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  • Kline Statement on Universal Pre-K Legislation
    Nov 13, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement on newly introduced House and Senate proposals to create a universal Pre-K program: We can all agree on the importance of ensuring children have the foundation necessary to succeed in school and in ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Examine Impact of ObamaCare on Nation’s Schools
    Nov 12, 2013  - On Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Schools, Colleges, and Universities.” The hearing will take place in room 2... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Discuss Opportunities to Streamline Federal Student Aid
    Nov 8, 2013  - On Wednesday, November 13th at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Keeping College Within Reach: Simplifying Federal Student Aid.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Buildi... More
  • ICYMI: Labor might have just gotten a pass on an ObamaCare fee
    Nov 7, 2013  - The Obama administration may have an early Christmas gift for their Big Labor friends. In recent months union leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns with President Obama’s health care law. At a September convention in Los Angeles, members of the AFL-CIO approved a resolution describing the h... More
  • Left Turn: ObamaCare Creates New Hurdles for Schools, Colleges, and Universities
    Nov 6, 2013  - Each day we learn more about the devastating effects of the presidents health care law. From website glitches and privacy concerns to cancelled health plans and higher premiums, the laws fatal flaws are exceedingly obvious. And the problems in the law arent just hurting families, businesses, and wor... More
  • Committee Investigates Role of Worker Centers in ObamaCare Enrollment
    Nov 1, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide information concerning the role of worker centers in implementing the Pati... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Role of Workers Centers Implementing Health Care Law
    Nov 1, 2013  - Dear Secretary Sebelius: We understand worker centers have received federal taxpayer grants under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to serve as navigators. Accordingly, we are investigating the funding and activities of worker centers. To further this investigation, we ask you ... More
  • You Can Keep Your Health Plan*
    Oct 31, 2013  - President Obama has intoned "if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan" hundreds if not thousands of times. Sometimes he has even added that "no one will take it away, no matter what" or "nothing will change, period." But now that reality is repudiating the President's unequivocal... More
  • Committee Renews Request for Information on DOL Companion Care Regulation
    Oct 31, 2013  - Dear Secretary Perez: On October 1, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule making significant changes to the long-standing minimum wage and overtime exemption for companionship services under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When this regulation takes effect, on January 1, 2015, it ... More
  • Kline Urges Senate to Reject Griffin Nomination
    Oct 29, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released the following statement urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Richard Griffin as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board: The Senate should unanimously reject the nomination of Richard Griffin for g... More
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