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  • Senate, House Education Chairs Demand Administration End “Unprecedented Overreach” into College Accreditation Process
    Oct 23, 2015  - The chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House education committees today called on a federal agency with authority over consumer financial products to immediately halt its “unprecedented” investigation into a college accreditor. Senate chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and House chairman John Kline (R-MN)... More
  • Senate, House Education Chairs Demand Administration End “Unprecedented Overreach” into College Accreditation Process
    Oct 23, 2015  - Dear Director Cordray: We write to request you immediately rescind the issuance of a civil investigative demand to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and halt any other planned investigatory actions regarding accreditors or the accreditation of institutions of high... More
  • Presidential Veto Would Punish Military Families and Students
    Oct 22, 2015  - Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner signed the National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that provides critical resources to help ensure a strong national defense. Despite bipartisan support for the plan, the administration has promised an unprecedented veto that would put America’s ... More
  • Kline, Foxx Seek Information on Interagency Task Force
    Oct 20, 2015  - Dear Secretary Duncan: The Department of Education (department) has indicated the formation of an interagency task force (task force) for oversight of proprietary institutions of higher education. Additionally, the department has indicated this task force met in May and would seek public input from ... More
  • Is Secretary Perez Listening?
    Oct 15, 2015  - Members of Congress still have a lot to say about a Department of Labor proposal that will make it harder for low- and middle-class families to save for retirement. While policymakers have already spoken out on the regulatory proposal, it’s clear that concerns persist – even among those in the presi... More
  • What’s Missing from the Conversation
    Oct 7, 2015  - The White House is hosting a summit to “start the conversation” on amplifying workers’ voices. It’s an interesting idea for an administration that’s been largely tone deaf to the challenges facing working families. Anyone who has been listening knows that the president’s failed policies are hurting ... More
  • Small Businesses Speak Out on Overtime Proposal
    Sep 17, 2015  - For months, employees, job creators, and policymakers have warned about the consequences of the Department of Labor’s overtime proposal. So far, these concerns are falling on deaf ears. Now, an independent office within the president’s own Small Business Administration is expressing concerns as well... More
  • More Time for Overtime: Denied
    Sep 1, 2015  - Adding insult to injury, the Department of Labor has decided to NOT provide the public more time to weigh in on its overtime proposal. Having heard numerous concerns from stakeholders, the Committee on Education and the Workforce wrote to the department, noting that “the amount of time provided for ... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services"
    Jul 28, 2015  - As is often the case when an agency secretary appears before the committee, we have a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time. That is especially true for an agency as big, powerful, and costly as the Department of Health and Human Services. By the end of the current fiscal year, HHS is exp... More
  • Overtime Regulation Will Stifle Flexibility and Opportunity for Workers
    Jul 23, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a hearing on the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to federal overtime rules. The hearing explored the impact the proposal would have on employee choice and opportunity, as well as the significant costs i... More