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.




Welcome to the online office of House Education and Labor Committee Republicans. As the Committee’s Senior Republican Member, I want to thank you for visiting and taking an interest in the policies that impact our nation’s schools and workplaces.

The dawn of the 21st century brought with it a new global reality, accompanied by great challenges and opportunities. We need an education system that prepares our children for the future and an economy that fosters entrepreneurialism and American enterprise.

To achieve those goals, federal education and labor policy must be rooted in that defining American principle of freedom: the freedom for states and local communities to pursue innovation and constant improvement in education and the freedom for workers and businesses to grow the economy and bring us back to prosperity.

The Education and Labor Committee oversees programs that affect hundreds of millions of Americans—from school teachers and small business owners to students and retirees. To serve our constituents and all Americans, Committee Republicans will work during the 111th Congress to build on vital reforms we set in motion during the past decade — pressing for parental empowerment and local control in education; modernization of outdated federal rules that stifle liberty and innovation; and dependable access to health care, retirement security, and training for American workers.

Committee Republicans have articulated a bold vision for education reform and workplace modernization. We are working to forge bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges while remaining steadfast in our commitment to the principles upon which our nation was founded.

We are humbled to serve and look forward to working on your behalf to strengthen America’s schools, protect the rights of children and families, and empower our workforce to thrive now and into the future.

Rep. John Kline
Senior Republican Member

Biography of U.S. Representative John Kline