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  • Presidential Veto Would Punish Military Families and Students
    Oct 22, 2015  - Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner signed the National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that provides critical resources to help ensure a strong national defense. Despite bipartisan support for the plan, the administration has promised an unprecedented veto that would put America’s ... More
  • Stakeholders Describe Mine Safety Policies, Needed Improvements
    Oct 22, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing to review mine safety policies with stakeholders representing industry and labor, as well as safety experts. The latest in a series of hearings focused on worker health and safety, the hearing examined curr... More
  • Kline: Let’s Stand with D.C. Students, Support SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Oct 21, 2015  - Right now, the House is considering the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act. Introduced by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the bill (H.R. 10) will ensure the popular and successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to serve students from needy families residing in ... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Troubling New OSHA Joint Employer Proposal
    Oct 14, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) have asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to provide information on the proposed enforcement of a new “multiemployer citation standard” at the Occupational Safety ... More
  • Former Incarcerated Youth Credits Community-Based Program for Successful Rehabilitation
    Oct 8, 2015  - The Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing to discuss the juvenile justice system and federal, state, and local efforts to better serve at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. Members learned from policy experts and those who have been directl... More
  • As Head Start Turns 50, Witnesses Highlight Role of Family and Local Engagement
    Oct 7, 2015  - The Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing to discuss the importance of Head Start and how to improve the program for current and future generations. Members learned from child development and education experts how quality programs can make... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** This Week: Hearings to Examine Head Start, the Juvenile Justice System, and Worker Safety
    Oct 5, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold hearings this week to discuss a number of important issues facing America’s children and workers. On Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, "Strengthening Head ... More
  • Kline Statement on Education Secretary Duncan
    Oct 2, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his plan to step down in December: Secretary Duncan has been a dedicated public servant for nearly 15 years, including more than six years leading the... More
  • Committee Approves Reconciliation Proposal
    Sep 30, 2015  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved a reconciliation proposal introduced pursuant to S. Con. Res. 11, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016. By repealing the so-called auto-enrollment mandate in the president’s ... More
  • Congressional Leaders to Join Small Business Owners Under NLRB Assault
    Sep 29, 2015  - On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-MN), and House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) will stand with small business own... More