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Education & Labor Committee Republicans
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The Foundation for Success: Discussing Early Childhood Education and Care in America"
Feb 5, 2014 -
The debate on early childhood education has taken center stage in recent months. In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama called early education “one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life.” He’s right. Early childhood education and development programs can have a ...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda: Changing Long-Standing Policies Outside the Public Rulemaking Process"
Feb 4, 2014 -
In recent weeks there has been a great deal of discussion about the use of executive power. President Obama promised in his State of the Union address to go around Congress when necessary to advance his own agenda. The president’s remarks fit a pattern we’re all too familiar with under this administ...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-Income and First Generation Students"
Jan 28, 2014 -
This is the 12th hearing the committee has held examining a wide range of issues facing the higher education community. From simplifying federal student aid programs to increasing transparency, each hearing has provided a forum to discuss ways we can strengthen the nation’s postsecondary education s...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on Examining Recent Actions by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Dec 4, 2013 -
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is charged with enforcing the affirmative action and nondiscrimination employment requirements governing federal contractors. It is a tremendous responsibility that affects more than 20,000 businesses and roughly one out of every five American worke...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College Within Reach: Strengthening Pell Grants for Future Generations"
Dec 3, 2013 -
This hearing is the eleventh in a series designed to gain a more complete understanding of the challenges facing postsecondary students and institutions. The hearings help to inform the committee of policy changes that should be considered as part of the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Educat...
Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Redefining Companion Care: Jeopardizing Access to Affordable Care for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities"
Nov 20, 2013 -
America’s families are hurting. More than 11 million workers are searching for a job. Wages are stagnant. Pain is felt every day at the gas pump. Health care costs are rising. And now millions are losing the health care plan they like thanks to the president’s government-run health care scheme. We s...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: Improving the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act"
Nov 19, 2013 -
A few weeks ago the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education convened a hearing to examine the benefits of career and technical education, or CTE. In addition to highlighting innovative CTE programs that are helping students compete for in-demand jobs, the hearing allowed...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Schools, Colleges, and Universities"
Nov 14, 2013 -
Since former Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously declared we had to pass the president’s health care plan to learn what was in it, we continue to discover disturbing details. We’ve learned health care costs are going up, not down. Politico reports “consumers are suffering from sticker shock” and the Assoc...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College Within Reach: Simplifying Federal Student Aid"
Nov 13, 2013 -
In preparation for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the committee has held nearly a dozen hearings to explore the challenges and opportunities facing our nation’s colleges and universities. We’ve discussed the value of transparency and data in helping prospective students ch...
Roe Statement: Hearing on "Strengthening the Multiemployer Pension System: How Will Proposed Reforms Affect Employers, Workers, and Retirees?”
Oct 29, 2013 -
The topic of this hearing personally affects many in our audience, men and women who have spent a lifetime in the workplace and hope to enjoy retirement with the financial security they were promised. Unfortunately, that security is now in jeopardy for a number of different reasons. For example, the...
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