• Zero Tolerance
    May 24, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to examine the misuse of AmeriCorps funds and ongoing oversight deficiencies at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Most recently, an investigation by the CN... More
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Demanding Accountability at the Corporation for National and Community Service”
    May 24, 2016  - The Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS, is in charge of overseeing the community service activities of more than eight different federal programs and initiatives. For the current fiscal year, CNCS received more than $1 billion to carry out these programs, one of which is the Ame... More
  • Overtime Rule Threatens Opportunity, Upward Mobility
    May 18, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement on the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule: Our nation’s overtime rules need to be streamlined and modernized to provid... More
  • Kline Statement on New Education Department Guidance
    May 13, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today issued the following statement in response to new Title IX guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice: These are deeply personal issues that should be discussed and decided openly, where all Americans have an op... More
  • #TBT: A Student Loans Success Story
    May 12, 2016  - Picture it. Washington, D.C., 2013. Policymakers are embroiled in a self-made crisis as student loan interest rates are on the brink of doubling. The president joins House Republicans in calling for a long-term, market-based solution that would get Washington out of the business of arbitrarily setti... More
  • Witnesses: Must Find Balance Between Education Research and Student Privacy
    Mar 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held a hearing today to examine federal policies affecting education research and student privacy. Members and witnesses discussed how education research is used, how states can protect student privacy while condu... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** TOMORROW: Committee to Examine Education Research and Student Privacy Protections
    Mar 21, 2016  - On Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House ... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education”
    Feb 24, 2016  - I want to extend a warm welcome to Acting Secretary of Education John King, who is with us to discuss the policies and priorities of the Department of Education. Dr. King has been at the helm of the department since January and was recently nominated by the president to serve as the next secretary o... More
  • We've Got Work to Do - Part 2
    Jan 15, 2016  - President Obama spent a lot of time shoring up his legacy during his State of the Union address, which helps explain why he reiterated numerous calls for more programs, more spending, and more government to address the challenges facing the American people. Near the top of the president’s outstandin... More
  • House Passes Bill to Extend Perkins Loan Program
    Dec 17, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) issued the following statements today after the House passed bipartisan legislation extending the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which expired earlier this year: “I applaud the House and Senate for comi... More