• Walberg Statement: H. R. 6371, The Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act
    Nov 13, 2012  - The bill before us will take a small yet important step toward greater efficiency in federal construction contracting. For more than eighty years, federal contractors have been required to pay workers the ‘locally prevailing wage.’ Additionally, since 1961 those same workers have been entitled to on... More
  • Republican Leaders Request Investigation into Direct Loan Program Management
    Nov 5, 2012  - U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator L... More
  • Republican Leaders Request GAO Investigation into Direct Loan Program
    Nov 5, 2012  - Dear Mr. Dodaro: On March 27, 2012, we requested the Government Accountability Office examine the U.S. Department of Education’s oversight into the Direct Loan rehabilitation process for defaulted borrowers. Since that time, we have received numerous troubling complaints from borrowers whose financ... More
  • ICYMI: Health-Care Law Spurs a Shift to Part-Time Workers
    Nov 5, 2012  - The most recent jobs report reveals that unemployment is once again on the rise and millions of Americans are struggling to find work. President Obama’s failed policies have made it more difficult to find a job that offers a 40-hour work week. One painful example is the president’s government takeov... More
  • Kline Statement on October Jobs Report
    Nov 2, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for October: Results matter. And today’s employment report shows the American people have not been given the results President Obama pr... More
  • Kline: Obama Administration Continues to Play Game of Regulatory Hide-and-Seek
    Nov 1, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Obama administration once again failed to publish a list of economically significant regulations under development as required by federal law: The Obama administration continues to... More
  • ICYMI: Lighter Lunches Leave Kids Hungry
    Oct 31, 2012  - Reports continue to reveal new school lunch requirements are leaving students hungry, increasing food waste, and running up costs for schools nationwide. According to a school food services director from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, "Participation is down, and the feedback we are getting is that [stu... More