• House Passes Bill to Strengthen Protections Against Child Abuse and Neglect
    May 11, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) today released the following statements after the House passed the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act (H.R. 4843) by a vote of 421 to 0. As part of a broader House effort to address the country’... More
  • Kline, Alexander: Nonpartisan Government Analysis Confirms Education Department’s Proposed Regulation Is Against the Law
    May 11, 2016  - A new report by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) finds the Department of Education’s proposed “supplement not supplant” regulation goes beyond “a plain language reading of the statute” and is likely against the law. The CRS report was prepared in response to broad congressional ... More
  • Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act - H.R. 4843
    May 10, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Preventing child abuse and neglect is a priority that reaches across party lines, and federal policies have long supported state efforts to identify, assess, and treat children who are victims of abuse and neglect. One of those policies, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CA... More
  • Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More
  • The 0.5% Economy
    May 4, 2016  - President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then ... More
  • House Passes Resolution Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice
    Apr 28, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statements after the House passed H. J. Res. 88, a resolution that will block the Department of Labor’s misguided “fiduciary” rule an... More
  • Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Help Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
    Apr 28, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved H.R. 4843, the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act. Introduced by Reps. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the bipartisan legislation will require the Department of Health and Huma... More