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Kline Named Chairman of House Education and Labor Committee
Republicans Focused on Certainty and Simplicity in Federal Rules and Regulations; Priority is to Promote Innovation in Schools and Workplaces

Rep. John Kline (R-MN) was selected today to serve as Chairman of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee in the 112th Congress. Kline, who was first elected to Congress in 2002 and is currently the committee's Senior Republican Member, issued the following statement:

“Job creation and American competitiveness are vital national priorities. As Chairman, I will ensure they are at the forefront of the Education and Labor Committee agenda. I am humbled by the decision of my colleagues to allow me to lead this panel, and I am eager to move forward with an agenda that fulfills our pledge to create a smaller, more accountable federal government. My goal for the federal programs and agencies that oversee our schools and workplaces is to provide certainty and simplicity. We must ensure federal red tape does not become the enemy of innovation, and that federal mandates do not become roadblocks on the path to reform.”

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