• State of the Union Preview: Five Questions the President Must Answer
    Feb 12, 2013  - The nation will tune in tonight to hear President Obama discuss the State of the Union. As is always the case with this solemn occasion, Americans from every walk of life will listen closely as the president outlines the challenges we face and offers his ideas for leading the country toward a bright... More
  • GOP chairmen: Repeal is first, not last, step
    Jan 20, 2011  - The following op-ed was published online at USA Today on January 20, 2011. Second, this effort allows us to take steps to truly deal with cost. Whatever else may be said of it, the new law has clearly failed to address the ever-rising cost of care and coverage. In many cases, the law is actually res... 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 on Big Government: Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Consequences of ObamaCare
    Jun 16, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online at Big Government on June 16, 2010 "Health overhaul to force changes in employer plans.” “Draft health rules set hurdles.” “Employer health care costs to jump 9% in 2011.” With headlines like these splashed across the nation’s newspapers, it’s no wonder the ... 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
  • Kline Op-ed in The Hill: It’s Still Not Too Late to Start Over
    Mar 8, 2010  - The following op-ed was published in The Hill on March 8, 2010. As the outlines of the Democrats’ health care endgame begin to emerge, one thing has become perfectly clear: The majority party in Washington, D.C., has no intention of bipartisanship. Before last month’s televised summit, President Bar... More
  • Kline op-ed in The Hill: How to get reform now
    Oct 7, 2009  - The following op-ed by Rep. John Kline (R-MN) – the Senior Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee – appears in The Hill as part of a special section on healthcare. Calling for commonsense, bipartisan solutions to reform our nation’s healthcare system, Kline writes: “The problem i... More