House Committee on Education and Labor
U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
Ranking Member

Fiscally responsible reforms for students, workers and retirees.


Education Issues


When it comes to our nation’s schools, more than ever is being spent – and, indeed, more than ever is being expected. 

However, simply spending more money is not the answer to the problems facing America’s education system.  That's why congressional Republicans believe that funding must be coupled with high standards, accountability for results, and increased parental involvement.  In the 111th Congress, Republicans will not lose sight of the fact that resources alone are not the answer. Reform is.

Press Releases

Kline Statement on Exploiting Emergency Troop Funding for another State Bailout (June 30, 2010)

Republican Leaders Call on President Obama and Speaker Pelosi to Move Troop Funding Bill (June 16, 2010)

Kline Highlights New Venue for Americans to Speak Out on Education and Workplace Issues (May 25, 2010)

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Member Views

McKeon op-ed on Regulation, Litigation, and Taxation (December 18, 2007)

Fact Sheets

Conference Agreement on H.R. 2669: Democrats Choose Big Government Entitlements Over Pell Grants for Low-Income Students (September 6, 2007)

The GOP Fiscally-Responsible Student Aid Alternative (July 11, 2007)

MYTH vs. FACT: The Democrat Entitlement Bill (July 10, 2007)

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Dear Colleagues

We Can Do Better With a Scalpel to the Budget (May 12, 2009)

$1.84 Trillion and Counting… (May 12, 2009)

Veto Threat: the College Cost Reduction Act (July 11, 2007)

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Left Turns

Status of the Stimulus: Fuzzy Math, Wasteful Spending – and Unemployment Still Rising (November 4, 2009)

Floor Statements

McKeon Statement on Motion to Instruct Conferees on the "College Cost Reduction Act" (H.R. 2669) (September 4, 2007)

McKeon Statement on the College Cost Reduction Act (H.R. 2669) (July 11, 2007)

McKeon Statement on the Federal Budget and Student Loans (May 17, 2007)

Committee Statements

McKeon Statement: Hearing on “The Obama Administration’s Education Agenda” (May 20, 2009)