• Congressional Leaders Raise Concerns with Integrity of ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking
    May 17, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN)—along with Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN)—today wrote to the Department... 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
  • Kline, Alexander: Nonpartisan Government Analysis Confirms Education Department’s Proposed Regulation Is Against the Law
    May 11, 2016  - A new report by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) finds the Department of Education’s proposed “supplement not supplant” regulation goes beyond “a plain language reading of the statute” and is likely against the law. The CRS report was prepared in response to broad congressional ... More
  • A Matter of Fact: Improving Child Nutrition
    May 3, 2016  - Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. That’s why House Republicans have introduced H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, to strengthen nutrition assistance for children, families, and taxpayers. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elemen... More
  • Kline: SOAR Act Puts D.C. Students on the Path to Hope
    Apr 29, 2016  - Ahead of House passage today of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) urged members to support the legislation and renew a “vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia.” Intr... More
  • Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Apr 29, 2016  - I rise today in strong support of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which will renew our vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia. In passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, we took important steps to support and encourage greater school choice for students and the... More
  • Rokita Introduces Bill to Reauthorize, Reform Child Nutrition Assistance
    Apr 20, 2016  - Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, today introduced the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003). The bill will reauthorize and reform federal child nutrition programs to ensure states and schools have... More