• Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Apr 29, 2016  - I rise today in strong support of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which will renew our vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia. In passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, we took important steps to support and encourage greater school choice for students and the... More
  • Rokita Statement: S. 1177, Conference Report to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Dec 2, 2015  - I rise today to express my strong support for the Every Student Succeeds Act. As my role as Subcommittee Chairman of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, I’ve personally visited dozens of schools and talked to parents, teachers, students, and local education leaders. No Child Left B... More
  • Kline Statement: S. 1177, Conference Report to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Dec 2, 2015  - After years of congressional delay and executive overreach, Congress is finally replacing No Child Left Behind. But more importantly, we are replacing the old approach to education with a new approach that will help every child in every school receive an excellent education. For more than a decade, ... More
  • Foxx Statement: National Apprenticeship Week
    Nov 5, 2015  - Today, I rise to recognize the inaugural observance of National Apprenticeship Week. Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of apprenticeship programs are helping to prepare workers for today’s high-skilled, in-demand jobs. For far too long, there has been a discrepancy in what students are... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 10, the SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Oct 21, 2015  - I rise today in strong support of H.R. 10, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act, a bill to continue the popular and successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program is based on a simple notion: that every child deserves an excellen... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 5, the Student Success Act
    Feb 25, 2015  - This week, we have an opportunity to advance bold reforms that will strengthen K-12 education for children across America. A great education can be the great equalizer, it can open doors to unlimited possibilities and provide students the tools they need to succeed in life. Every child in every scho... More
  • Rokita Statement: H.R 5, the Student Success Act
    Feb 25, 2015  - Every student deserves an effective teacher, an engaging classroom, and a quality education that paves the path for a bright and prosperous future. Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, the nation’s current K-12 education law has failed to provide students this fundamental right. In fact, t... More
  • Kline Statement: S.1086 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
    Sep 15, 2014  - Across the country countless men and women are trying to build a better life for their families. Some are working more for less in order to make ends meet. Others are pursuing a degree at a local university or improving their skills at a nearby community college. Whether going to work or school, mos... More
  • Rokita Statement: H.R. 4366, Strengthening Education through Research Act
    May 8, 2014  - More than a decade ago, Congress approved the Education Sciences Reform Act, legislation that established the Institute of Education Sciences to gather information on education progress, conduct research on education practices in schools, and evaluate the effectiveness of federal education programs ... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
    May 8, 2014  - For many children and their parents, charter schools are a beacon of hope for a better education – and a better life. The schools are extraordinarily in demand; waitlists for charter schools have grown steadily in recent years, with more than one million students’ names on waitlists for the 2013-201... More