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Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Education"
Mar 28, 2012 -
Welcome back, Secretary Duncan, to the Education and the Workforce Committee. We realize your time is valuable and we appreciate the opportunity to speak with you today about the president’s budget proposal. When we met this time last year, we discussed the importance of using taxpayer dollars wisel...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Labor"
Mar 21, 2012 -
Good morning, Secretary Solis. Thank you for being with us today to discuss the policies and priorities of the Department of Labor. On February 13, President Obama released his fourth budget proposal since taking office. The Associated Press reported the fiscal year 2013 budget blueprint “[takes] a ...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Ensuring Regulations Protect Access to Affordable and Quality Companion Care"
Mar 20, 2012 -
Today, we will examine the Department of Labor’s effort to narrow the long-standing companionship services exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As we all know, the FLSA continues to serve as the foundation of federal wage and hour standards. Today’s discussion is not about whether we stand ...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College within Reach: Discussing Ways Institutions Can Streamline Costs and Reduce Tuition"
Nov 30, 2011 -
Over the past decade, the cost of attending college has increased dramatically. According to the College Board, in-state tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities have increased approximately 72 percent since 2001. In my home state of North Carolina, the sticker price for four-y...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Government-Run Student Loans: Ensuring the Direct Loan Program is Accountable to Students and Taxpayers"
Oct 25, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. We appreciate the opportunity to hear your perspective on the Department of Education’s implementation of the Direct Loan program. Nineteen months ago, the Democrat-controlled Congress ap...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "The Fair Labor Standards Act: Is It Meeting the Needs of the Twenty-First Century Economy?"
Jul 14, 2011 -
Since the start of the 112th Congress, the Education and the Workforce Committee has actively examined federal laws, rules, and regulations within our jurisdiction. The intent of our oversight has been to take a close look at federal policies and their impact on the economy, job creation, and taxpay...
Walberg Statement: Markup of H.R. 2465, the Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act
Jul 13, 2011 -
I appreciate the opportunity to speak briefly on the legislation before the committee this morning. I would like thank you, Mr. Miller, and Ms. Woolsey for your leadership, and for working with us to advance federal workers’ compensation reform. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act has long repre...