House Education Chairman Lists Interest Rates and Transparency as Top Priorities
Chairman John Kline (R-MN) of the House Committee on Education and Workforce outlined his goals and priorities during the Committee’s first meeting of the 113th Congress earlier this week. The focus of the organizational meeting was to welcome new and returning members, review rules, and discuss goals and priorities of the committee. Chairman Kline indicated that the priorities for higher education include finding a long-term, market-based solution for student loan interest rates and finding new ways to increase transparency about college costs. In addition, the committee will work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which is set to expire in 2014, during the tenure of the 113th Congress.