• Committee Advances Bipartisan Bills to Help More Americans Pursue Higher Education
    Jun 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved a number of bipartisan bills that will help strengthen higher education for students, parents, and taxpayers. The legislative proposals—all approved by voice vote—include measures to empower student... More
  • THIS WEDNESDAY: Committee to Take Steps to Improve Higher Education
    Jun 20, 2016  - Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today introduced several bipartisan bills that will help strengthen higher education for students and taxpayers. The legislative proposals will help simplify and improve the student financial aid process, as well as enhance existing suppo... More
  • New GAO Report Outlines Weaknesses in Education Department’s Direct Loan Program
    Jun 15, 2016  - A report released today by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed a number of weaknesses in the Department of Education’s federal Direct Loan program, which provides loans to undergraduate and graduate students and their families. Requested by Republican leaders in the House... More
  • Kline, Foxx Statement on New Education Department Regulatory Proposal
    Jun 13, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today issued the following joint statement regarding the Department of Education's new proposed regulation affecting student borrowers: When... More
  • Kline: This Is a Better Way to Give People Hope and Opportunity
    Jun 7, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN)—along with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans—this morning unveiled an initiative to lift people out of poverty and onto the ladder of opportunity. Developed by the Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward... More
  • Zero Tolerance
    May 24, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to examine the misuse of AmeriCorps funds and ongoing oversight deficiencies at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Most recently, an investigation by the CN... More
  • Overtime Rule Threatens Opportunity, Upward Mobility
    May 18, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement on the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule: Our nation’s overtime rules need to be streamlined and modernized to provid... More