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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • 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
  • Obama's unfair union-election tilt
    Mar 28, 2014  - ​By Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representatives John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) The president is waging a public-relations campaign about income inequality in this country, but rather than focus on growing the economy and encouraging businesses to hire, this administration has fallen b... More
  • Walberg Statement: Hearing on Examining Recent Actions by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    Dec 4, 2013  - The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is charged with enforcing the affirmative action and nondiscrimination employment requirements governing federal contractors. It is a tremendous responsibility that affects more than 20,000 businesses and roughly one out of every five American worke... More
  • Walberg Introduces Bill to Protect Hospitals from Unprecedented Government Interference
    Dec 3, 2013  - Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, today introduced the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act (H.R. 3633). The legislation would prevent the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program... More
  • Committee Seeks Information on Regulatory Changes Affecting Federal Contractors
    Sep 20, 2013  - Dear Secretary Perez: On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (the department) announced its plans to finalize two new regulations concerning hiring and employment policies of federal contractors and subcontractors. These regulations will change requirements for hiring protected veterans a... More
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