• 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
  • Republicans Unveil A Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Jun 7, 2016  - Today, at House of Help City of Hope in Anacostia, Republicans unveiled an initiative aimed at lifting people out of poverty and onto the ladder of opportunity. It is the first plank of A Better Way, a bold policy agenda to tackle some of the country’s biggest challenges. Our plan—available now at b... More
  • House and Senate Education Committee Chairmen: ESSA Accountability Regulations Need Close Review
    May 26, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released the following statements after the Department of Education released its proposed regulation implementing “accountability” provis... More
  • Additional Assistance—Without the Additional Cost
    May 24, 2016  - The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act (H.R. 5003) takes a number of positive steps to help ensure all children have access to healthy meals. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), the bill contains commonsense reforms th... More
  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): We Need School Lunch Reforms
    May 23, 2016  - As a country, we have long worked to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to achieve success. A quality education is one of the best paths to a brighter future, but students cannot learn and succeed in class if they are hungry or lack proper nutrition. That’s why ensuring all kids have ... More
  • Better Serving Students and Families
    May 18, 2016  - Since the passage of the National School Lunch Act in 1946, child nutrition programs have played a significant role in the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families. Helping all children receive nutritious meals has helped students learn and succeed in the classroom. However, in recent y... More