• Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4843, the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act
    May 11, 2016  - Like many of the bills the House is slated to consider this week, this legislation will help address the growing opioid epidemic that has swept across America, focusing specifically on the most vulnerable among us. This crisis has led to a number of painful consequences for individuals and families ... More
  • Barletta Statement: Debate on H.R. 4843, the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act
    May 11, 2016  - Every 25 minutes in America, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. It’s an eye-opening statistic, and the more you consider what it really means, the more tragic it becomes. Every 25 minutes, a child enters the world having already been exposed to drugs. Every 25 minutes, a newborn has to... More
  • 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 on Resolution Blocking Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 19, 2015  - In just a few short weeks, a regulatory scheme that many Americans never heard of will become a reality in almost every private workplace across the country. Today, workers and employers rely on a fair process for union elections. Under the current process, employers have time to raise concerns, and... 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