• 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
  • EFCA Would Hinder Workplace Innovation
    Dec 10, 2009  - Americans know how to pull together during tough times to help out a neighbor in need. Just look to the Wyoming school district of West Michigan. Hearing that some of their co-workers would be laid off due to a lack of funds, several of the school district’s employees offered to take a cut to their ... More
  • Kline Repeats Calls for Removal of Controversial ‘Safe Schools Czar’
    Dec 10, 2009  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, today repeated his call for the Obama Administration to immediately remove Kevin Jennings from his post as the top politically appointed official responsible for keeping America’s schools safe and drug free. ... More
  • EFCA: Down But Not Out
    Dec 9, 2009  - As President Obama and Democrats try to spend their way out of this recession,they are ignoring the consequences of their job-killing agenda, including the uncertainty it fosters in an already troubled economy. In a blog post for FOXBusiness, Brian Sullivan reports on signs the Administration may be... More
  • Union Elections & Worker Choice
    Dec 8, 2009  - Supporters of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act have argued in favor of scrapping current workplace election rules in order to give – as their bill name implies – a “choice” to workers. Given that the public sign-up process known as “card check” is notorious for subjecting workers to the threat... More
  • States and Schools Need Flexibility to Foster Innovation
    Dec 8, 2009  - The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing today on the Common Core State Standards Initiative being developed by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). While there is bipartisan support for voluntary, ri... More
  • Republicans: Workers and Retirees Deserve Answers About White House Role in Pension Deal Making
    Dec 8, 2009  - Following a hearing last week in the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on the bankruptcy of the Delphi Corporation, Reps. John Kline (R-MN), Tom Price (R-GA), Chris Lee (R-NY), and Michael Turner (R-OH) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner requesting information on the... More