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  • Getting It Right
    Feb 1, 2016  - Protecting the retirement security of hardworking Americans is an important bipartisan priority. This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider a bipartisan legislative solution that will do just that. This effort stands in stark contrast to the extreme, partisan approach unde... More
  • Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    Feb 1, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: As a country, we face a number of significant retirement challenges. Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- a... More
  • Roe Statement: Hearing on “Principles for Ensuring Retirement Advice Serves the Best Interests of Working Families and Retirees”
    Dec 2, 2015  - Retirement security is something many Americans work hard to achieve, but doing so can be very challenging. While many individuals understand the need to plan for retirement, they don’t necessarily know the best way to do so. That’s why many workers rely on financial advisors to help them build a fo... More
  • 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