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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** State and Local Education Leaders to Testify on Child Nutrition Programs
Jun 22, 2015 -
On Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Child Nutrition Assistance: Looking at the Cost of Compliance for States and Schools.” The hearing will take place in room...
Kline Statment: Hearing on "Examining the Federal Government's Mismanagement of Native American Schools"
May 14, 2015 -
I’d like to begin by thanking Dr. Roessel and Mr. Mendoza for participating in this hearing. We are disappointed that Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, declined an invitation to join us this morning. Mr. Washburn would bring an important perspective to this discussion, and it is...
Committee Leaders Seek Information Following Reports of Neglect and Abuse at Head Start Centers
Apr 14, 2015 -
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) have requested information about how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responds to reports of ne...
Committee Explores Proposals to Strengthen Pell Grant Program to Better Support Low-Income Students
Dec 3, 2013 -
The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing entitled, “Keeping College Within Reach: Strengthening the Pell Grant Program for Future Generations.” The 11th hearing in a series designed to prepare for the Higher Education Act...
The REINS Act: Strengthening Regulatory Accountability For America’s Students and Workers
Aug 1, 2013 -
This week the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), the legislation would require federal agencies to submit major regulations (those with an annual economic effect of more t...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “Examining the Labor Department’s Proposed Reforms to the FECA Program"
Jul 10, 2013 -
Today’s hearing is part of an effort that began last Congress to improve the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. In 2011 the House passed with strong bipartisan support a package of reforms that would have strengthened the FECA program. Among other provisions, the bill would have improved administr...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Promoting Accuracy and Accountability of the Davis-Bacon Act"
Jun 18, 2013 -
Enacted in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act requires the payment of local prevailing wages to workers on federal construction projects. Determining local prevailing wage rates is a complicated process, one that involves the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division conducting surveys to collect wage and...