Smucker Opening Statement at Hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Higher Education

Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the future of higher education: "Before I discuss the topic of today’ hearing, I want to talk about the importance of doing our work in person. Leader McCarthy recently wrote in a letter to Speaker Pelosi that 'our Congress—a literal coming together ...

Democrats’ Anti-Worker Provisions Hidden in H.R. 2

H.R. 2 includes harmful, anti-worker provisions which were added to the bill in a last-minute amendment offered by House Democrats at the behest of their Big Labor allies. Vastly expands Davis-Bacon wage requirements. This expansion forces contractors to pay “prevailing” wages, which are calculated by unscientific government surveys that tilt the scale in favor of union wages. This mandate adds red tape, burdens employers, and inflates the cost of taxpayer-funded construction projects. The Congr...

Foxx Opposes Democrats' Partisan Infrastructure Bill

House Democrats are pushing a partisan infrastructure bill, H.R. 2, which includes school construction provisions that will result in increased costs to taxpayers, increased costs to states and school districts, and onerous new requirements for the entire education community. On the House floor today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, delivered the following remarks: "The Democrats’ school construction provisions in H.R. 2 will result in increased...

Foxx, Walberg Urge NLRB to Block Union Bosses’ Push for Electronic Elections

Today, Republican Workforce Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring and General Counsel Peter Robb expressing concerns with Democrat demands to require the Board to hold union elections electronically. Regrettably, union bosses and their allies in Congress are using the COVID-19 pandemic to advance a long-desired scheme that would make it easier to force more wor...

Foxx: Educational Choice is Powerful

Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued this statement following today’s Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue: “Educational choice is powerful. Students have the best chance at lifelong success if they have access to expanded opportunities at every level of education. “Sadly, state-sanctioned religious bigotry has, for more than a century, denied too many families this basic right to educational freedom. Today, the...

Foxx: "No innovation, investment, or solutions, just more of the failed status quo from House Democrats"

Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 1425, a socialist health care scheme that doubles down on the failures of the Affordable Care Act, limits access to new medicines and cures, and will contribute to skyrocketing healthcare costs. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote: "Propagandists have said that if one repeats a lie often enough, people will soon believe the lie and not the truth. Our colleagues are entitled...

Foxx Opposes Democrats' Socialist Health Care Scheme

Today, the House will vote on H.R. 1425, misguided legislation that will limit health care options for patients, contribute to already skyrocketing health care costs, and double down on the many failures of the Affordable Care Act. On the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, delivered the following remarks: "I rise today in opposition to H.R. 1425, the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act – the latest in a ser...

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