Foxx, Comer Applaud DOL Rule to Protect Religious Liberty

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Republican Leaders of the Education and Labor Committee, submitted a comment letter to Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella supporting the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to protect religious liberty. In the letter, Reps. Foxx and Comer write: "We are committed to protecting religious freedom for all Americans, including federal contractors. The proposed rule clarifies the protections given to religious organizations that cont...

Foxx Applauds North Carolina Law to Expand Health Care Options for Small Businesses

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, praised North Carolina’s enactment of Senate Bill 86, which provides additional opportunities for small businesses to join together and form association health plans (AHPs), giving small businesses greater ability to provide their employees with high-quality health care at more affordable costs. On Senate Bill 86 becoming law, Rep. Foxx said: “Small businesses across the country have long-struggled unde...

Foxx Leads Letter to DOL, Seeks Reforms to Address Skills Gap

Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, along with 19 Republican Members of Congress, sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Secretary Pizzella seeking changes to a new apprenticeship program, known as the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). The letter applauds DOL’s efforts to give apprenticeship programs greater flexibility to better address our nation’s growing skills gap, but it also urges the DOL to allow all i...

Reps. Foxx, Walberg Support Efforts to Better Monitor Union Boss Spending

Washington – Following a long history of union bosses cheating workers out of millions of dollars in hard-earned union dues, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) is proposing requiring additional financial reporting. Today, Republican Workforce Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), sent a letter to Acting Secretary Pizzella supporting the DOL’s efforts to increase union transparency and account...

Opening Statement of Republican Leader Tim Walberg (R-MI), Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions - Hearing on “The Protecting the Right to Organize Act: Modernizing America’s Labor Laws”

Thanks to a skyrocketing economy propelled by recent tax cuts, innovation, and American enterprise, great workers throughout the country are experiencing record-breaking success. While workers’ lives are improving, union membership rates have steadily plummeted, suggesting what Democrats refuse to acknowledge: that strong workers- strong union workers as well- and not strong union bosses, lead to economic prosperity. Workers’ disenchantment with union representation has created a real crisis fo...

WATCH: Foxx Opposes Bailout for Failed Union Pensions

During today’s debate of H.R. 397, a risky, fiscally irresponsible taxpayer bailout for failed union-led pensions, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, delivered the following remarks: "My colleague on the other side of the aisle said that we have a house on fire, and we must do something about it. What this bill does is it gives more gasoline to the arsonist who started the fire. "Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 397—a risky, fiscally ir...

Democrats Pass Bill Forcing Taxpayers to Bailout Failed Pensions

Today, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly in favor of H.R. 397, radical and ill-advised legislation that puts American taxpayers on the hook, for the first time ever, to pay for failed union-managed pension plans. Following the legislation’s passage, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, said: "Through no fault of their own, retirees and workers in multiemployer union pension plans will not see the benefits they’ve been promised because of...

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