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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Supporting Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking
    Jul 22, 2014  - The House is set to consider this week bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. With an estimated 300,000 children at risk of being victimized each year, youth sex trafficking is a crisis that demands national attention. As Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), c... More
  • Strengthening America’s Higher Education System
    Jul 17, 2014  - With the summer in full-swing, students and prospective students are making important choices about their higher education. Mary Anna Dennard, founder of CollegeAuditionCoach.com, writes in Huffington Post: College tuition is at an all-time high, as are the stakes for families across the country. St... More
  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Bill a Win for Workers and Taxpayers
    Jul 8, 2014  - This week the House will consider the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation to help put Americans back to work by reforming the nation’s outdated workforce development system. Overwhelmingly approved by the Senate in June, this bipartisan, bicameral legislation embodies the pr... More
  • Support Grows for Job Training Agreement
    Jun 13, 2014  - Backing for the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) continues to grow. Key stakeholders in the nation’s job training system praise the proposal, which reforms the outdated policies by eliminating redundant programs, increasing flexibility to local workforce developm... More
  • What They’re Saying: Education Stakeholders Express Support for Bipartisan Charter School Bill
    May 7, 2014  - Education and community leaders are voicing support for the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10), bipartisan legislation to support charter school growth that is expected to be considered by the House this week. Stakeholders praise the legislation for bolstering loca... More
  • Save American Workers Act Helps Protect Schools from Flawed Health Care Law
    Apr 2, 2014  - ObamaCare continues to harm American families through canceled plans, lower wages, and skyrocketing costs. This week the House will vote on a bill to provide relief from one of the law’s most onerous provisions. The Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575) will repeal ObamaCare’s 30-hour definition of ... More
  • Did You Know? 10 Fast Facts on School Choice
    Jan 29, 2014  - Helping more children escape underperforming schools through expanded school choice options is a key priority for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. As Chairman John Kline (R-MN) recently said, “Charter schools, magnet schools, and scholarship programs have provided thousands of fam... More
  • The REINS Act: Strengthening Regulatory Accountability For America’s Students and Workers
    Aug 1, 2013  - This week the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), the legislation would require federal agencies to submit major regulations (those with an annual economic effect of more t... More
  • House Democrats Reverse Course, Back Smart Policies in Republican Student Loan Bill
    Jul 25, 2013  - In a landslide vote, the Democrat-led Senate finally amended and approved House-passed legislation to get politicians out of the business of setting student loan interest rates. As Chairman Kline said after yesterday’s remarkable vote, “We finally have a Senate agreement worthy of public support [th... More
  • What They’re Saying: School Leaders Voice Strong Support for Student Success Act
    Jul 18, 2013  - Support continues to grow for the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation the House is currently considering to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. As detailed in letters sent to the committee, the Student Success Act will help raise student achievement by restoring local control, supporting ... More
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