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  • Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Support for Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking
    Jan 22, 2015  - A bipartisan group of House members today introduced legislation that would improve support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. It is estimated that each year 300,000 children become victims of sex trafficking. Many of these children were once involved in a state child welfare system, yet ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Kline to Speak on Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute
    Jan 21, 2015  - On Thursday, January 22 at 8:30 a.m., U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) will speak at the American Enterprise Institute about committee priorities for improving education. The nation’s education system faces many challenges. No Child Left Behind is no lon... More
  • Committee Requests Public Feedback to Reform Head Start Program
    Jan 21, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee today released a white paper outlining goals to reform the Head Start Act and requesting public feedback on ways to strengthen the law. The paper is the latest effort by the committee to improve federal early learning and child care programs for the na... More
  • Kline Statement on State of the Union Address
    Jan 20, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: Tonight the president had an opportunity to present an agenda that would help us tackle the tough challenges confronting our country, one... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY***Education and the Workforce Committee to Hold Organizational Meeting
    Jan 16, 2015  - On Wednesday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold its full committee organizational meeting in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. At the organizational meeting, the committee will consider adoption of the committee rules and oversight plan. To lear... More
  • Kline Statement on Paid Sick Leave
    Jan 15, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding the president's call for legislation that would mandate employers provide paid sick leave: Working families are being squeezed and the answer isn’t more government. The president has shown... More
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on Federal Court Ruling on Companion Care Regulation
    Jan 14, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement after a federal district judge ruled against a Department of Labor regulation that redefined companion care under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Congress c... More
  • Kline Statement on President's Higher Education Proposal
    Jan 9, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's higher education proposal: Encouraging more individuals to pursue training or earn a college degree is a national priority and community colleges play a vital role in tha... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Support for the Save American Workers Act
    Jan 8, 2015  - The House of Representatives debated earlier today the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30), bipartisan legislation to repeal the health care law’s 30-hour definition of “full-time” employment and restore the traditional 40-hour work week. House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (... More
  • Kline, Alexander Respond to Administration’s College Ratings Proposal
    Dec 19, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) issued the following statements after the Department of Education released the framework for an unprecedented college ratings syst... More
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