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  • Kline Statement: Hearing on Reviving Our Economy: Supporting a 21st Century Workforce
    Mar 20, 2014  - This committee has convened numerous hearings in Washington to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s classrooms and workplaces. Whenever possible, we like to bring the voices of everyday Americans to the Capitol to learn their ideas on how to move our country forward. But it’s... More
  • Salmon Statement: Hearing on Reviving Our Economy: Supporting a 21st Century Workforce
    Mar 20, 2014  - Here in Arizona, we not only enjoy fantastic winter weather, but also great traditions of educational opportunities and a pro-growth business environment. In fact, today we will hear from some of our great educational institutions on the innovative ways they are working to deliver education to our s... More
  • Heck Statement: "Reviving our Economy: How Career and Technical Education Can Strengthen the Workforce"
    Mar 18, 2014  - I recently visited Southwest Career and Technical Academy here in Nevada's Third District and met with students, teachers, and administrators to learn about the school and the courses they offer. I also got the chance to hear firsthand from students about their experiences with career and technical ... More
  • Government Watchdog Issues Latest Report on Broken Job Training System
    Mar 5, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statements after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report documenting the need to improve data repo... More
  • Kline Statement on Executive Order Affecting Federal Contractors
    Feb 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after President Obama signed an executive order affecting federal contractor employees: The president’s failed policies are crushing working families with high unemployment, rising health care costs... More
  • Kline, Roe Respond to CBO Report on Budget and Economic Outlook
    Feb 4, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) released the following statements after a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report revealed the president’s health care law could lead to a ... More
  • ICYMI: Biden's 47 Job-Training Flavors
    Feb 3, 2014  - President Obama last week asked Joe Biden to lead "an across-the-board reform" of federal job training that roots out ineffective and redundant programs. It's nice to hear the President admit that some government programs are wasteful, and if he's serious the spadework has already been done. Job-tr... More
  • Another program?
    Jan 31, 2014  - President Obama has announced he will create through executive fiat another federal job training program. That’s right – another program on top of the more than 50 federal employment and training programs that already exists. It might have been nice to wait for Vice President Biden to complete his r... More
  • Mr. President, We Know What’s Wrong With the Broken Job Training System; It’s Time to Fix It
    Jan 30, 2014  - In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a “year of action” that left many Americans unimpressed. As one political journalist wrote, the president’s agenda includes “small-bore executive orders, studies, summits.” President Obama’s lackluster to-do list was especially evident wh... More
  • Hearing Highlights Ways Colleges, Universities are Working to Expand Access to Low-Income Students
    Jan 28, 2014  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing entitled, “Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-Income and First Generation Students.” During the hearing, members learned about institutional effor... More