• Kline Questions Burwell on Early Childhood Development, ESSA Implementation
    Mar 15, 2016  - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified before the Committee on Education and the Workforce at a hearing to examine a number of the department’s policies and responsibilities, including early childhood development. During his opening remarks, Chairman John Kline (R... More
  • Kline Questions Burwell on Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
    Mar 15, 2016  - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is testifying before the Committee on Education and the Workforce at a hearing that is examining a number of the department’s policies and responsibilities, including efforts to help states prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. As ... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services"
    Mar 15, 2016  - From welfare and health care to early childhood development and support services for older Americans, the policies your department oversees affect the lives of millions of Americans. Conversations like this one are vitally important as we work to ensure the department is acting in the best interests... More
  • A Multi-Billion Dollar Shot in the Dark
    Mar 10, 2016  - The Department of Labor has spent years crafting a regulatory proposal that would make it harder for low- and middle-income workers to plan and save for retirement. So some may be perplexed by a new effort underway at the department—one that’s hardly been noticed and casts fresh doubts over the depa... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** NEXT WEEK: Secretaries Burwell and Perez to Testify on Administration's Policies and Priorities
    Mar 9, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings next week featuring testimony from administration officials. On Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of th... More
  • The Silent Treatment
    Mar 3, 2016  - For months, the Department of Labor has been working behind closed doors on a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for low- and middle-income families to save for retirement. And for months, bipartisan concerns regarding the department’s “fiduciary” proposal have fallen on deaf ears. Most re... More
  • A Warning Against Repeating Past Mistakes
    Mar 2, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Rep.... More
  • When It Comes to Testing, ESSA Empowers States, Parents
    Mar 1, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Noti... More
  • Fundamentally Different
    Feb 29, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Focu... More
  • An End to Common Core Coercion
    Feb 26, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Focu... More