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Bishop Statement: Hearing on “The 21st Century Workforce: How Current Rules and Regulations Affect Innovation and Flexibility in Michigan’s Workplaces”
Mar 29, 2016 -
These discussions really are valuable to us. They help us deliver meaningful solutions to the many challenges facing Americans right now, including those facing our workers and job creators. In fact, when it comes to updating rules and regulations related to workforce protections and wage and hour s...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students”
Mar 22, 2016 -
Education research has long played an important role in our nation’s classrooms. States and school districts use research to identify teaching and learning strategies that improve classroom instruction and those that don’t. Education research also provides parents, teachers, school leaders, and poli...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor"
Mar 16, 2016 -
It is always a pleasure to discuss with you the policies of the Department of Labor, which impact countless workplaces and millions of workers across the country. As I’ve said before, it’s the responsibility of this committee to ensure those policies are being administered in a way that best protect...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services"
Mar 15, 2016 -
From welfare and health care to early childhood development and support services for older Americans, the policies your department oversees affect the lives of millions of Americans. Conversations like this one are vitally important as we work to ensure the department is acting in the best interests...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Upholding the Letter and Intent of the Every Student Succeeds Act"
Feb 25, 2016 -
Replacing No Child Left Behind was a significant achievement that was desperately needed and long overdue. The law represented the largest expansion of federal control over K-12 schools, and it was based on the flawed premise that Washington knows best what students need in the classroom. The federa...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education”
Feb 24, 2016 -
I want to extend a warm welcome to Acting Secretary of Education John King, who is with us to discuss the policies and priorities of the Department of Education. Dr. King has been at the helm of the department since January and was recently nominated by the president to serve as the next secretary o...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control"
Feb 10, 2016 -
After years of flawed policies and federal intrusions into the nation’s classrooms, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act based on the principle that responsibility of K-12 education must be returned to state and local leaders. The new law repeals onerous federal requirements and ensures im...