Rep. John Kline urges White House to keep troop levels up in Afghanistan
Rep. John Kline said Wednesday he will urge the Obama administration not to depress troop levels in Afghanistan below 10,000 so the Afghan security forces have some intelligence and logistical support through the year.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
House Majority PAC reserves $6.5 million in fall TV time on behalf of Democrats
The Democratic-aligned House Majority PAC, which you can think of as the official unofficial super PAC of the DCCCC, has released a list of 24 districts where it's made its first fall ad reservations of the cycle.
On-base fast food outlets get temporary reprieve from new wage rules
The Labor Department has pulled back - at least temporarily - from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit.
House Majority PAC spends $6.5M on early TV reservations
The House Majority PAC is plunking down $6.5 million to make early TV airtime reservations for the districts in which it expects to compete this fall.
ANKARA: Delegation Of US Representatives Visit Ankara
DELEGATION OF US REPRESENTATIVES VISIT ANKARA Daily Sabah, Turkey April 17 2014 U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Boehner meets with top Turkish officials and assures Turkey that there was no chance the Armenian genocide bill would pass by Daily Sabah ANKARA -- A delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives took part in a series of ... (more)
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Kline pads fundraising lead over Obermueller
The latest first quarter campaign finance reports show a commanding fund-raising lead for incumbent U.S. Rep. John Kline in the state's 2nd District.
The Daily Beast
The Obamacare Win That Wasn't?By Olivia Nuzzi
The health-care law will cost the country $100 million less than predicted, which sounds like a good thing-but you won't hear Republican detractors say so.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House
States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools-and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education-under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the House Education and the Workforce Committee last week.
Ratings Change: Minnesota's 2nd District
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., was re-elected in 2012 with less than 55 percent in a district that Barack Obama won twice, making him an initial Democratic target.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner, center, met with members of the Afghan military during his 2011 visit to Afghanistan.
The Wall Street Journal
Boehner Visits Afghanistan as Part of Trip Focused on National Security
House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., April 10, 2014.
Boehner, House GOP in Afghanistan
Boehner is in the Middle East with Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline of Minnesota, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings of Washington state, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan, and Reps.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
40 lawmakers seek to halt closure of military fast food outlets
Troops and and civilians enjoy American fast food at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center's food court in 2009.
Unemployment Extension Deal May Hinge on Job Training Compromise
A potential agreement on a long-stalled House GOP proposal to streamline federal job training programs is emerging as a possible linchpin for a deal on a five-month extension of expired unemployment benefits.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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Huffpost Hill - Members Of Congress Are The New Single Mothers Working In Diners
In one day, congressional Republicans blocked pay equity legislation AND an anti-discrimination measure -- the bill providing Dickensian ragamuffins more gruel is slated for a vote tomorrow .
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Busy Day For House GOP: Blocks Bills On Minimum Wage, Equal Pay, LGBT Rights, Mine Safety
In a single committee meeting Wednesday, House Republicans voted against considering bills to raise the minimum wage, reform mine safety law and expand equal pay and discrimination protections.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Charter Schools: We Want to Break Through the Partisan Gridlock | Commentary
As strong advocates for parental school choice, we were pleased that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was open to learning about the tremendous opportunities that charter schools can offer students and families.
Is public school for sale?: the cost of KIPP
Bipartisan charter school legislation introduced in the House will allow states to "receive grants to develop and expand high-quality charter schools under a new bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Concept: Students who work in job after graduation wouldn't have to repay
THE PANEL The following were members of the panel who spoke to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce during a hearing Wednesday morning: - Dr. George A. Pruitt, president of Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J.; - Kevin Gilligan, chairman and CEO of Capella Education Co.
Kline touts charter school bill
Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline is more optimistic at his second attempt at overhauling the way the federal government treats charter schools.