• Kline Statement on February Jobs Report
    Mar 4, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for February 2016: Today’s jobs report shows that more Americans are back to work and our workforce continues to improve. However, it’s also ... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** THIS WEEK: Acting Secretary of Education King to Testify on Department Priorities, Next Steps for K-12 Education Reform
    Feb 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings this week featuring testimony from Dr. John B. King, Jr., acting secretary of education. Members will first have the opportunity to broadly examine the department’s policies and priorities,... More
  • Kline, Walberg Seek Information on DOL's Overtime Proposal Outreach
    Feb 12, 2016  - Dear Secretary Perez: On August 21, 2015, we were joined by 20 of our colleagues in requesting an additional 60 days of public comment on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (the Department) proposal to update the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In a letter dated August 31, 2015... More
  • Kline Statement on January Jobs Report
    Feb 5, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for January 2016: The American people know there is a lot of potential for the economy to do better. Stagnant wages, higher health care costs... More
  • Labor Department Drops the Ball
    Feb 4, 2016  - With the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce. The law puts the bes... More
  • Kline Statement on December Jobs Report
    Jan 8, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for December 2015: It is always good to hear that more Americans are back to work, but we cannot forget the very real challenges countless me... More
  • Walberg Statement: Hearing on “How the Administration's Regulatory Onslaught Is Affecting Workers and Job Creators"
    Dec 9, 2015  - The end of the year is an important time to reflect on what has been accomplished and what work remains to be done. As members of the Education and the Workforce Committee, this is especially important as we consider the significant challenges many workers continue to face. Recent months have shown ... More
  • Roe Statement: Hearing on “Principles for Ensuring Retirement Advice Serves the Best Interests of Working Families and Retirees”
    Dec 2, 2015  - Retirement security is something many Americans work hard to achieve, but doing so can be very challenging. While many individuals understand the need to plan for retirement, they don’t necessarily know the best way to do so. That’s why many workers rely on financial advisors to help them build a fo... More
  • Foxx: Apprenticeships Can Change Lives
    Nov 5, 2015  - In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke moments ago about the important role apprenticeships play in helping Americans compete for today’s high-skilled, in-demand jobs. For far too long, there has been a dis... More
  • Putting Americans Back to Work with 21st Century Skills
    Nov 4, 2015  - This week marks National Apprenticeship Week, a time for students, employees, educators, job creators, and policymakers to reflect on the critical role education and on-the-job experience play in helping Americans succeed in an increasingly competitive and evolving workforce. As conversations take p... More