Watch: Being a woman in politics

Watch Education and Labor Republican Leader Virginia Foxx talk about being a woman in politics and the advice she has given and received. To watch, click here. Photo courtesy of the Washington Examiner. # # #

ICYMI: The Lie at the Heart of the College Admissions Scandal

By Jesse O’Connell and Haley Glover - Thursday, March 14, 2019 By now you, along with the rest of America, have heard about the college admissions scandal setting higher education ablaze. Federal authorities charged dozens of people this week with participating in a scam to sell admissions slots at some of the country’s most selective universities. The brazen scheme featured grifting college advisers, crooked test proctors, and unethical athletic department officials. Grasping parents, respondi...

Committee Republicans Request Hearing on “Medicare-for-All”

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, and 20 Republican Committee Members sent a letter to Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, to request a full committee hearing on H.R. 1384, a bill to establish “Medicare-for-All,” the one-size-fits-all bureaucratic health care system. The letter read in part: ...

Opening Statement of Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Full Committee Hearing on "The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach"

This hearing cuts to the heart of why postsecondary education reform is necessary and why it is so difficult to accomplish. It’s necessary because college is so increasingly expensive. For decades, tuition and fees have risen higher than the cost of inflation. Because costs have always varied between different types of institutions, it’s often hard to know what option would provide the best value for the unique needs of each student and their families. Here is a way to put the cost of college in...

Examining the Cost of College and Ways to Bolster Completion

Today, the Committee on Education and Labor convened a bipartisan hearing to examine the high cost of college and ways to enact student-centered reforms. During the hearing, witness testimony made it clear that the high cost of college does not exist in a vacuum. In order to drive downward pressure on rising tuition expenses, it’s important to analyze how college costs are interconnected to other issues in postsecondary education. “Any discussion of college affordability must involve serious que...

Opening Statement of Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Subcommittee Hearing on “Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs”

Thank you for yielding. I’d like to thank my colleagues across the aisle for holding today’s hearing. Before coming to Congress, I served as Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner where I worked with school food service personnel from school districts across the commonwealth to promote initiatives including the Farm to School Program, encouraging fresh, “Kentucky Proud” foods to be served in local cafeterias. As I met with these local administrators, they consistently emphasized the crucial role th...

Promoting Healthy – and Tasty – School Meals

Free and reduced-priced meals offered through federal school meal programs are an important way to support kids’ healthy development and ensure that students from low-income households have access to nutritious breakfasts and lunches while at school. School meals must be healthy and nutrient-rich, but it’s important to ensure that the program remains effective and kids like what’s being served. In 2012, the Obama administration enacted new nutrition requirements and standards that have resulted ...

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