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The 0.5% Economy

President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then came word that the economy is growing at its slowest rate in two years—an abysmal 0.5 percent—a troubling dose of reality that has even the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute concerned. Every day,...

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A Matter of Fact: Improving Child Nutrition

Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. That’s why House Republicans have introduced H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, to strengthen nutrition assistance for children, families, and taxpayers. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), the bill will ensure states, schools, and providers have the flexibility they need to provide children access to healthy meals w...

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Kline: SOAR Act Puts D.C. Students on the Path to Hope

Ahead of House passage today of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) urged members to support the legislation and renew a “vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia.” Introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the bill (H.R. 4901) will provide support for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, D.C. public schools, a...

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Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act

I rise today in strong support of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which will renew our vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia. In passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, we took important steps to support and encourage greater school choice for students and their families. These reforms empower parents to do what’s best for their child’s education, and help ensure that all children are able to receive the excellent education they deserve—regardless of their...

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