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    John Kline’s Provision on Troop Flexibility in House-Passed National Defense Bill

    Minnesota Congressman John Kline’s provision to ensure military commanders have much needed flexibility for our troops to fight Islamist extremists in Afghanistan and the region was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909) that passed the House last evening with strong bipartisan support. The annual NDAA serves as the policy and budgetary blueprint for the Pentagon. This is the 14th and final national defense bill that Kline, who is retiring at the end of this Congress, helped author.

    Star Tribune: There’s no ‘tooth fairy’ for pension fund bailout

    From a Star Tribune editorial: "Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline and former California Rep. George Miller, a Democrat, knew there’d be blowback as architects of a controversial 2014 reform allowing failing pension funds to cut accrued benefits. To their credit, the duo plowed forward with the legislation anyway, recognizing that some hardened problems have no good or easy solutions, and that in such situations, strong leadership means identifying the least bad option. There are few better illustrations of this than the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act, a painful but necessary measure that acknowledged federal bailouts for severely underfunded pension funds are unlikely and gave unprecedented flexibility to pension funds to restructure on their own to avoid insolvency."

    John Kline Helps Champion Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Protections Against Child Abuse and Neglect

    Minnesota Congressman John Kline released the following statement after the House passed the Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act (H.R. 4843) by a vote of 421-0. The bipartisan legislation will strengthen protections for infants born with illegal substance exposure by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to better ensure states are meeting current child welfare requirements.

    Older Americans Act Ensures Older Americans Can Continue to Live Active, Independent Lives with Dignity They Deserve

    After President Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S. 192), House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline said, "These commonsense changes will help ensure older Americans can continue to live active, independent lives with the dignity they deserve. We are pleased Republicans and Democrats were able to come together to advance this important priority.

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    Star Tribune Editorial: There's no 'tooth fairy' for pension fund bailout

    From a Star Tribune editorial: "Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline and former California Rep. George Miller, a Democrat, knew there’d be blowback as architects of a controversial 2014 reform allowing failing pension funds to cut accrued benefits. To their credit, the duo plowed forward with the legislation anyway, recognizing that some hardened problems have no good or easy solutions, and that in such situations, strong leadership means identifying the least bad option. There are few better illustrations of this than the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act, a painful but necessary measure that acknowledged federal bailouts for severely underfunded pension funds are unlikely and gave unprecedented flexibility to pension funds to restructure on their own to avoid insolvency."

    John Kline Honors 'Stars of the North'

    Minnesota Congressman John Kline honored residents and organizations from around Minnesota's 2nd Congressional district with Congressional Certificates of Special Recognition at his 10th annual “Star of the North” ceremony Tuesday at Kenwood Trail Junior High School in Lakeville. “These random acts of kindness and giving spirit are worthy of congressional recognition and their acts of goodwill have an immeasurable impact as their stories reach others throughout our communities,” said Kline. “Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Star of the North honorees will be inspiring each of us to share their story and follow their lead.”

    2015 Year in Review

    John Kline: "Serving our great nation for 25 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and 13 years in Congress has been an honor and a privilige. With the new year upon us, I invite you to check out my 'Year in Review,' highlighting some of the work we accomplished together in 2015."

    Replacing No Child Left Behind, Restoring Local Control in Our Schools

    After years of congressional delay and executive overreach, Congress is finally replacing No Child Left Behind. But more importantly, we are replacing the old approach of education with the new approach that will help every child in every school receive an excellent education. The President on Dec. 10 signed into law the bill Kline championed.

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    On WCCO with Dave Lee, John Kline Shares Memories Serving the Reagan's

    Minnesota Congressman John Kline, who served as a military aide for Presidents Carter and Reagan, shared memories from his time in the White house.

    ‘We have a responsibility to support this bill and I believe the President has a responsibility to sign it’

    Minnesota Congressman John Kline, the Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, offered remarks Jan. 6 in support of the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act,” legislation that eliminates the core provisions of ObamaCare that have hurt families, businesses, schools, and patients. The legislation Congress passed will rein in our nation’s deficit by roughly half a trillion dollars.

    On Bill Bennett, Kline Discusses Effort to Replace No Child Left Behind

    John Kline visits with Bill Bennett about the bipartisan bill he is championing to replace No Child Left Behind and restore local control to our schools.

    On Hugh Hewitt, Kline Discusses Effort to Replace No Child Left Behind

    John Kline speaks with Hugh Hewitt about the bipartisan bill he is championing to replace No Child Left Behind and restore local control to our schools.