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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Kline Statement on November Jobs Report
    Dec 3, 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 U.S. Department of Labor reported the national unemployment rate increased to 9.8 percent during the month of November: “Today’s jobs report confirms what t... More
  • Kline Statement on Child Nutrition Reauthorization
    Dec 2, 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 House of Representatives passed S. 3307: “Republicans are committed to extending and improving child nutrition programs in a fiscally responsible way. Unfor... More
  • Kline Statement on Child Nutrition Vote
    Dec 1, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement today after Democrats pulled child nutrition legislation from the House floor to avoid a vote on a Republican proposal to require criminal background checks for child care provi... More
  • Kline Denounces Administration’s Decision to Rescind Disclosure Rules for Union Trusts
    Dec 1, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to rescind the Form T-1 reporting requirement for union trusts controlled by union officials. The department’s decis... More
  • Kline Statement: Consideration of S. 3307, the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act
    Dec 1, 2010  - The American people have spoken, and they continue to speak loud and clear. I’ve been listening, and I know what I have been hearing in the second district of Minnesota is being repeated from coast to coast. “Stop growing government,” the people are telling us. “Stop spending money we do not have.” ... More
  • Dear Colleague: National School Leaders Do Not Support the Child Nutrition Bill (S. 3307)
    Nov 30, 2010  - Dear Colleague, As the House prepares to vote this week on legislation to significantly expand the cost and federal mandates associated with child nutrition programs, I urge you to consider the concerns raised by school leaders in the following letter sent to Congress. The nation’s public school di... More
  • S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    Nov 29, 2010  - Taxpayers are spending billions of dollars each year to combat child hunger and improve the health and wellness of needy children and families. Rather than extending and improving current programs, Democrats have proposed legislation (S. 3307) to dramatically expand the number and scope of federal m... More
  • Kline Op-Ed in The Washington Examiner: More Jobs, Less Government Tops Education Agenda for 2011
    Nov 19, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online in The Washington Examiner. At first glance, it may be difficult to understand the pairing of education and workplace issues in a single congressional committee. What does a third grade classroom have in common with a construction site? How do school lunches... More
  • McMorris Rodgers Statement: Hearing on Developments in State Workers' Compensation Systems
    Nov 17, 2010  - Today nearly every American worker is covered by a system of workers’ compensation. Disability benefits are available in the event of an illness or injury that occurs on the job to help replace lost wages and cover the cost of medical care when an individual is unable to return to work. For many wor... More
  • Kline Statement on October Jobs Report
    Nov 5, 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 U.S. Department of Labor reported the national unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent during the month of October: “Job creation is our nation’s number o... More
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