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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Kline Statement: H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    Jul 9, 2014  - Men and women across the country are struggling to make ends meet. Many have lost a job and others are working more for less. Learning a new skill or trade can open the door to that next opportunity a worker desperately needs, yet too often flawed policies stand in the way. Quite frankly our nation’... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Consider Legislation to Strengthen America’s Higher Education System
    Jul 8, 2014  - On Thursday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136), the Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (H.R. 4983), and the Empowering ... More
  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Bill a Win for Workers and Taxpayers
    Jul 8, 2014  - This week the House will consider the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation to help put Americans back to work by reforming the nation’s outdated workforce development system. Overwhelmingly approved by the Senate in June, this bipartisan, bicameral legislation embodies the pr... More
  • Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act
    Jul 7, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: The cost of obtaining a college degree has risen dramatically over the past decade. For example, since 2002 in-state tuition and fees at public four-year and two-year institutions increased by 51 percent and 35 percent, respectively. During this same period of time, the cost of attendi... More
  • Committee Continues Oversight of Effort to Unionize Student Athletes
    Jul 3, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee leaders today joined a bicameral amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as it considers whether to treat scholarship student athletes as “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act. The legal brief argues that college athletes are... More
  • Committee Leaders Issue Joint Statement in Response to PBGC Financial Report
    Jun 30, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Education and the Workforce Committee Senior Democrat George Miller (D-CA), Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Senior Democrat J... More
  • Kline, Roe Applaud Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    Jun 30, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today issued the following joint statement after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores: Religious freedom is a fund... More
  • Left Turn: Supreme Court Rebukes President Obama
    Jun 27, 2014  - In a resounding rebuke of President Obama, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision yesterday declaring the president’s 2012 non-recess recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional. In response to the high court’s ruling, Education and the Workforce Committee Chair... More
  • Committee Members Introduce Legislation to Strengthen America’s Higher Education System
    Jun 26, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee members today introduced the first in a series of legislative proposals to reform the nation’s higher education system. The bills were introduced following the release earlier this week of a committee white paper outlining key principles for reauthorizing ... More
  • Kline, Roe Respond to Supreme Court’s Noel Canning Decision
    Jun 26, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today issued the following joint statement after the Supreme Court struck down President Obama’s unconstitutional appointments to the National Labo... More
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