• 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
  • Treasury's Teamsters Bailout Ploy
    May 16, 2016  - "In sum, the Obama Administration is flouting a law that President Obama signed in a way that jeopardizes worker pensions while dumping the problem on taxpayers." Congress passed legislation in 2014 to help insolvent multi-employer pension plans save themselves. But now the Obama Administration and... More
  • Kline, Scott Joint Statement on Multiemployer Pensions
    May 6, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) issued the following joint statement after the Department of Treasury issued its decision regarding the Central States Pension Fund: A pension crisis has been growing for decades,... More
  • Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More