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  • Visit to Local Community College Highlights Urgent Need for Job Training Reform
    Mar 14, 2013  - House Republicans today visited a workforce development center at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to discuss the need to reform the nation’s broken job training system. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Subcommittee... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Examine Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs
    Mar 12, 2013  - On Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today’s Economy.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Buildi... More
  • What They’re Saying: Employers Praise Job Training Reforms
    Mar 7, 2013  - Organizations representing our nation’s employers are applauding the commonsense reforms included in the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, which was approved by the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday. As noted in letters to the committee, the S... More
  • Committee Approves Critical Job Training Reforms
    Mar 6, 2013  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), approved legislation to reform the nation’s workforce development system and help ensure workers and employers have the resources they need to be successful in today’s economy. Introduced by Subcommittee on Higher... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Committee Republicans Highlight How the SKILLS Act Will Strengthen Our Workforce
    Feb 28, 2013  - House Republicans are taking action to fix the nation's broken workforce development system. The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing this week to examine how the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act will encourage a more dynamic job tr... More
  • Leading Job Training Officials Laud Reforms in the SKILLS Act
    Feb 26, 2013  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing on the urgent need to strengthen the federal workforce development system. Members discussed a number of legislative proposals intended to address flaws in federal job training pol... More
  • Committee Republicans Release Broad Job Training Reform Legislation
    Feb 21, 2013  - Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans, led by Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today released a comprehensive proposal to reform federal job training and employment assistance. The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills ... More
  • Kline Recognizes FMLA Anniversary
    Feb 5, 2013  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released the following statement in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act: Signed by President Clinton two decades ago, the Family and Medical Leave Act enables workers to keep thei... More
  • Kline, Foxx Launch Comprehensive Review of Job Corps Program
    Feb 1, 2013  - U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) have launched a comprehensive review of the federal Job Corps program. In response to ongoing reports of financial challenges, the comm... More
  • Roe Statement on November Jobs Report
    Dec 7, 2012  - U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for November: Job creation remains slow as economic uncertainty continues to weigh down the nation’s workforce. The diffic... More
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