provide paid sick leave: Working families are being squeezed and the answer isn’t more government. The president has shown... More
  • Kline, Alexander Respond to Administration’s College Ratings Proposal
    Dec 19, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) issued the following statements after the Department of Education released the framework for an unprecedented college ratings syst... More
  • Kline Statement on President’s Immigration Announcement
    Nov 20, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his plans to unilaterally change federal immigration laws: The president's brazen disregard for the rule of law and the constitutional limits of his office continues ... More
  • Rokita Statement: Hearing on “How Data Mining Threatens Students' Privacy”
    Jun 25, 2014  - We are dealing with an issue today that is both critically important and exceptionally complex. Why is it so important? As we fight for all Americans looking to build better lives for themselves and their families, we know that a quality education is at the root of that better life. With very few ex... 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