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  • Foxx: Apprenticeships Can Change Lives
    Nov 5, 2015  - In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke moments ago about the important role apprenticeships play in helping Americans compete for today’s high-skilled, in-demand jobs. For far too long, there has been a dis... More
  • Kline Congratulates Speaker Ryan
    Oct 29, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected to serve as the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Paul Ryan is the right man for the job at this important moment in the history of our gr... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Stop NLRB Attack on Small Businesses
    Oct 28, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved H.R. 3459, the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act. The legislation will protect small businesses and the workers they employ by rolling back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent de... More
  • Witnesses: School, Employer Partnerships Key to Preparing Students for 21st Century Jobs
    Oct 27, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held a hearing on ways to reform the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and improve career and technical education (CTE) to better serve students and meet the needs of ... More
  • Kline, Foxx Statement on New Higher Education Regulations
    Oct 27, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to two higher education regulations the administration finalized earlier today: Today’s announcem... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** THIS WEEK: Examining Career and Technical Education and Taking Action to Protect Local Businesses
    Oct 26, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee this week will continue its efforts to promote a competitive workforce by examining reforms to improve career and technical education and considering legislation to protect small businesses from bureaucratic overreach. On Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 a... More
  • Kline, Roe Applaud House-Passed Bill to Protect Taxpayers, Dismantle ObamaCare
    Oct 23, 2015  - The House of Representatives today passed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) by a vote of 240 to 189. The legislation combines recommendations from the House committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means to dismantle ObamaC... More
  • Senate, House Education Chairs Demand Administration End “Unprecedented Overreach” into College Accreditation Process
    Oct 23, 2015  - The chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House education committees today called on a federal agency with authority over consumer financial products to immediately halt its “unprecedented” investigation into a college accreditor. Senate chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and House chairman John Kline (R-MN)... More
  • Presidential Veto Would Punish Military Families and Students
    Oct 22, 2015  - Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner signed the National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that provides critical resources to help ensure a strong national defense. Despite bipartisan support for the plan, the administration has promised an unprecedented veto that would put America’s ... More
  • Stakeholders Describe Mine Safety Policies, Needed Improvements
    Oct 22, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing to review mine safety policies with stakeholders representing industry and labor, as well as safety experts. The latest in a series of hearings focused on worker health and safety, the hearing examined curr... More