• Demanding Accountability for Student Borrowers and Taxpayers
    Aug 8, 2016  - The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has a record—and it’s not one to brag about. Designated a performance-based organization by Congress, FSA has an obligation to set and meet clear and measurable goals, customer service standards, and performance targets. Unfortunately... More
  • Kline Statement on Hearing with Secretary of Education King
    Jun 23, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement after Secretary of Education John King concluded his testimony addressing implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act: The Every Student Succeeds Act is based on the principl... More
  • Foxx Moves to Block Overtime Rule, Ensure Workplace Flexibility and Upward Mobility
    Jun 16, 2016  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, today introduced a resolution (H. J. Res. 95) under the Congressional Review Act to protect workers, students, nonprofit organizations, and small business owners from the consequences of the D... 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
  • Overtime Rule Jeopardizes Crucial Services for Vulnerable Individuals, Families
    Jun 10, 2016  - All across the country, nonprofit organizations urged the Department of Labor to pursue a responsible approach to updating our nation’s overtime rules, and they warned of the dire consequences if the department failed to listen. Charitable organizations play an integral role in our communities, from... More
  • Overtime Rule Harms Workers, Students, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses
    Jun 9, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held a hearing today to examine the Department of Labor’s controversial overtime rule, which doubles the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime. Concerns have been raised that the administrati... More