Foxx to Lead Education and Labor Committee Republicans in the 117th Congress

Today, the House Republican Conference selected Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to continue leading the Committee on Education and Labor Republicans in the 117th Congress. Following the announcement, Republican Leader Foxx released this statement: "Over the past few years, my Republican colleagues have entrusted me to lead the Committee on Education and Labor—an honor I do not take lightly. In the wake of an unprecedented push by Democrats for radical, one-size-fits-all legislation, I am proud to say ...

ICYMI: Democrats’ socialist takeover of higher education

During the Federal Student Aid office’s virtual conference held on Tuesday, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposed the push for free college for what it is: a socialist takeover of higher education. Democrats have long pushed for free college at the expense of American taxpayers and students who are truly in need of assistance. Unlike Democrats, Committee Republicans and the Department of Education understand that a debt cancellation scheme robs from the poor to pay for the rich a...

Thanksgiving Roundup: Policies @EdLaborGOP is Thankful For

2020 has been a year of adversity. The strength of communities, businesses, and families alike have been tested in ways unseen before because of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve witnessed frontline workers, job creators, and local community members step up in extraordinary ways to help our country heal. Throughout these difficult times, Committee Republicans remain committed to helping workers, job creators, students, and families overcome obstacles the pandemic has imposed. As we reflect during ...

Foxx Applauds New USDA Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), released the following statement after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced new child nutrition program flexibilities, including sodium reduction in school-offered meals: “Millions of American families depend on school meals as a reliable source of nutrition for their children. The child nutrition rule announced today by Secretary Perdue offers a clear pathway for schools t...

Democrats Ditch Bipartisanship, Pass Job-Killing Apprenticeship Bill

Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 8294, legislation that doubles down on an 80-year-old system, closes pathways to apprenticeships, limits opportunities for jobseekers, and gives kickbacks to unions. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote: "Workforce programs like apprenticeships will aid in closing the skills gap and put more Americans to work, but only if employees and job creators are given the flexibility ...

Foxx Opposes Amendment to Line Pockets of Union Bosses

In an attempt to line the pockets of union bosses, House Democrats are advancing an amendment to require employers to partner with labor unions if they want to be eligible for apprenticeship grants. Below are excerpts of Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx’s (R-NC) remarks in opposition to the Levin amendment’s Big Labor giveaway. "Frankly, the amendment offered by Representative Levin is a perfect distillation of the problems with the underlying legislation...

Foxx Urges a No Vote on Democrats’ Job Killing Bill

Tomorrow, the House will vote on H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. This shortsighted legislation doubles down on a flawed 80-year-old system, mandates union giveaways, and limits employers’ abilities to create apprenticeship programs that meet the unique needs of their workers. On the House floor today, 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. 8294, which kills the abi...

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