WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 13, 2014 -
House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA) announced he will retire at the end of the 113th Congress:
For four decades, George Miller has been a fierce advocate in Congress for students and workers. His strong leadership and work ethic helped the committee forge bipartisan agreement on a number of critical issues, from simplifying the federal student loan program to advancing legislation to support the growth of high-quality charter schools. Tough challenges remain on the committee’s agenda, including reforming the multiemployer pension system and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, and I look forward to continuing our work together in the year ahead. It remains an honor to serve with George, and I am proud to call him a friend.
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