• Foxx Statement: All Education Is Career Education
    Jul 13, 2016  - For far too long, there has been a discrepancy in what students are learning in the classroom and what employers say they need in the workplace. The passage of the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in 2014 was an important step for the millions of Americans who are looking for work... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    Jul 9, 2014  - Men and women across the country are struggling to make ends meet. Many have lost a job and others are working more for less. Learning a new skill or trade can open the door to that next opportunity a worker desperately needs, yet too often flawed policies stand in the way. Quite frankly our nation’... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 803, The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act
    Mar 15, 2013  - Despite an increase in hiring last month, our nation is still experiencing a jobs crisis. Twelve million Americans are searching for work. Nearly five million of these unemployed workers have been without a job for six months or longer. For many Americans, the hope of a new job grows more desperate ... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
    Nov 30, 2011  - The legislation we are considering today is straightforward: It reaffirms workforce protections that have been in place for decades. Across the country, the American people are asking: “How can we get this economy moving again? What will it take to finally put people back to work?” And Washington is... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 2587, Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
    Sep 15, 2011  - The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act is a commonsense proposal that will prevent the National Labor Relations Board from dictating where an employer can and cannot create work. Upon the date of enactment, this limitation will apply to all cases that have not reached final adjudicatio... More
  • Kline Statement: H.Res. 72, the Regulations Resolution
    Feb 11, 2011  - Today’s effort is driven by a simple goal: to ensure every area of the federal government is dedicated to job creation. If we are to get the nation back to work, we all must work together to remove barriers to economic growth and prosperity. Every job matters, and every effort to help create a new j... More
  • Kline Statement: Consideration of H.R. 2
    Jan 19, 2011  - For 20 consecutive months more than 14 million Americans have been unemployed. As much as we would like to solve this problem, the federal government cannot legislate or regulate our way to job creation. We can, however, foster economic certainty that will encourage families, businesses, and entrepr... More