John Kline on Twin Cities NewsTalk with Bob Davis & Tom Emmer (Twin Cities Newstalk): John joined Bob Davis and Tom Emmer live on-air in the Twin Cities NewsTalk studio Wednesday morning to discuss ObamaCare and the devastating impact it has had on the economy. They also discussed Washington’s spending problem which is burdening our children and grandchildren with insurmountable debt.
John Kline: After the court rules, Congress should reform health care (Pioneer Press): This month, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling to fully repeal, partially repeal or uphold the president's health care law. Much to the dismay of tens of millions of Americans and the majority of Minnesotans I hear from, “ObamaCare,” as it is commonly called, became the law of the land in March 2010. Over the past two years, the president's health care law has sent the nation down a costly path of bureaucracy and broken promises. Job crushing mandates, higher costs for families and more government control – all of which threaten health care coverage for millions of Americans – are the growing legacy of this flawed law.
Congressman Kline talks business in Red Wing (Red Wing Republican-Eagle): Local business and community members thanked U.S. Congressman John Kline Tuesday for his work in Washington, but also said some things need to change. Some audience members at a public forum that afternoon said discussions need to go beyond “this is how Washington works.” And for the most part, Kline agreed. At the forum, co-hosted by the Red Wing Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters and Rotary, the Republican representative said the country faces many challenges. “We’ve got an economy that’s just struggling,” Kline said. He also discussed the need to streamline work force training programs.
John Kline: Market can fix student loans (Politico): Unless Congress takes action, student loan interest rates for millions of borrowers will double in just a few short weeks. The House has already done its part by approving the Interest Rate Reduction Act, bipartisan legislation that would prevent a scheduled interest rate increase on subsidized Stafford loans without piling additional costs on taxpayers. In an effort to find common ground, Republican leaders also sent President Barack Obama two other sensible proposals to fully pay for an extension of the current 3.4 percent rate. Unfortunately, the president and Senate Democrats have yet to advance a responsible plan that maintains the lower interest rate without raising taxes or adding to the deficit, leaving student loan borrowers in limbo.
Obermueller campaign against Kline gets a boost (Star Tribune): The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added Mike Obermueller, who is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline, to the top of its “Red to Blue” list for this fall's election – an indication that Obermueller’s campaign will receive support from Washington, D.C. DCCC leaders added Obermueller to their “Emerging Races” list earlier this year and have now promoted him to the top tier, which means his candidacy is now considered among the 36 most competitive in the nation.