Foxx, Walberg Slam Union Corruption Scandal, Reiterate Call to Dems to Investigate

Today, Republican Workforce Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), reiterated their request for a public Committee hearing to examine the rampant corruption scandal within the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The request, contained in a letter sent to Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee Chairwoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL), comes amid new reports of embezzlement and fraud among the...

VIDEO: Foxx Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

This morning, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), spoke on the House floor to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and the important role apprenticeships play in connecting students with the skills they need to build a successful life. Republican Leader Foxx’s remarks as delivered: “This week, we celebrate the 5th year of National Apprenticeship Week – a week dedicated to showcasing the impact that apprenticeship programs have on preparin...

Foxx, Comer Support EEOC Decision to Stop Burdensome Pay Data Collection

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Republican Leaders of the Committee on Education and Labor, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) supporting the agency’s move to stop requiring businesses to collect and report employee pay data. Specifically, the letter argues the EEOC’s pay data collection is of no use in combatting pay discrimination, is overly burdensome, and creates unacceptable risks to the privacy and confidentiality ...

Democrats Pass the College #unAffordability Act at the Expense of Students

Today, House Committee Education and Labor Democrats passed the so-called College Affordability Act. This partisan legislation will contribute to exploding college costs, exacerbate our nation’s skills gap, and allow failing programs to go unchecked. This approach will force students to spend more to learn less. “Students and families can no longer afford the status quo. The same tired idea of throwing more money into the existing system and hoping that this time things will be different is the ...

Day 1 of Democrats’ Markup of Partisan College #unAffordability Act

Yesterday, the House Committee on Education and Labor began considering a partisan proposal that will cost taxpayers billions, limit educational freedom, and contribute to exploding college costs. Committee Republicans offered commonsense measures to improve the bill, but they were blocked by Democrats. Miss the first day of the markup? Here’s what you need to know: Democrats defend public service loan forgiveness for lobbyists. Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC): “This [amendment] isn’t goi...

Democrats’ College #unAffordability Act: What They’re Saying

Today, the House Committee on Education and Labor continued its consideration of the Democrats’ so-called College Affordability Act. Instead of working with Committee Republicans on a bipartisan proposal to fix our broken higher education system, the Democrats are advancing legislation that doubles down on failed policies that hurt students, families, and taxpayers. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what others are saying: “The bill is a combination of good, bad, ugly and God only knows. It pro...

Foxx Opening Statement at Markup of Democrats' Partisan Higher Education Bill

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. 4674, the College Affordability Act: “Our postsecondary education system is in desperate need of meaningful reform. Unfortunately, the legislation before us today doubles down on failed policies and hurts students. "Democrats spend other people’s hard-earned money with reckless abandon. This bill gives tens...

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