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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Subcommittee Discusses Boosting Student Achievement through Effective Research
    Nov 16, 2011  - Today, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), held a hearing entitled “Education Research: Identifying Effective Programs to Support Students and Teachers.” Under the Education Sciences Reform Act, the federal government suppor... More
  • ICYMI: Kline Discusses Education Reform, Efforts to Rein in Activist NLRB on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America
    Sep 21, 2011  - This morning, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) appeared on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio program. During the interview, Chairman Kline discussed education reform and House passage of two key pieces of legislation: the Protecting Jobs from Gover... More
  • House to Vote on First Education Reform Legislation
    Sep 13, 2011  - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218). This important legislation will facilitate the development of high-performing charter schools, as well as encourage choice, innovation, and excellence in education. During fl... More
  • House Approves First Education Reform Legislation
    Sep 13, 2011  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Education and the Workforce Committee’s first piece of education reform legislation. Introduced by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter S... More
  • Education and Workforce Republicans Highlight Importance of Charter School Reform Legislation
    Sep 12, 2011  - With parents, teachers, and education leaders demanding responsible reforms to the nation’s education system, members of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce are urging support for the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218). This bipartisan legislation ... More
  • Hunter Urges Colleagues to Support Brighter Future for America’s Children
    Sep 8, 2011  - Today, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, spoke on the House floor in support of legislation to remove barriers to high-quality charter school growth. Rep Hunter introduced the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Sc... More
  • Kline: Charter School Bill “Key Component” in GOP Efforts to Reform Education
    Sep 8, 2011  - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives began consideration of the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218). In his opening remarks on the House floor, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) called H.R. 2218 “a key component of our effort... More
  • House Begins Consideration of First Education Reform Bill
    Sep 8, 2011  - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will begin consideration of the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218). H.R. 2218 will facilitate the establishment and replication of high-performing charter schools, as well as encourage choice, innovation, and excellence in educ... More
  • Committee Approves Second Education Reform Bill
    Jun 22, 2011  - The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved the second in a series of education reform bills designed to overhaul current elementary and secondary education law. The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218), sponsored by Subcommittee on Early Chil... More
  • Committee to Vote on Legislation to Expand Access to Quality Charter Schools
    Jun 22, 2011  - Click here to watch the LIVE webcast of the markup beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. Opening Statement of House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (remarks as prepared): We can all agree that when it comes to educating our children, the status quo simply does not work. Forty years of more fed... More
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