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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Committee Republicans Urge Flexibility on School Lunch Requirements
    Oct 18, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD), and Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) today urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to reexamine the new meal pattern and nutrition requirements for the National Sc... More
  • Kline and Coburn Question Costs, Delays Surrounding Unreleased Head Start Report
    Oct 18, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting answers on a significantly delayed report intended to shed light on the long-term e... More
  • Kline and Coburn Ask HHS for Answers on Delayed Head Start Report
    Oct 18, 2012  - Dear Secretary Sebelius: Head Start is one of the federal government’s largest initiatives to improve the lives of the estimated 900,000 children it serves, who are among the most at-risk in our society. Since taxpayers spend more than $14,000 for each child who is enrolled in the program for a ful... More
  • Committee Members Ask USDA Secretary Vilsack to Reexamine Controversial School Lunch Requirements
    Oct 18, 2012  - Dear Secretary Vilsack: Over the last month, state and local food service personnel, teachers, parents, and students have expressed concern about the recent meal pattern and nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs proposed by the U.S. Department of Agricul... More
  • Where are the jobs from ObamaCare?
    Oct 10, 2012  - “So this bill is not only about the health security of America. It's about jobs. In its life it will create 4 million jobs…” – Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), 02/25/2010 More jobs – one of many promises made by Washington Democrats trying to sell the public a government takeover of health care.... More
  • Committee Expands Oversight of Administration’s Controversial WARN Act Guidance
    Oct 9, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), expanded the committee’s oversight of the Obama administration’s controversial actions concerning sequestration ... More
  • Committee Demands Information on OMB's WARN Act Guidance
    Oct 5, 2012  - Dear Acting Director Zients: We are greatly concerned about the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) September 28, 2012 guidance regarding “Allowable Contracting Costs Associated with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.”Specifically, we are concerned by OMB’s reliance o... More
  • Kline Statement on September Jobs Report
    Oct 5, 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 September: Creating 104,000 private sector jobs is certainly welcome news, but more than three years into the so-called ‘recovery,’... More
  • Kline Urges MSHA to Strengthen Accountability Program, Adopt IG Recommendations
    Oct 2, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) responded today to a Department of Labor Office of Inspector General report on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) internal accountability program. Chairman Kline requested the review last year to determine... More
  • ICYMI: Micro-Unions: Washington's Newest Threat to Business
    Sep 26, 2012  - The Democrat-led Senate continues to block action on more than 30 House-passed jobs bills. One of the commonsense proposals stuck in the Senate’s stack of unfinished business is the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094). This important legislation would rein in the National Labor Relatio... More
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