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Kline, Foxx Commend Federal Court for Reining In Controversial Gainful Employment Regulation

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following joint statement after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down portions of the Department of Education’s controversial “gainful employment” regulation:

“As these tough economic times continue, Americans are looking to proprietary colleges and vocational programs for the education and skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in a tight job market. The red tape and bureaucracy associated with the so-called ‘gainful employment’ regulation would have severely limited students’ academic options and made it impossible for many schools to respond quickly to local workforce needs without pre-approval from the Secretary of Education. The court’s decision to strike the most burdensome portions of the ‘gainful employment’ regulation is a welcome development in the fight to remove unnecessary federal rules that restrict choice and opportunities in higher education.”

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