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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...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 2465, the Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act
Jul 13, 2011 -
The committee will now consider H.R. 2465, bipartisan legislation that begins an important effort to modernize and reform the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. The current debt limit debate is a stark reminder of the size and cost of the federal government. It is our responsibility as stewards of...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Demanding Accountability in National Service Programs"
Jun 23, 2011 -
America has always been known as a place where volunteerism exists in every community. Whether serving at a local food bank, assisting those who spend their nights at a nearby shelter, or simply lending a helping hand to a neighbor in need, those who volunteer their time and resources on behalf of t...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on “Reviewing Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees”
May 12, 2011 -
It has been nearly 100 years since the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. The law establishes a program for federal workers to receive compensation for lost wages, medical care, and rehabilitation services resulting from an injury or illness incurred...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services"
May 5, 2011 -
Good morning and welcome Madam Secretary. I believe this is your first appearance before the committee, and we certainly appreciate the opportunity to meet with you today. I realize your time is valuable and we only have a small window to discuss a wide range of topics. I will keep my opening remark...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Department of Labor's Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act"
Apr 14, 2011 -
Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing. I would like to thank our witnesses for joining us. Our panel has a wide range of knowledge and experience with the Davis-Bacon Act, and your testimony will provide important insight as we work to ensure the law is serving the interests of job-creators, ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education"
Mar 9, 2011 -
Good afternoon to our guests and 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 regarding the president’s budget proposal and the current state of education in the nation. Our co...