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Biden Betrays Students, Workers in Budget Priorities

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after President Biden released the “skinny” version of the budget for fiscal year 2022, which among other provisions will give Pell Grants to illegal aliens and allow further federal encroachment of the private-sector: “Biden needs a reality check. Giving handouts for illegal aliens to pursue... Read More »

Biden to Tap California Workplace Safety Chief to Head OSHA

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after reports that President Biden will nominate Doug Parker, current chief of workplace safety in California, to run the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): “During his tenure in California, Doug Parker was a key architect of the controversial and discredited COVID-1... Read More »

Foxx Statement on Workers Rejecting Amazon Unionization

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union: “Anyone who claims to support policies which empower workers should be pleased with the outcome of today’s vote. Though this election was overly polit... Read More »

ICYMI: Biden Admin Incompetence on Full Display

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COVID vaccines are becoming widely available and President Biden has promised all American adults will be eligible for a vaccine by May, so why is the Biden administration continuing to push a sweeping and rigid COVID-19 regulation in EVERY workplace in America? As Committee Republicans have warned, this politically-motivated Democrat scheme would tie the hands of employers, forcing them to follow... Read More »

ICYMI: Court Thwarts Biden’s Attempt to Rewrite Title IX

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Vice President Joe Biden was an architect of the Obama administration’s disastrous Title IX policies, which led colleges and universities to create policies that have subsequently drawn judicial scrutiny in courts across the country. The Trump administration restored balance to the Title IX system, expanding protections for sexual assault victims while guaranteeing the due process rights of the ac... Read More »

ICYMI: California Democrats Put Migrants Before American Students

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Millions of K-12 students in the United States haven’t stepped foot inside of a classroom in over a year, causing long-lasting harm to our nation’s children. Grades are falling, mental health is deteriorating, and working parents are struggling to stay afloat while serving as educators and caregivers to their children. Although the science says schools can safely reopen, too many students are stil... Read More »

Foxx Statement on Rep. Miller-Meeks Retaining Iowa Congressional Seat

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after Rita Hart withdrew her federal contest of the election results for Iowa’s Second Congressional District, securing Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ victory: “The voices of Iowa’s Second Congressional District finally prevailed today when Rita Hart withdrew her misguided contest of N... Read More »

Foxx on DOL’s Move to Undo Efforts to Protect Against Union Corruption

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will not enforce an Office of Labor-Management Standards rule that provides necessary transparency and accountability for labor union assets including trusts: “Since Secretary Walsh’s nomination, I’ve been concerned that his Big Labor bias woul... Read More »

Owens Opening Statement at Hearing on Educational Equity

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Today, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing to discuss educational equity post COVID-19: "Ensuring all children have opportunities to achieve the American Dream must never be a partisan issue. All students – regardless of zip code or soc... Read More »

Foxx, Burr Question Cardona on Waiver Template

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Republican Leader Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona questioning a recently released template for states to request waivers of certain accountability and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary ... Read More »

Democrats Reward Trial Lawyers, Fail to Protect Workers, Limit Religious Freedom Protections

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after Democrats advanced H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 1065, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and H.R. 1195, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, through the Committee without any Republican amendments: “Committee Republicans emphatically denounce ... Read More »

Foxx Opening Statement at Markup of H.R. 7, H.R. 1065, and H.R. 1195

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a full committee markup of H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 1065, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and H.R. 1195, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act: “All Members of this Committee agree on the fundamental pr... Read More »

Foxx, Burr Blast Education Department for Undermining Title IX

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Republican Leader Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Education Department to maintain the Trump administration’s Title IX rules after President Biden signed an Executive Order demanding they be reviewed: In the lett... Read More »

Foxx on Walsh’s Confirmation as Secretary of Labor

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Marty Walsh as the Secretary of the Department of Labor: "The Department of Labor needs a public servant whose focus is on boosting our economy and getting Americans back in the workforce. Unfortunately, I continue to have serious concerns that Marty Wal... Read More »

Fulcher Opening Statement at Hearing on Ending Domestic Violence

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Today, Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID) delivered the following opening statement at a subcommittee hearing to examine ways to prevent domestic violence and promote healthy communities: "A 2015 survey by the CDC estimated that one-third of all men and women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their life. Data in 2019 from my home stat... Read More »

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