• Congressional Intent
    Feb 25, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act, members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Chairman Jo... More
  • Task Force on Health Care Reform Releases Mission Statement
    Feb 25, 2016  - In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Health Care Reform released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the co... More
  • Kline on Next Steps in K-12 Education
    Feb 25, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the committee held a hearing with Acting Secretary of Education John King on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act: The Every Student Succeeds Act is based on a promise to red... More
  • Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility Releases Mission Statement
    Feb 24, 2016  - In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republican... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** THIS WEEK: Acting Secretary of Education King to Testify on Department Priorities, Next Steps for K-12 Education Reform
    Feb 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings this week featuring testimony from Dr. John B. King, Jr., acting secretary of education. Members will first have the opportunity to broadly examine the department’s policies and priorities,... More
  • State Education Chief: We're Ready, Willing, and Able to Lead
    Feb 10, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members learned what state and local leaders expect from the new law and discussed opportuniti... More
  • Kline on President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal
    Feb 9, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement in response to the president’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request: The American people aren’t interested in continuing the same failed policies that have fostered an anemic eco... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** State and Local Education Leaders to Discuss Next Steps for Every Student Succeeds Act
    Feb 8, 2016  - On Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.” The hearing will take pla... More
  • Kline Statement on January Jobs Report
    Feb 5, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released unemployment data for January 2016: The American people know there is a lot of potential for the economy to do better. Stagnant wages, higher health care costs... More
  • Witness Credits School Choice with Ending Her Family’s Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 3, 2016  - Denisha Merriweather, graduate student at the University of South Florida, testifies before members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing on the role school choice plays in em... More