• Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat"
    Sep 21, 2016  - When the committee last met to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act, we heard concerns from state and local education leaders that the administration is not implementing the law in a way that respects its letter and intent. Since that time, the Department of Education has released a regulatory pro... More
  • Committee Seeks Information to Hold Agencies Accountable for End-of-Term Agenda
    Sep 21, 2016  - House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and other committee leaders sent oversight letters to both the Department of Education and the Department of Labor regarding “the precedent that exists for increased regulatory actions executed by outgoing administrations.” Sp... More
  • Kline, Rokita Statement on New Head Start Performance Standards
    Sep 1, 2016  - Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule revising the Head Start Progr... More
  • “Unprecedented New Leverage” for Unions
    Aug 30, 2016  - Is it too early to say we told you so? The Obama administration claims its blacklisting rule is about ensuring federal contractors deliver “fair pay and safe workplaces.” But since there has long been a process in place to hold federal contractors accountable, there has always been more than meets t... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond to Administration’s Final Blacklisting Regulation
    Aug 24, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), issued the following joint statement today in response to the administr... More
  • "Regulatory Limbo" Under the NLRB
    Aug 9, 2016  - One year ago, bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed a gift to Big Labor that will upend a business model that's paved the way to the American Dream for countless individuals. The NLRB’s partisan decision in Browning-Ferris Industries overturned decades of labor policy, and ... More
  • Demanding Accountability for Student Borrowers and Taxpayers
    Aug 8, 2016  - The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has a record—and it’s not one to brag about. Designated a performance-based organization by Congress, FSA has an obligation to set and meet clear and measurable goals, customer service standards, and performance targets. Unfortunately... More