• Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5529, "Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act"
    Jun 22, 2016  - Like many states, Nevada has a severe doctor shortage. While the number of patients is steadily increasing, there continues to be too few qualified health care providers to meet this growing demand for care. Additionally, while the Hispanic population is growing throughout the country, especially in... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of Higher Education Legislation
    Jun 22, 2016  - Today, the committee will consider a number of bipartisan bills. Each bill has a different focus, but all share a common goal: strengthening America’s higher education system. Our country’s higher education system offers students from all walks of life opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skil... More
  • THIS WEDNESDAY: Committee to Take Steps to Improve Higher Education
    Jun 20, 2016  - Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today introduced several bipartisan bills that will help strengthen higher education for students and taxpayers. The legislative proposals will help simplify and improve the student financial aid process, as well as enhance existing suppo... More
  • New GAO Report Outlines Weaknesses in Education Department’s Direct Loan Program
    Jun 15, 2016  - A report released today by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed a number of weaknesses in the Department of Education’s federal Direct Loan program, which provides loans to undergraduate and graduate students and their families. Requested by Republican leaders in the House... More
  • A Change of Course for All Americans
    Jun 14, 2016  - Fewer than one-third of Americans are satisfied with the direction in which the country is moving, and the economy continues to rank as the most important problem we face as a nation. As House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) explained after last month’s troubling job... More
  • Kline, Foxx Statement on New Education Department Regulatory Proposal
    Jun 13, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today issued the following joint statement regarding the Department of Education's new proposed regulation affecting student borrowers: When... More
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL): A Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Jun 8, 2016  - “The answer to the welfare crisis is work, jobs, self-sufficiency, and family integrity; not a massive new extension of welfare.” Those aren’t the words of a southern, conservative Republican in 2016. Instead, those are the words of liberal, former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Far too o... More