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  • Kline Welcomes New Members and Announces Subcommittee Chairs
    Dec 22, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman-designate of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement today welcoming new Republican members to the panel and announcing the selection of subcommittee chairs for the 112th Congress: “A positive vision for our classrooms and workpla... More
  • Members Query GAO on Revisions to Proprietary Colleges Report
    Dec 22, 2010  - A bipartisan group of six lawmakers today released a letter sent to Acting U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro seeking answers about controversial revisions to an August 2010 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report critical of recruiting practices at proprietary colleges and universities... More
  • Kline Applauds Judicial Decision Overturning ObamaCare's Individual Mandate
    Dec 13, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, issued the following statement today after a federal judge in Virginia ruled unconstitutional the individual mandate in the Democrats’ government takeover of health care: "Facing an unprecedented federal... More
  • Card Check Activism and Secret Ballot Hypocrisy
    Dec 10, 2010  - As the clock winds down on the House Democratic Majority, workers may be feeling a sense of relief that the assault on the secret ballot is finally ending. But they shouldn't get too comfortable yet – not if unelected bureaucrats in the Obama administration have anything to say about it. A recent ru... More
  • Kline Named Chairman of House Education and Labor Committee
    Dec 8, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN) was selected today to serve as Chairman of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee in the 112th Congress. Kline, who was first elected to Congress in 2002 and is currently the committee's Senior Republican Member, issued the following statement: “Job creation and American... More
  • Kline Statement on Mining Legislation
    Dec 8, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, issued the following statement today after the bipartisan defeat of H.R. 6495: “It is always unfortunate when opportunities for bipartisan agreement fall victim to partisan politics. Democrats designed t... More
  • H.R. 6495, the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010
    Dec 8, 2010  - On April 5, 2010, an underground explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia tragically took the lives of 29 miners. As Congress awaits the results of state and federal inquiries into this tragedy, it is vital to legislate responsibly, taking the time to identify th... More
  • Dear Colleague: H.R. 6495: Legislating Without All the Facts
    Dec 8, 2010  - Dear Colleague: Today the House will consider under suspension of the rules H.R. 6495, the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010. Mine safety is an important and complex issue that has historically been addressed on a bipartisan basis. Unfortunately, H.R. 6495 is a flawed bill that is be... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 6495, the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010
    Dec 8, 2010  - On April 5 of this year, a tragedy struck Montcoal, West Virginia. On that day, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 miners and provided a stark reminder that coal mining is a profession marked by risks and dangers. And while steps have been taken to strengthen protections for mi... More
  • Roe Statement: Review of the Independent Audit of the Labor Department’s FY2010 Consolidated Financial Statements
    Dec 7, 2010  - As the notice announcing our hearing states, we will be reviewing an independent audit of the Labor Department's financial records. This is a department with a roughly $16 billion budget, 30 agencies, and more than 17,000 employees. A great deal of time and resources were invested in this audit and ... More
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