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  • Kline Statement on White House Education Report
    Feb 13, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to the White House education report released earlier today: “The White House report pretends the president’s budget proposal is the law of the land. It isn’t and never will be. In fact, ... More
  • Rep. Messer Introduces Bill to Safeguard Students and Educators from ObamaCare Burdens
    Feb 5, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Member Luke Messer (R-IN) today introduced legislation that would exempt schools, colleges, and universities from the health care law’s employer mandate. The Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by ObamaCare’s Obligatory Levies (SCHOOL) Act (H.R. 769) provides rel... More
  • Kline Statement on President’s Budget Proposal
    Feb 2, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal: A budget reflects priorities, and it’s clear the president’s priorities continue to be more spending, more taxes, and more governme... 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
  • Committee Leaders Request Information on EEOC's Religious Garb Guidance
    Jan 12, 2015  - Dear Chair Yang and Commissioners Barker, Feldblum, and Lipnic: On March 6, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a publication entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” and an accompanying fact sheet. Among other things, thi... More
  • Kline Statement on President's Higher Education Proposal
    Jan 9, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's higher education proposal: Encouraging more individuals to pursue training or earn a college degree is a national priority and community colleges play a vital role in tha... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond To NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Dec 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chair Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented a new rule speeding up the union election process: Af... 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
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Outlines Education and Workforce Priorities
    Nov 11, 2014  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today outlined broad priorities to help strengthen the nation’s classrooms and workplaces. Chairman Kline discusses in a new video steps Washington must take to support students and working families, such as fixing ... More
  • Left Turn: ObamaCare Still Hurting Working Families
    Oct 10, 2014  - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Billions of dollars wasted on a flawed website. Numerous unilateral actions and administrative delays. And a lot of happy talk. No matter how hard the Obama administration tries, it can’t shield Americans from the devastating consequences of the president’s unpopular health care l... More
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