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Education & Labor Committee Republicans
Kline Statement: Consideration of H.R. 5851, the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010
Jul 30, 2010 -
Whistleblower protections are a longstanding part of our federal safety and health laws. Simply put, they protect workers’ ability to speak freely about dangers in the workplace. They allow working men and women to protect themselves and their coworkers. The ultimate goal of our worker safety laws s...
Kline Statement: Consideration of H. Res. 1236, Honoring the Coal Miners Who Perished in the Upper Big Branch Mine
Apr 14, 2010 -
I rise today to honor the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives in the Upper Big Branch mine and to express our gratitude to the rescue teams who bravely pursued a tragic recovery mission. The nation watched in collective apprehension last week as mine rescue teams rushed from the coal fields...
Kline Statement: Consideration of Senate Amendments to H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
Mar 25, 2010 -
Mr. Speaker, it has been suggested that today’s action will be the final word on the health care debate that has consumed the attention of Washington for more than a year. I would suggest, instead, that much remains to be said – and seen. The ink is hardly dry on the Democrats’ government takeover o...
Kline Statement: Consideration of Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010
Mar 21, 2010 -
I came to Congress seven years ago to do my part to make this country better. Every vote I cast and every policy I help shape must be judged by whether it achieves what my constituents sent me here to accomplish. As each Member of this, the people’s House prepares to vote ‘yay’ or ‘nay,’ we should a...
Kline Statement: Consideration of H.R. 4247, the Keeping All Students Safe Act
Mar 3, 2010 -
Let me begin by stating unequivocally that the incidents uncovered by the GAO are unacceptable. No child should be put in physical danger by the use of seclusion or restraints in school. In each of the cases reviewed by the GAO, there was a criminal conviction, a finding of civil or administrative l...
Kline Statement: Consideration of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act
Nov 7, 2009 -
Thank you Madame Speaker – where do I begin? We have before us over 2,000 pages of legislative text that continues to be amended with additional changes none of us have had much of any chance to review. I cannot even begin to convey to you what’s wrong with this bill in the short time available. But...
Kline Statement: Consideration of H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Sep 16, 2009 -
Government takeover. We’ve seen and heard a lot of those two words lately – in the credit markets, the banking sector, the automotive industry, and even the building of our schools. Then there’s health care, an industry that assumes one-sixth of America’s gross domestic product. We’re not talking ab...
McKeon Statement: Consideration of H.R. 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act
May 13, 2009 -
(Remarks as prepared for delivery.) Thank you, Mr. Chair. I rise in opposition to H.R. 2187 and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Chair, there is a trend here that troubles me. Over the past few months, the federal government has stepped in to take control of more and more industries in...
McKeon Statement: Consideration of H.R. 1388, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
Mar 31, 2009 -
(Remarks as prepared for delivery.) Thank you, Mister Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1388 and I yield myself such time as I may consume. This bill is largely the same as the GIVE Act, a bipartisan bill that this chamber passed overwhelmingly two weeks ago. The other chamber took up our version o...
McKeon Statement: Consideration of H.R. 1388, the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act
Mar 18, 2009 -
(Remarks as prepared for delivery) I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his leadership on this important piece of legislation. Neighbors helping neighbors. This happens countless times every day across America: A college student teaching English to immigrants. A Boy Scout troop collecting cann...
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