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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Kline Statement on Paid Sick Leave
    Jan 15, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding the president's call for legislation that would mandate employers provide paid sick leave: Working families are being squeezed and the answer isn’t more government. The president has shown... More
  • Committee Leaders Request Information on EEOC's Religious Garb Guidance
    Jan 12, 2015  - Dear Chair Yang and Commissioners Barker, Feldblum, and Lipnic: On March 6, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a publication entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” and an accompanying fact sheet. Among other things, thi... More
  • Kline, Alexander Respond to Administration’s College Ratings Proposal
    Dec 19, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) issued the following statements after the Department of Education released the framework for an unprecedented college ratings syst... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond To NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Dec 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chair Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented a new rule speeding up the union election process: Af... More
  • ObamaCare 2.0: Same Old Headaches for Nation's Classrooms
    Nov 24, 2014  - The second year of the ObamaCare open enrollment season has begun and Americans are more displeased than ever with the president’s health care law. Schools, in particular, continue to feel the law’s negative effects, from increased costs to diminished services. In Louisiana, administrators are being... More
  • Kline Statement on President’s Immigration Announcement
    Nov 20, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his plans to unilaterally change federal immigration laws: The president's brazen disregard for the rule of law and the constitutional limits of his office continues ... More
  • Kline Statement on Latest Pension Report
    Nov 17, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released its FY 2014 Annual Report, which shows the deficit in the agency's multiemployer insurance program has increased from $8.3 billion to $... More
  • What Responsible Safety Enforcement Looks Like
    Oct 17, 2014  - Providing every American worker strong health and safety protections is a priority that stretches across party lines. That is why the House Education and the Workforce Committee has raised concerns with a number of actions taken by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, such as: Altering... More
  • Kline, Rokita Praise Senate Action on Bill to Strengthen Education Research
    Sep 17, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) today released the following joint statement commending the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee for approvin... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from NLRB General Counsel on Joint-Employer Standard
    Sep 17, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe have asked National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin to provide documents and information concerning his effort to rewrite the... More
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