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Kline to return as Education and Workforce Committee chairman

WASHINGTON — Minnesota U.S. Rep. John Kline will serve a second term as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee in 2013-14, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday.

Kline has chaired the committee since Republicans took back control of the House in 2011.  This session has been marked by clashes with the White House on both education and labor policy, primarily No Child Left Behind reform and the power of the National Labor Relations Board

Kline is the only Minnesotan slated to chair a full House committee in the 113th Congress, as he is now.

The House Republican conference will vote on committee chairs on Wednesday, though passage is expected.

Here's a full list of House committee chairs for next session (chairs for committees on House administration and ethics will be named later):

    • Agriculture – Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)    
    • Appropriations – Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)    
    • Armed Services – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA)    
    • Budget – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)    
    • Education and the Workforce – Rep. John Kline (R-MN)    
    • Energy and Commerce – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)    
    • Financial Services – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)    
    • Foreign Affairs – Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)    
    • Homeland Security – Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)    
    • Intelligence – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)    
    • Judiciary – Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)    
    • Natural Resources – Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)    
    • Oversight and Government Reform – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)    
    • Rules – Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)    
    • Science, Space, and Technology – Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)    
    • Small Business – Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)    
    • Transportation and Infrastructure – Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)    
    • Veterans’ Affairs – Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL)    
    • Ways and Means – Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.

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