Rep. John Kline (R-MN) was selected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee in the 114th Congress and issued this statement with the start of this new role:
I am humbled by the opportunity to continue leading this great committee. Significant challenges face our classrooms and workplaces, challenges that have persisted for far too long. Fixing a broken K-12 education system, promoting certainty and flexibility in our nation's workplaces, and strengthening higher education are all national priorities that will remain at the forefront of the committee's agenda. The American people want us to end the gridlock and get to work. If the president is willing to engage and the Senate is willing to act, we can advance reforms that will make a difference in the lives of students and working families. I am eager to help lead that effort and look forward to the work that lies ahead.
Chairman Kline also in unison with Rep. George Miller (D-CA), senior Democrat on the committee, praised the Senate’s passage of a bill to improve and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant. House and Senate leaders negotiated the bipartisan agreement in September, and the House approved the legislation shortly thereafter.
CEC Congratulates Chairman Kline on his new position.