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  • Kline Statement: Hearing on “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Education”
    May 21, 2013  - I’d like to begin with a brief overview of what’s in the administration’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The president has asked for more than $71 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Education – up $5 billion from last year’s request and $3 billion from the year before. This... More
  • 5 Questions for Education Secretary Arne Duncan
    May 20, 2013  - Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Tuesday, May 21 to discuss the Department of Education’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2014. In advance of the hearing, the committee has compiled 5 key questions Secretary Duncan should address... More
  • Kline, Roe Applaud Passage of ObamaCare Repeal Bill
    May 16, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statements today after the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 45, legislation that would repeal Presi... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 45, To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    May 16, 2013  - Our nation is mired in a jobs crisis and the president’s health care law is making it worse. Since ObamaCare was first enacted in 2010, federal bureaucrats have written nearly 20,000 pages of new regulations. Meanwhile, America’s job creators are struggling to manage the full effects of the law in t... More
  • Foxx Statement: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute for H.R. 1911
    May 16, 2013  - As many of us know, on July 1, today’s 3.4 percent subsidized Stafford Loan interest rate is set to double to 6.8 percent for millions of current students – all because elected officials made a promise they couldn’t afford to keep for the long-haul. Student borrowers shouldn’t have to ride the rolle... More
  • House Approves Legislation to Give Working Families More Flexibility
    May 8, 2013  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013(H.R. 1406), legislation that will help more Americans balance the needs of family and work. Sponsored by Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), this commonsense proposal would allow private-sector employers to ... More
  • What They're Saying: Employers Support Enhanced Workplace Flexibility
    May 8, 2013  - Organizations representing the nation’s job creators are voicing support for the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), legislation that would allow private-sector employers to offer employees the option of accruing paid time off or ‘comp time' for overtime hours worked. As detailed i... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act
    May 8, 2013  - The House will consider today the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), this commonsense proposal will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime... More
  • ICYMI: Comp time: A workplace idea whose time has come
    Apr 26, 2013  - By Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) Should a working dad be forced to use up all of his vacation time in order to be involved in his child’s school? Should a military mom with her husband deployed have to dip into sick leave at work to make sure her kids have the parental support they need? Should someone w... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Highlights Need for Greater Workplace Flexibility
    Apr 25, 2013  - Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke on the House floor about how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) will help Americans better balance family and work. During his remarks, Chairman Kline highlighted the challenges many dad... More