• ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Hearings to Examine K-12 Education Regulatory Proposal, Discussion Draft to Modernize Multiemployer Pensions
    Sep 20, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold hearings this week to examine the Department of Education’s “supplement, not supplant” regulatory proposal and a discussion draft to modernize multiemployer pensions. Both hearings will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office B... More
  • Modernizing Multiemployer Pensions
    Sep 14, 2016  - Multiemployer pensions as we know them today have been around for nearly 70 years. Of course, a lot has changed since the 1940s, so it’s long past time to bring the pension system into the 21st century. With the right set of reforms, Congress can deliver positive change that will benefit workers, em... More
  • Kline Releases Discussion Draft to Modernize Multiemployer Pensions
    Sep 9, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today unveiled a discussion draft of a proposal to modernize the nation’s multiemployer pension system. Part of the committee’s ongoing efforts to strengthen retirement security, the proposal follows years of bip... More
  • Kline Statement on Multiemployer Pension Reports
    Jun 17, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement today after the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released two reports documenting the significant challenges facing the multiemployer pension system: These reports put in... 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
  • 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
  • There's no 'tooth fairy' for pension fund bailout
    May 18, 2016  - Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline and former California Rep. George Miller, a Democrat, knew there’d be blowback as architects of a controversial 2014 reform allowing failing pension funds to cut accrued benefits. To their credit, the duo plowed forward with the legislation anyway, recognizing t... More