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  • Bipartisan Coalition of Members Urge Administration to Freeze “Gainful Employment” Implementation
    Jul 13, 2012  - Dear Secretary Duncan, In light of the recent ruling on measures of gainful employment issued by the US District Court for the District of Columbia, we write to extend an offer of cooperation. In our opinion, we see this judgment as an opportunity for the Department and Congress to work together on... More
  • Kline Continues to Press Secretary Duncan for Details on Student Loan Proposal
    Jan 18, 2012  - Dear Secretary Duncan: On October 27, 2011, the Committee on Education and the Workforce sent you a letter regarding the President's intention to unilaterally alter federal policies governing federal student loans. Your November 18 reply failed to provide adequate responses to the majority of the q... More
  • Kline Letter to Secretary Duncan Requesting More Information on Student Loan Proposal
    Oct 27, 2011  - Dear Secretary Duncan: On October 26, the president announced his intention to unilaterally alteral federal policies governing federal student loans. I share the administration's concern with the high cost of higher education and the burden of debt it places on students and their families. However,... More
  • Bipartisan Coalition of Members Urge Support for Gainful Employment Amendment
    Apr 4, 2011  - Dear Chairmen Rogers and Rehberg and Ranking Members Dicks and DeLauro, We understand negotiations are ongoing on the fiscal year 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR), but important issues remain unresolved. As you finalize the CR, we urge you to include a bipartisan provision that prohibits the U.S. De... More
  • Kline and Foxx Letter to Secretary Duncan
    Jan 31, 2011  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Congress passed the Data Quality Act to ensure the federal government utilizes reliable and accurate data as it develops guidelines and regulations. Under the Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to publish guidelines for the purpose of “en... More
  • Dear Colleague: Former Education Secretary: Access to Higher Education Will Spur Economic Recovery
    Sep 29, 2010  - Dear Colleague: With nearly 15 million Americans unemployed and looking for work, we should be doing all we can to help job-seekers get the skills, training, and credentials they need to re-enter the workforce. Unfortunately, regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Education threaten to redu... More
  • Letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan
    Sep 9, 2010  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Given the significant investment of taxpayer resources in postsecondary education, the federal government has an obligation to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the student aid programs. One important way to protect the integrity of federal student aid is to ensure participa... More
  • Letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan
    Aug 2, 2010  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the proposed program integrity regulations included in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010. We share your goal of strengthening accountability and integrity among the institutions th... More
  • Kline Letter to Chairman George Miller
    Dec 11, 2009  - Dear Chairman Miller: In recent months I have grown increasingly concerned by reports that Department of Education officials are improperly using taxpayer resources to advocate for the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan program. House and Senate Democrats have ... More
  • Kline Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education
    Dec 11, 2009  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Three days ago, the Office of Management and Budget published the Open Government Initiative, which OMB Director Peter Orzag pledged “will help to make government more open, transparent, and accountable to bridge the gap between the American people and their government.” In f... More