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Foxx Statement: Field Hearing on "Reviving our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development"
Apr 9, 2013 -
Good morning, and welcome to the first field hearing of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the 113th Congress. It is good to be here in Michigan’s 7th District with my esteemed colleague Representative Walberg. Thank you all for joining us. I’d like to extend a special th...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Role of Lower-SKilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy"
Mar 14, 2013 -
Legal immigration is a hallmark of this great country. Families and individuals from around the world have come to our shores in pursuit of freedom and opportunity. President Reagan often referred to our nation as “a shining city upon a hill.” For those who have followed its light, we have tried to ...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (H.R. 803)
Mar 6, 2013 -
Today the committee will consider H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act. This important legislation will strengthen the workforce investment system, help put Americans back to work, and make our nation more competitive in the 21st century. Through the committee’s ov...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Putting America Back to Work: Reforming the Nation's Workforce Investment System"
Feb 26, 2013 -
We begin the new Congress addressing a familiar challenge. Over the last two years, the committee has taken a close look at the realities of a broken workforce development system. Just yesterday, North Carolina’s Greensboro News & Record drew attention to the problem of potentially thousands of well...
Foxx Statment: Markup of H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012
Jun 7, 2012 -
Thank you, Chairman Kline. Before I describe the changes included in the substitute amendment, I would like to thank you and your staff for all the hard work invested in the legislation we are considering today. I would also like to thank Representatives Buck McKeon and Joe Heck – my partners in thi...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012
Jun 7, 2012 -
Today we will consider H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012. The legislation makes long overdue changes to the Workforce Investment Act, which expired nearly a decade ago. I want to thank my colleagues for their work on this issue, including the sponsors of the legislation, Re...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services"
Apr 26, 2012 -
In his Fiscal Year 2013 budget, President Obama requests $932 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, one of the largest allocations for any federal agency. Nearly $70 billion of this request is dedicated to various social services programs, including Head Start and Community Servic...
Kline Statement: Hearing on H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012
Apr 17, 2012 -
Today, we will examine H.R. 4297, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012. The legislation will provide a more dynamic, effective, and accountable workforce development system. I would like to thank our witnesses for being with us. I also want to extend my appreciation to Representatives Vi...
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 ...