• 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
  • 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