• Kline Statement on Upper Big Branch Report
    Dec 6, 2011  - U.S. House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released its final report on the 2010 Upper Big Branch mining disaster: “Today’s report by the Mine Safety and Health Administration documents the reckless disregard for cri... More
  • Kline Welcomes MSHA’s Decision to Launch New Mine Safety Conference Process
    Dec 2, 2011  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it would implement a conference process to help reduce the backlog of contested mine safety violations: “The decision t... More
  • Kline Statement on November Jobs Report
    Dec 2, 2011  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for November: "The fact that thousands of Americans will have a new job this holiday season offers some comfort, but not nearly enough ... More
  • ICYMI: House Reaffirms Long-Standing Workforce Protections
    Dec 1, 2011  - On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with bipartisan support legislation to protect employers' free speech and workers' free choice in a union election. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) rolls back the Obama National Labor Relations Board's devastating ambush ele... More
  • Kline Praises House Passage of Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
    Nov 30, 2011  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a key component of the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R.3094), introduced by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), will rein in the National Labor Rela... More
  • Subcommittee Discusses Bold Solutions to Help Reduce College Costs
    Nov 30, 2011  - Today, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held a hearing entitled, “Keeping College within Reach: Discussing Ways Institutions Can Streamline Costs and Reduce Tuition.” Over the last decade, college costs have risen dramatically. In the... More
  • Part 3: Despite False Rhetoric, H.R. 3094 is Commonsense Legislation that Protects Workers and Employers
    Nov 30, 2011  - In recent months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working to implement sweeping changes to federal labor policies that will undermine the rights of employers and employees. In an effort to roll back the NLRB’s activist agenda, Republicans are advancing the Workforce Democracy and ... More