• 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
  • Kline: This Is a Better Way to Give People Hope and Opportunity
    Jun 7, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN)—along with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans—this morning unveiled an initiative to lift people out of poverty and onto the ladder of opportunity. Developed by the Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward... More
  • 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