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  • 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
  • Kline Statement on October Jobs Report
    Nov 2, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for October: Results matter. And today’s employment report shows the American people have not been given the results President Obama pr... More
  • New Report Documents President’s Executive Overreach in Education, Workforce Issues
    Oct 24, 2012  - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) this week released a report titled “The Imperial Presidency” that highlights the Obama administration’s pattern of executive overreach. “The president’s disturbing track record of legislating by executive fiat is simply unacceptable. I applaud Majority Leader... More
  • Kline Statement on September Jobs Report
    Oct 5, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for September: Creating 104,000 private sector jobs is certainly welcome news, but more than three years into the so-called ‘recovery,’... More
  • Kline: Labor Department Obstructing Oversight of Controversial WARN Act Guidance
    Sep 24, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) today renewed a request for documents and communications related to the development of guidance concerning seques... More
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