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CBO Confirms Democrat Handout to Multiemployer Pension Plans Puts Taxpayers on the Hook for BILLIONS More

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (R-MO) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that the Biden administration’s rule implementing Democrats’ uncapped handout to multiemployer pension plans will cost $4.5 billion more than CBO’s initial estimate: “CB... Read More »

Foxx Joins Fischbach in Demanding Answers on Feeding Our Future Fraud

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Republican Leader Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), Oversight and Reform Committee Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY), and Minnesota Republicans in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (U... Read More »

Foxx Denounces the Biden Administration’s Executive Overreach

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led eight letters to Biden administration agencies that fall under the jurisdiction of the Committee to denounce and call attention to multiple instances of executive overreach. The Members begin: “We write to bring to your attention West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a recent Supreme Court decision that cla... Read More »

Foxx Slams the Left’s Hypocrisy

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) highlighted the Biden administration’s hypocrisy by calling out the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for trying to implement a permanent COVID-19 standard for health care industry employers, reviving the previously withdrawn emergency temporary standard—despite President Biden’s admission that the pande... Read More »

Hiring the Enemy?

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Foxx and Banks Question Oberlin College’s Relationship with Iranian Regime Foreign influence on college campuses is a serious problem. Billions in federal funds are given to colleges and universities every year. Congress must exercise its authority to ensure these funds are not used to bolster our nation’s adversaries. Moreover, Congress has a responsibility to ensure that foreign money is never u... Read More »

Shameful Child Abuse in the Head Start Program Must be Examined

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After receiving an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report which found more than a thousand incidents of child abuse, lack of supervision, or unauthorized release at Head Start centers from October 2015 to May 2020, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement and demanded the majority hold an oversight hearing on the reports’ findings: “This... Read More »

Democrats Pass Messaging Bill that Fails to Help Students, Workers

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Today, the House passed H.R. 7780, the Mental Health Matters Act, which opens a veritable Pandora’s box of new authority for the Department of Labor to attack job creators. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote: “Passing H.R. 7780 would do a disservice to students, workers, and job creators. This legislation has... Read More »

Democrats Vote Against Giving Parents the Right to Manage Their Child’s Mental Health

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after Democrats opposed a Republican amendment to H.R. 7780, the Mental Health Matters Act, which would require schools to obtain parental consent before providing mental health or social and emotional services to students: “At every turn, the Left is attempting to undermine the rights of par... Read More »

Foxx Calls on Government Watchdog to Investigate Health Care Costs

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting it examine how taxpayer dollars are being used to subsidize Obamacare and how those costs compare to the costs of employer-sponsored plans. In the letter, Rep. Foxx writes: “Ensuring that workers and their families have access to affordable, high quality heal... Read More »

Foxx Opposes Democrats’ H.R. 7780—a Blatant Power Grab

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 7780, the Mental Health Matters Act, due to its attack on job creators and its failure to address the nation's mental health situation: “H.R. 7780, the Mental Health Matters Act, is a package of bills our country would be better off without. “For example, Title VI of the bill,... Read More »

Foxx Skewers HHS for Endangering Unaccompanied Children

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) latest report detailing the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Administration for Children and Families’ cover-up of its endangerment of countless unaccompanied children at the southern border: “The OIG’s report is a damning indictmen... Read More »

Biden Declares “Pandemic is Over” But Still Pushes Illegal Student Loan Bailout

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Democrats are always seeking new ways to expand federal authority, so it’s no surprise that Biden used the pandemic to circumvent Congress to advance radical policies, including a mass student loan bailout. What was surprising? The President recently declaring the pandemic was over. Welcome to 2022, Mr. President. Naturally, Committee Republicans assumed this declaration meant the White House was ... Read More »

Foxx, Comer Press Cardona on Cancel Culture at Liberal Universities

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Request briefing from Department of Education to understand how college campuses are ensuring free thought and expression Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Oversight and Reform Committee Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona expressing serious concerns over reports indicating college... Read More »

WH Nutrition Conference Doomed Before It Began

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health, which failed to engage a range of stakeholders in favor of liberal activist groups: “The Biden administration would rather rely on liberal policy standards than engage a range of stakeholders who are working to addres... Read More »

Commitment to America: Restoring American Education

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“From the classroom to school board meetings, parents demand unfettered accountability from those who are responsible for teaching their children. They are the torchbearers for their children’s education, and they are a force to be reckoned with. Republicans are working to ensure that students are being given every chance to succeed, whether that is fighting for school choice or restraining the f... Read More »

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