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  • Kline Statement on Passage of Senate Health Care Bill
    Dec 24, 2009  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s Senior Republican, issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats passed legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system on a party-line vote: “This bill and the partisan political gamesmanship that bought an... More
  • Kline Statement on Senate Health Care Bill
    Dec 21, 2009  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Senior Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats voted overnight, under the cover of darkness to advance the latest version of a government takeover of health care. “While this bill has seen numerous rev... More
  • Nevadans Share No Holiday Cheer for Card Check
    Dec 18, 2009  - More news from the people of Nevada who continue to roundly reject big labor’s number one priority – the Employee Free Choice Act. In a report in the Las Vegas Sun, a new poll shows a majority of Nevadans would rather keep their right to a secret ballot. New polling out today shows little support in... More
  • EFCA: Part of a “toxic political environment”
    Dec 17, 2009  - It is no secret that the Democrats’ big government agenda is sending a shockwave of uncertainty throughout our economy. Rather than getting back to doing what they do best – like growing their enterprises and hiring new workers – America’s employers are sitting on the sidelines because the Administr... More
  • EFCA: If it’s too risky for an election year, isn’t it just plain too risky?
    Dec 16, 2009  - Previewing next year’s legislative calendar, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has informed her members that she will try to protect them during an election year by limiting the number of controversial bills brought to a vote. Perhaps the Speaker is referring to those big government policies that the American pe... More
  • Workforce Investment Improvement Act (H.R. 4271)
    Dec 16, 2009  - Republicans are committed to a dynamic, results-oriented job training system that can effectively serve job seekers and workers in need of retraining. The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2009 (H.R. 4271) – introduced by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), and fellow E... More
  • What They’re Saying: Financial Aid Professionals & Opinion Leaders Raise Doubts About Government Takeover of Student Lending
    Dec 16, 2009  - “Because of the type of software developed specifically for our current computer system, our transition process is not simply a matter of purchasing and rapidly installing an ‘off the shelf’ program. Transition to direct lending would require an investment of well over a million dollars and a timeli... More
  • Just Another Government Takeover: the Student Aid & Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R. 3221)
    Dec 16, 2009  - In September, House Democrats passed H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. To date, the Senate has not taken any legislative action or signaled when it plans to consider the bill. The legislation fulfills President Obama’s call to abolish the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) ... More
  • Setting the Record Straight on Proposed Government Takeover of Student Loans
    Dec 15, 2009  - U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Reps. John Kline (R-MN) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) today wrote college and university presidents regarding their legislation that would preserve critical student loan options for another year. The Members are working to extend the... More
  • EFCA: Big Labor’s New Year’s Resolution
    Dec 15, 2009  - It’s that time of year again when people begin to make their New Year’s resolutions – promising to hit the gym, eat better, or read more. For union bosses, their number one resolution will no doubt be getting Congress to finally pass their misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. Admittedly, it has been a... More