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  • ICYMI: Pension Reform Benefits Businesses, Workers and Retirees
    Dec 19, 2014  - There are nearly 11 million workers and retirees across America, including more than 165,000 Minnesotans, who rely on the little known but economically vital multiemployer pension system. Nationwide, this system has an economic impact of approximately $38 billion — with more than $375 million in be... More
  • What They're Saying: Business and Union Leaders Support Bipartisan Agreement to Reform Multiemployer Pensions
    Dec 11, 2014  - Letters of support are pouring in for the bipartisan agreement to reform multiemployer pensions. Released by House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA), the proposal includes reforms to provide trustees with new tools to save troubled plans, ... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Multiemployer Pension Reform
    Dec 11, 2014  - After a bipartisan agreement to reform the multiemployer pension plan system and protect millions of workers from financial catastrophe was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today, Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senior Democratic Member George Mille... More
  • Kline Statement on Latest Pension Report
    Nov 17, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released its FY 2014 Annual Report, which shows the deficit in the agency's multiemployer insurance program has increased from $8.3 billion to $... More
  • Kline Statement on PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum
    Jul 14, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after it was announced Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Director Josh Gotbaum would step down: Director Gotbaum is to be commended for his years of dedicated service and unwavering commitment to... More
  • Committee Leaders Issue Joint Statement in Response to PBGC Financial Report
    Jun 30, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Education and the Workforce Committee Senior Democrat George Miller (D-CA), Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Senior Democrat J... More
  • Kline Delivers Remarks on Multiemployer Pension Reform at Bloomberg Government Event
    May 1, 2014  - Good morning. I appreciate that kind introduction and would like to begin by extending my thanks to Bloomberg Government for hosting us this morning, as well as to the Quality Construction Alliance for its support of today’s event. You are shining light on an important issue that frankly hasn’t rece... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Kline to Speak at Pension Reform Event Hosted by Bloomberg Government
    Apr 30, 2014  - On Thursday, May 1, 2014 House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) will deliver remarks on multiemployer pension reform at an event hosted by Bloomberg Government and sponsored by the Quality Construction Alliance. More than 10 million individuals participate in a mul... More
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Serving Seniors through the Older Americans Act"
    Feb 11, 2014  - Enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act was established to help older individuals continue living independently in their homes and remain active in their communities. The Act combines federal, state, and local resources to support programs and services that address the needs of the senior populatio... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Examine the Older Americans Act
    Feb 7, 2014  - On Tuesday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Serving Seniors Through the Older Americans Act.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Th... More
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