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House, Senate Education Leaders Discuss Efforts to Replace No Child Left Behind

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senate Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and House Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) today met to discuss proceeding with a conference committee to resolve differences in the House- and Senate-passed bills to replace No Child Left Behind. Kline said: “There is a lot of work to do in the coming months, and I am confident we will be able...

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Rose-Colored Glasses Can't Hide ObamaCare’s Harmful Effects

During a hearing convened by the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell tried painting a rosy picture of the president’s health care law. According to Secretary Burwell, because of ObamaCare, “middle class families have more security” and “as a nation, we are spending our health care dollars more wisely and starting to receive higher quality care.” However, as Chairman John Kline (R-MN) pointed out, the rosy rhetoric continues to fall far ...

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Kline Statement on Administration’s Pell Grant Proposal

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to an administration proposal to extend Pell Grants to certain incarcerated individuals​: How we ensure the long-term sustainability of the Pell Grant program needs to be a national conversation, and as part of that conversation, we should discuss whether this aid can help incarcerated individuals become productive members of society. Unfortunately, the administration has chosen once...

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Sec. Burwell: HHS Won’t Investigate Planned Parenthood

Testifying before the Education and the Workforce Committee earlier today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell declined to state whether her department would investigate the gruesome abortion practices by Planned Parenthood that have been raised in a series of recent videos. Secretary Burwell, who testified that she had not personally viewed any of the widely-available videos, suggested this is a matter more appropriately referred to the Department of Justice. According to t...

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