WATCH: Foxx Speaks Against Job-Killing Federal Minimum Wage Hike

During this morning’s debate of H.R. 582, a job-killing bill that forces a punishing one-size-fits-all wage hike on job creators across America, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, delivered the following remarks: "Mr. Speaker, I rise in complete opposition to H.R. 582, a radical, risky, and unnecessary bill that puts party politics above the best interests of American workers and their families. "Increasing the federal minimum wage by 107 percent ...

Democrats Deny Small Businesses Protection from Forced Wage Hike

Today, House Republicans offered a Motion to Recommit to protect small businesses across America from the Democrats’ radical and unprecedented legislation to raise the minimum wage by 107 percent. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), who offered the Motion to Recommit, said on the House floor: “Mr. Speaker, I am here to offer a Motion to Recommit that is about small business survival. It is about protecting the 8 million minority-owned small businesses, the 9.9 million woman-owned small businesses, and the ...

Foxx: Democrat Minimum Wage Bill Hurts Job Creators, Workers and Families

Today at the House Republican leadership’s press conference, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, spoke about the negative impact the Democrats’ minimum wage proposal (H.R. 582) will have on job creators, workers, and families. Below are excerpts and video of her remarks. "H.R. 582, which more than doubles the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15,…is a radical and unprecedented mandate. "Last week, CBO issued a detailed study which estimates that ...

CBO Report Predicts $15 Federal Minimum Wage Leads to Devastating Job Loss

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report predicting devastating job loss if the federal minimum wage is increased to $15, as required by Democrat-authored H.R. 582: “Increasing the federal minimum wage by 107 percent is a radical and unprecedented mandate. It is no surprise that the nonpartisan CBO found it would have highly detrimental impact...

Opening Statement of Republican Leader Tim Walberg (R-MI) Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Hearing on "Standing with Public Servants: Protecting the Right to Organize"

The two pieces of legislation we’re here to discuss today are another Democrat attempt to put the thumb on the scale in favor of forced unionization and they also show no regard for the system of federalism on which this nation was founded. H.R. 1154, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act disregard the will of the voters in every state by imposing a one-size-fits-all labor relations mandate enforced by federal bureaucrats in Washing...

Opening Statement of Rep. Virginia Foxx- Hearing on “Do No Harm: Examining the Misapplication of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act”

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution declares that Congress may make no law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Our founding fathers reiterated this principle at every stage: that people are fundamentally free, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these, the ability to worship freely. Many of the first settlers of our country crossed the ocean in search of this very freedom that we are discussin...

WATCH: Republican Leader Foxx Rips Democrats' Attacks on Religious Liberty

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), delivered the following remarks defending religious freedom and the First Amendment: To watch Republican Leader Virginia Foxx's remarks, click here. I must be honest, today’s proceedings have disheartened me. It’s one thing as politicians for us to debate and disagree on issue areas and ideas for how best to move the country forward; in fact, that’s the beauty of this nation’s political process, thanks to ...

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