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  • Kline Requests Details on NLRB Response to IG Findings of Prohibited Communications
    Nov 29, 2012  - Dear Chairman Pearce and Acting General Counsel Solomon: On November 19, in response to my inquiry, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of Inspector General (IG) issued a memorandum, attached, stating that “certain statements in e-mail messages from personnel in the Division of Advic... More
  • Kline Statement on Review of Proposed Changes to Federal Workers’ Compensation Program
    Nov 26, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two reports examining the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA): The G... More
  • ICYMI: What's Next for Head Start?
    Nov 16, 2012  - Each year, the federal government spends more than seven billion dollars on Head Start, a program designed to help low-income children prepare for success in school and in life. In an effort to ensure the program is working for families and taxpayers, congressional leaders in the House and Senate h... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Claims Processing Efficiency Under Davis-Bacon Act
    Nov 13, 2012  - The House of Representatives today approved the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (H.R. 6371), legislation that moves responsibility for wage claims adjustments for workers employed by federal contractors from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Depart... More
  • Walberg Statement: H. R. 6371, The Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act
    Nov 13, 2012  - The bill before us will take a small yet important step toward greater efficiency in federal construction contracting. For more than eighty years, federal contractors have been required to pay workers the ‘locally prevailing wage.’ Additionally, since 1961 those same workers have been entitled to on... More
  • Republican Leaders Request Investigation into Direct Loan Program Management
    Nov 5, 2012  - U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator L... More
  • Republican Leaders Request GAO Investigation into Direct Loan Program
    Nov 5, 2012  - Dear Mr. Dodaro: On March 27, 2012, we requested the Government Accountability Office examine the U.S. Department of Education’s oversight into the Direct Loan rehabilitation process for defaulted borrowers. Since that time, we have received numerous troubling complaints from borrowers whose financ... More
  • ICYMI: Health-Care Law Spurs a Shift to Part-Time Workers
    Nov 5, 2012  - The most recent jobs report reveals that unemployment is once again on the rise and millions of Americans are struggling to find work. President Obama’s failed policies have made it more difficult to find a job that offers a 40-hour work week. One painful example is the president’s government takeov... More
  • Kline Statement on October Jobs Report
    Nov 2, 2012  - 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 October: Results matter. And today’s employment report shows the American people have not been given the results President Obama pr... More
  • Kline: Obama Administration Continues to Play Game of Regulatory Hide-and-Seek
    Nov 1, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Obama administration once again failed to publish a list of economically significant regulations under development as required by federal law: The Obama administration continues to... More
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