WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 18, 2011 -
U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after an amendment to deny funds for implementing and enforcing the gainful employment regulation passed by a bipartisan vote of 289 to 136:
"Today's overwhelming bipartisan vote in support of a new approach to gainful employment is more than a victory for Congress; it is a victory on behalf of students everywhere. Students should be empowered to make an informed decision about their education, and we must ensure they have the information they need without targeting an entire sector of colleges and harming our economy. By blocking the administration's regulation, we prevented an unnecessary hurdle to important skills and training at a time when workers need every advantage to succeed in the workplace.
"I urge Secretary Duncan to concede to the will of Congress and put an end this job-destroying regulation once and for all. I look forward to working together on real solutions that strengthen the workforce and promote transparency for all students pursuing higher education."