Foxx Statement on Bernie Sanders' Wage Proposal

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Senior Republican of the Committee on Education and Labor, released the following statement upon House Democrats’ introduction of the Raise the Wage Act: “Wages are growing at the fastest pace in a decade thanks to the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but House Democrats’ bill to more than double the minimum wage to $15 per hour would derail that hard-earned progress. Today’s bill signals that House Democrats would rather promote Bernie Sanders’ extreme and unw...

What's in a name?

Education and Labor Committee Senior Republican Virginia Foxx sheds some light on the committee’s history, why words matter, and what it means to work for everybody. Watch video here.

Foxx Statement on Preschool Development Grants

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Senior Republican of the House Committee on Education and Labor, released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care announced the Preschool Development Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Initial Grant awards: “These preschool development grants are an important step in empowering communities to serve children and families more effectively and efficiently. Local leaders have a deep u...

ICYMI: Stop Calling It [That]

By Rep. Virginia Foxx — from the January 2, 2019 print edition I know how it feels to be the only woman in a room of powerful men. I also know how it feels to be tuned out because of how I look or where I’m from. For these reasons I’m sympathetic to those who are passionate about changing culture for the better by promoting “inclusive” language. But the focus on inclusivity hasn’t extended to the way we talk about education. Education has always been the key to opportunity in America, rightly c...

Five Ways We’ve Made America Better: Leading real postsecondary education reform

Seven million unfilled jobs and more than $1.5 trillion in student debt means that the status quo is doing more harm than good. In the 115th Congress, the Committee on Education and the Workforce changed the conversation around higher education. Americans have invested billions of dollars and countless hours of hard work into higher education in an effort to earn a better job and live a fulfilling life. Unfortunately, today’s chaotic maze of federal aid programs, requirements, and red tape has d...

Five Ways We’ve Made America Better: Reforming our juvenile justice system

One of the most important things we’ve done in the 115th Congress was our tireless work, in true bipartisan fashion, on legislation to reform our juvenile justice system. After three years of hard work and dedication, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act cleared the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the bill received Speaker Ryan’s signature late last night. Next stop: Oval Office. Helping children reject a life of crime has long been a national priority. It requires more than an adjudica...

Five Ways We’ve Made America Better: Strengthening career and technical education

The Committee on Education and the Workforce had a lot to celebrate during the 115th Congress, but one of its biggest accomplishments was the strong bipartisan passage of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Americans face a job market that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Advances in technology and the growth of a global economy have dramatically changed the kinds of jobs that are available, making high-quality edu...

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