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  • House Approves Job Training Reform Legislation
    Mar 15, 2013  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (H.R. 803). Sponsored by Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the legislation will help workers access the education and training they ne... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Colleagues to Reject the Failed Status Quo
    Mar 15, 2013  - Moments ago, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote against the status quo and support the SKILLS Act. The current workforce development system is riddled with red tape, making it difficult for workers and job cr... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Support for SKILLS Act
    Mar 15, 2013  - Right now the House is considering H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, legislation that will revamp the nation's broken workforce development system and help put Americans back to work. Just moments ago, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairm... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TODAY: #SKILLSAct Press Conference at Northern Virginia Community College
    Mar 14, 2013  - Today at 11:15 a.m. EST, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) will join Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Republicans to tour the automotive program at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in Alexandria and hold a press conference on this wee... More
  • What They're Saying: Governors Support GOP Job Training Reform Efforts
    Mar 14, 2013  - The nation’s governors are voicing their support for reforms included in the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (H.R. 803), legislation to create a more transparent and effective workforce development system. As the leaders note in letters to the committee, H.R. 803 w... More
  • 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