• Bipartisan Ideas to Strengthen Higher Education
    Jul 24, 2015  - As summer comes to a close and college-goers begin preparing for the fall semester, students and families face tough challenges fulfilling the dream of a higher education that will prepare them to succeed in the workforce: College costs continue to rise. Over the past decade, the average costs at fo... More
  • #FBF: Market-Based student loans ‘a win for students and taxpayers’
    May 15, 2015  - Two years ago, Washington was embroiled in a classic self-made crisis. Thanks to the political gimmicks of Washington Democrats, interest rates on most federal student loans were set to double. The president called on Congress to pass a long-term, market-based solution that would get Washington out ... More
  • Strengthening America’s Higher Education System
    Jul 17, 2014  - With the summer in full-swing, students and prospective students are making important choices about their higher education. Mary Anna Dennard, founder of CollegeAuditionCoach.com, writes in Huffington Post: College tuition is at an all-time high, as are the stakes for families across the country. St... More
  • Save American Workers Act Helps Protect Schools from Flawed Health Care Law
    Apr 2, 2014  - ObamaCare continues to harm American families through canceled plans, lower wages, and skyrocketing costs. This week the House will vote on a bill to provide relief from one of the law’s most onerous provisions. The Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575) will repeal ObamaCare’s 30-hour definition of ... More
  • The REINS Act: Strengthening Regulatory Accountability For America’s Students and Workers
    Aug 1, 2013  - This week the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), the legislation would require federal agencies to submit major regulations (those with an annual economic effect of more t... More
  • House Democrats Reverse Course, Back Smart Policies in Republican Student Loan Bill
    Jul 25, 2013  - In a landslide vote, the Democrat-led Senate finally amended and approved House-passed legislation to get politicians out of the business of setting student loan interest rates. As Chairman Kline said after yesterday’s remarkable vote, “We finally have a Senate agreement worthy of public support [th... More
  • Getting Politicians out of the Business of Setting Student Loan Interest Rate
    May 14, 2013  - Unless a long-term solution is enacted, millions of student loan borrowers will see their interest rates double on July 1, 2013. To prevent this interest rate cliff, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training ... More