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*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** NEXT WEEK: Protecting Access to Retirement Advice and Examining School Choice Efforts

The House Committee Education and the Workforce next week will consider legislation to strengthen the retirement security of working Americans and hold a hearing to examine school choice efforts at the state and local levels.

On Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a markup of the Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act (H.R. 4293), introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), and the Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support Act (H.R. 4294), introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL). The complementary, bipartisan proposals will require financial advisors to serve their clients’ best interests and protect access to high-quality, affordable retirement advice. The proposals provide a responsible legislative alternative to the Department of Labor’s controversial fiduciary regulatory proposal. The markup will take place in room HVC-210 of the Capitol Visitor Center.

On Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Expanding Educational Opportunity through School Choice.” By empowering parents with a variety of educational options, school choice plays a vital role in helping children access a quality education. During Wednesday’s hearing, members will learn more about how states and communities are improving and expanding school choice, as well as discuss how federal policies can support these efforts. The hearing will take place in room HVC-210 of the Capitol Visitor Center.

For more information about the markup and hearing scheduled for next week, visit


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