• 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
  • 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 - H.R. 4293 and H.R. 4294
    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- an... 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