Foxx: "Students who have been lied to and suffered financial harm are entitled to relief and forgiveness"

This morning, the House will consider H.J. Res. 76, a resolution that would overturn the Education Department’s efforts to assist students who have been defrauded by colleges and universities while also protecting taxpayer interests. On the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, delivered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery): "Any school that has taken advantage of students must be held accountable. Students who have been lied ...

Democrats Pursue Radical Regulations at Expense of Students, Schools, and Taxpayers

Today, House Democrats passed H.J. Res. 76, a resolution to overturn the Trump administration’s commonsense borrower defense rule that will provide defrauded students relief, hold all colleges and universities accountable, and better protect taxpayer dollars. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote: “Students who have been harmed by fraudulent practices deserve relief. Period. Sadly, Obama’s over zealous and fla...

#ReligiousFreedomDay 2020

On this #ReligiousFreedomDay, nine federal agencies under President Trump’s administration have issued rules to ensure that religious organizations receive equal and fair treatment as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Among the nine agencies to issue rules that bolster religious freedom, five fall under the jurisdiction of the Education and Labor Committee, which includes the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department...

Foxx Blasts Democrats' Payout for Trial Lawyers

This afternoon, the House will consider H.R. 1230, the misleadingly named Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, which is a one-size-fits-all mandate that rewards trial lawyers at the expense of older Americans and disregards current law, real-world experience, and decades of Supreme Court precedent. On the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, delivered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery): "Let me be clear: Eve...

Democrats Pass the Protecting Trial Lawyers’ Paychecks Act

Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 1230, an unnecessary and misleading bill that will significantly benefit trial lawyers at the expense of older American workers. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote: “It is encouraging to see more and more older Americans continue to make invaluable contributions in the workplace, and Committee Republicans are committed to eliminating discrimination in the workplace to ensu...

Foxx Opening Statement at Markup of Bills on Pregnant Workers and Runaway and Homeless Youth

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a committee markup of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and H.R. 5191, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019. "Today we are marking up two bills, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (H.R. 5191). The first, is an exam...

Democrats Continue to Box Out Bipartisan Solutions

Today, Committee Democrats held a markup on two bills, one of which Republicans were completely denied an opportunity to engage in bipartisan talks. While the first bill, H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, has been improved, it lacks necessary religious safeguards that the Civil Rights Act guarantees. The other bill, H.R. 5191, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019, is a proposal that is full of empty funding promises, does not adequately address the im...

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