Fiscally responsible reforms for students, workers and retirees.
Worker training and education programs are critical to putting Americans back to work and creating jobs. Particularly in an uncertain economy, Republicans are committed to a dynamic, results-oriented job training system that will meet workers' needs and help local communities respond to changing labor market conditions.
In 1998, Committee Republicans crafted the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to give job seekers access to job training services, counseling, and labor market information to help them get back on their feet. Although the legislation - and the One-Stop Centers it created to streamline job training - have been a success, Republicans recognize that more work is needed.
In the 111th Congress, Republicans will continue pressing for legislation to strengthen and improve America’s job training system even further so states and communities can give workers the training they need to find good jobs.
Kline Statement on May Jobs Report (June 4, 2010)
McKeon op-ed on TCSDaily.com: Regulation, Litigation, and Taxation (December 18, 2007)
American Enterprise in a Struggling Economy (December 16, 2009)
Workforce Investment Improvement Act (H.R. 4271) (December 16, 2009)
House Democrats Paint New Targets on Small Businesses (December 16, 2009)
Protect Students' Access to Financial Aid (February 19, 2010)
“New Direction” Leads to Massive Job Losses (March 25, 2010)
SOTU Preview: A Phony Freeze & Growing Government … But Where Are the Jobs? (January 27, 2010)
McKeon Statement: Consideration of H.R. 12, the Paycheck Fairness Act (January 9, 2009)