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  • ICYMI: Helping Workers and Protecting Taxpayers
    Aug 30, 2011  - By Reps. John Kline and Joe Heck Nevada citizens know far too well the difficult challenges facing families and workers. According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, unemployment in the Silver State stands at 12.9%, and for 30 straight months, state unemployment has been far greate... More
  • Looking to Tennessee’s 4th District for Ideas and Innovation
    Apr 20, 2011  - Despite recent improvements in the national jobs numbers, unemployment remains well above average here in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District. With more than 32,000 people out of work in our district, growing the local economy and fostering job creation continues to be the number one priority fo... More
  • Promoting Local Ideas for Education and Jobs
    Mar 21, 2011  - In February, the national unemployment rate dropped below 9 percent for the first time in nearly two years. While any sign of improvement in our economy is welcome news, there are still more than 13 million Americans out of work. Here in Pennsylvania, nearly 523,000 workers remain jobless. We have a... More
  • Local Innovation Key to Region's Economic Recovery
    Mar 20, 2011  - It’s been said that Washington, D.C., is 10 square miles surrounded by reality. Too often, policymakers in our nation’s capital get caught up in the rhetoric and lose sight of the fact that ours is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And right now, what the people want is ... More
  • The Hill on 'No Child' Reauthorization
    Mar 16, 2011  - During a visit to Kenmore Middle School on March 14th, President Obama declared Congress should complete its efforts to overhaul 'No Child Left Behind' before the next school year begins in August. Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the fol... More
  • Kline Op-Ed in The Washington Examiner: More Jobs, Less Government Tops Education Agenda for 2011
    Nov 19, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online in The Washington Examiner. At first glance, it may be difficult to understand the pairing of education and workplace issues in a single congressional committee. What does a third grade classroom have in common with a construction site? How do school lunches... More
  • Kline Op-ed in The Hill: Education is a jobs issue
    Sep 29, 2010  - The following op-ed was published in The Hill on September 29, 2010 According to the so-called experts, the Great Recession that began during the winter of 2007 ended in June of 2009. This should be welcome news, but many Americans find it hard to believe. More than 14.8 million workers are still u... More
  • Kline Op-ed on AOL News: Two Government Takeovers in One
    Mar 17, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online at AOL News on March 17, 2010 Imagine a bill that dramatically increases the power of the federal government in Americans' lives. It expands the federal bureaucracy to administer a vital service. Democrats argue it will save money over time because the feder... More