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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan
    Sep 9, 2010  - Dear Secretary Duncan: Given the significant investment of taxpayer resources in postsecondary education, the federal government has an obligation to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the student aid programs. One important way to protect the integrity of federal student aid is to ensure participa... More
  • Kline Statement on August Jobs Report
    Sep 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 Department of Labor reported a loss of 54,000 jobs in August and an increase in the national unemployment rate to 9.6 percent: “As the Obama administration’... More
  • ObamaCare and College Students
    Aug 26, 2010  - Here is something college students probably didn’t want to learn on their way back to school: thanks to ObamaCare, many may soon lose their school-sponsored health care plan. An editorial from the Wall Street Journal provides the details on why some college students risk losing their current health ... More
  • A Banner Day for Union Bosses
    Aug 10, 2010  - Today is a very good day for powerful union leaders. Congress was summoned back into session – with great complexity and expense – to vote on a multi-billion dollar bailout for unionized state workers. At the same time, the Obama administration is preparing to rollback reporting requirements for uni... More
  • Kline Statement on State Bailout
    Aug 10, 2010  - Eighteen months ago, we gathered in this chamber to debate economic stimulus. Republicans wanted to help job creators, but the majority said no, “let’s borrow and spend.” And borrow and spend they did, to the tune of $862 billion. Back then, Democrats sent nearly $100 billion to states and districts... More
  • Stop the Bailouts
    Aug 9, 2010  - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has summoned House Members back to Washington for a rare August session. What pressing national priority justifies pulling Members back from their districts and constituents? It’s simple. Democrats want another bailout. Doubling Down on Failed Stimulus Democrats already in... More
  • Kline Statement on July Jobs Report
    Aug 6, 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 Department of Labor announced a loss of 131,000 jobs in July: “After roughly 19 months of record borrowing, spending, and bailouts, 14.6 million Americans a... More
  • Kline Op-ed on Red State: President Renews Threat to Workers’ Secret Ballot
    Aug 5, 2010  - The following op-ed was published online at Red State on August 5, 2010 In June of 2009, the unemployment rate surged to 9.5 percent for the first time in almost 26 years. Despite some ups and downs, today the unemployment rate continues to hover near 10 percent and 14.6 million Americans are unemp... More
  • Kline: Stop the Bailouts
    Aug 5, 2010  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, issued the following statement today in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to summon Congress to Washington to vote on a controversial state bailout, including $10 billion requested by tea... More
  • Obama Promises to Keep Up the Fight for Big Labor’s Job-Killing Card Check Scheme
    Aug 4, 2010  - Never one to give up on unpopular ideas, President Obama promised a gathering of the AFL-CIO he will stay in the fight to pass the so-called Employee Free Choice Act. Better known as card check, this undemocratic idea would strip workers of their right to a secret ballot when deciding whether to org... More
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