• VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Highlights Need for Greater Workplace Flexibility
    Apr 25, 2013  - Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke on the House floor about how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) will help Americans better balance family and work. During his remarks, Chairman Kline highlighted the challenges many dad... More
  • Kline Statement on Upper Big Branch Anniversary
    Apr 5, 2013  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today released the following statement on the third anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster: A reckless mine operator and a failure of safety enforcement contributed to the worst mining disaster in forty years... More
  • Kline, Walberg: OSHA Must Improve Oversight of Its Safety Enforcement
    Feb 26, 2013  - U .S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) responded today to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that identified weaknesses in how the Occupational Safety and Health Administratio... More
  • Kline Urges MSHA to Strengthen Accountability Program, Adopt IG Recommendations
    Oct 2, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) responded today to a Department of Labor Office of Inspector General report on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) internal accountability program. Chairman Kline requested the review last year to determine... More
  • Committee Republicans Speak Out in Support of America’s Family Farms
    Jul 25, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans showed their support for family farms by urging their colleagues to vote ‘yes’ on Rep. Tom Latham's (R-IA) Preserving America’s Family Farms Act (H.R. 4157). The legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives with bipartisan su... More
  • Kline Statement on Black Lung Disease Among America's Miners
    Jul 13, 2012  - U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released the following statement after a series of reports detailed an increase in black lung disease among miners: After more than 40 years of working to reduce black lung among America's miners, it is deeply troubling the ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** UPDATED TIME: Subcommittee Hearing on Voluntary Protection Programs and Workplace Safety
    Jun 27, 2012  - On Thursday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m., the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled, “Promoting Safe Workplaces Through Voluntary Protection Programs.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Administere... More