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  • Kline Statement: H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act
    Apr 2, 2014  - I have the privilege of serving as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. As the name suggests, the committee has broad jurisdiction over policies affecting our nation’s classrooms and workplaces. It goes without saying that both face difficult challenges today. Budget constrai... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College Within Reach: Meeting the Needs of Contemporary Students"
    Apr 2, 2014  - Student demographics are changing rapidly and remarkably. The days when the majority of college students were between the ages of 18 and 22, attending college full-time right after graduating from high school, are over. Today more than half of postsecondary students are so-called “non-traditional” s... More
  • Walberg Statement: "H.R. 3633, the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act"
    Mar 13, 2014  - I’d like to welcome our guests and thank our witnesses for being with us as we discuss H.R. 3633, the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act. The bill is the result of the committee’s continued oversight of the Department of Labor, which shed light on an unprecede... More
  • New Reports Highlight ObamaCare Burdens for Workers and Employers
    Mar 7, 2014  - From lower wages to skyrocketing costs, the president’s health care law is wreaking havoc on America’s workplaces. The administration has tried desperately to disguise ObamaCare’s harmful effects by changing or delaying portions of the law through executive fiat, but no delay can truly ease the pain... More
  • ObamaCare’s Growing Threat to America’s Education System
    Feb 25, 2014  - The ObamaCare credibility gap continues to grow as new evidence of broken promises comes to light. Despite the administration’s repeated pledge health care reform would not harm employment, the New York Times reports teachers and school workers are already experiencing cuts to hours and income than... More
  • Kline Responds to the State of the Union Address
    Jan 28, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: The president discussed a number of critical challenges that need to be addressed, such as strengthening job training assistance, support... More
  • Students, Schools, and Colleges Struggle with ObamaCare Consequences
    Jan 23, 2014  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee is investigating the effects of President Obama's health care law on the nation's schools. Click on the graphic below to read stories collected from news reports, witness testimony, and education stakeholders across the country. Want to share #YourStor... More
  • Kentucky Job Creators Lament Harmful Effects of President Obama’s Health Care Law
    Aug 27, 2013  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today held a field hearing in Lexington, Kentucky to examine the health care challenges facing workers and employers in the Bluegrass State. Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY), John Yarmuth (D-KY), and An... More
  • Joint Hearing Examines Employer Mandate Delay
    Jul 23, 2013  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a joint hearing to examine the Obama administration’s recent decision to delay enforcement of the health care la... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Hearing to Examine Employer Mandate Delay
    Jul 19, 2013  - On Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a joint hearing entitled, “The Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and its E... More