***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Gov. Mike Pence to Testify on Policies Affecting America’s Schools, Workplaces
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2015
On Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m., Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) will testify at a hearing chaired by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN). The hearing, entitled “Expanding Opportunity in America’s Schools and Workplaces,” will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Workplaces and schools across the country face significant challenges. More than eight million workers are unemployed, while another 6.8 million individuals are working part-time hours when they need full-time jobs. Wages remain stagnant and economic growth slowed in the last quarter of 2014. Meanwhile, approximately one out of five students will drop out of high school before receiving a diploma. Those who do graduate are often unprepared to pursue a postsecondary education and compete in the workforce.
To help the country move in a new direction, Congress is advancing reforms to improve education for America’s students and expand opportunity for working families. Wednesday’s hearing will allow committee members to learn about efforts by state leaders to strengthen education and spur job creation.
For more information on Wednesday’s hearing, visit republicans-edlabor.house.gov/hearings. To watch a live webcast of the hearing, click here.
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The Honorable Mike Pence
State of Indiana
Dr. Michael Amiridis
University of South Carolina
Mr. Drew Greenblatt
President and CEO
Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers
Dr. Lawrence Mishel
Economic Policy Institute