Workforce Committee

Latest Workforce Committee Items
  • "Congress has the responsibility to explore ways to strengthen and streamline federal student aid programs making the process simpler for students, institutions and families," Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, says. (Associated Press)

    Student loans again on brink in Congress

    In a potential replay of last year's stand-off, more than 7 million college students could again be threatened with a doubling of the interest rate on their school loans July 1 if Congress fails to act.


  • Recess picks taint NLRB, says GOP

    President Obama's recess appointments to fill the National Labor Relations Board are operating on "shaky ground" and any rulings they participate in will be "tainted," a key House Republican warned Tuesday.


  • Obama proposes 'Plan B' for education reform

    Some congressional leaders on Tuesday said they fear the Obama administration's "Plan B" education-reform proposal could be seen not as a call to action on Capitol Hill, but instead as an excuse for lawmakers to take the summer off.


  • GAO hits programs for making teachers better

    Shoddy oversight and a lack of reliable testing methods make it difficult to know which federal programs geared to improve teacher quality are working, U.S. Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro told a House hearing Wednesday.


  • Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, is chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (Associated Press)

    Bipartisan effort will revise the No Child Act

    The clock is ticking on former President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act.


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