• GOP Chairmen: D.C. Scholarship Program Offers 'Immediate Assistance' to Students in Need
    Mar 30, 2011  - On January 26, 2011, House Speaker John Boehner introduced the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act (H.R. 471). The legislation would reauthorize a successful and popular program that provides low-income D.C. families with a scholarship to remove their children from failing public sch... 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
  • 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 Wednesday's vote to repeal the unpopular health care law was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, the end of the beginning of our push to make quality health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans. Full repeal of ... 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 Red State: President Renews Threat to Workers’ Secret Ballot
    Aug 5, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online at Red State on August 5, 2010 In June of 2009, the unemployment rate surged to 9.5 percent for the first time in almost 26 years. Despite some ups and downs, today the unemployment rate continues to hover near 10 percent and 14.6 million Americans are unemp... 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 in Washington Examiner: Obama's NMB has sweetheart for air, rail unions
    May 17, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online at the Washington Examiner on May 17, 2010 Across the country, Americans continue to express their frustration with business-as-usual in Washington where special interests secure backroom deals that run contrary to the national interest. Voters expect their ... More