A news release said Kline, who was first elected to Congress in 2002, is currently the committee’s Senior Republican Member.
“Job creation and American competitiveness are vital national priorities,” Kline said in a statement. “As Chairman, I will ensure they are at the forefront of the Education and Labor Committee agenda…. My goal for the federal programs and agencies that oversee our schools and workplaces is to provide certainty and simplicity. We must ensure federal red tape does not become the enemy of innovation, and that federal mandates do not become roadblocks on the path to reform.”