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ICYMI: Biden Takes Credit for Red State Achievements

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Union boss Randi Weingarten said in a recent interview that she would ‘try’ to reopen schools fully in the fall for in-person learning. Republicans aren’t just trying to reopen schools – we’re actually doing it. The Biden administration took a victory lap in May for hitting its walked-back goal of reopening fifty percent of schools for in-person learning. Except, Biden’s policies were not responsi... Read More »

@EdLaborGOP Push HHS, DOL to Protect Employer Sponsored Health Care

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Today, every Republican Member of the Education and Labor Committee, led by Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Department of Labor Secretary Martin Walsh highlighting the importance of employer-sponsored health insurance. Democrat health care schemes, such as Medicare-for-All, would drive up health care cost... Read More »

Foxx, Burr Demand Clarity on Admin’s Student Loan Repayment Plan

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Republican Leader of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Cardona demanding transparency surrounding his plan to transition student loan borrowers back to repayment by October 1, 2021. In the letter, the Members w... Read More »

ICYMI: Foxx Joins ABC News to Talk Student Loans

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Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined ABC News to discuss left-wing proposals to use taxpayer dollars to bailout federal student loan borrowers. Here are the highlights: ON DEMOCRATS USING TAXPAYERS AS A PIGGYBANK: “It’s clear Senator Schumer cares nothing at all about the taxpayers of this country, because it was hardworking taxpayers who provided... Read More »

Foxx Blasts CDC for COVID-19 Hypocrisies

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing concern about management problems and political interference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as recent changes to mask guidance issued by the agency. The letter also requests answers to 2... Read More »

Murphy: HEA Reform Needed to Set Low-Income Families Up for Success

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on the Pell Grant program: "The Pell Grant program is the cornerstone of federal student aid. Every year over 6.5 million Americans pursue postsecondary education with the help of the Pell Grant. Cre... Read More »

Foxx, Keller Slam DOL for Anti-Business Agenda

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leaders Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Fred Keller (R-PA) issued the following statement hitting Biden’s Department of Labor (DOL) for rescinding a common-sense Trump administration rule, which determined joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): “Today’s final rule signals a return to the heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all regulatory e... Read More »

Quick Take: Democrats Block Protections for Religious Freedom

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Freedom of religion is a God-given right, yet Democrats seem to believe it is a government-given privilege. Bit by bit, they are denying Americans their constitutionally protected right to religious freedom. The Democrats voted against keeping in place a current DOL rule encouraging full and equal participation from religious organizations doing business with the federal government as contractors.... Read More »

Fulcher: Private Child Nutrition Partners Key to Assisting Needy Families

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Today, Republican Leader of the Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Russ Fulcher (R-ID) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on child nutrition programs: "Young children and nursing or expecting mothers need adequate nutrition. Well-fed children have numerous advantages. According to research, the better the nutritional value, the ... Read More »

Foxx: Defend and Protect Religious Freedom

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in favor of her amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The amendment preserves a Department of Labor rule affirming the equal rights of religious organizations to contract with the federal government. Foxx delivered the following remark... Read More »

Foxx: Appropriations Package Insults Every American

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in opposition to the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The massive funding proposal threatens the welfare of small businesses, workers, families, and students with its heavy-handed, socialist demands. Foxx delivered the following remarks on the Hous... Read More »

What You Need to Know: Democrats' Latest Spending Spree

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Yet again, Democrats are attempting to ram through a massive spending package that balloons the national debt and the left-wing agenda in one fell swoop. Here’s what you need to know about the horrible education and labor provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Labor Provisions: ➢ Emboldens federal bureaucrats. The bi... Read More »

Foxx Calls Out EEOC For Lack of Voting Transparency

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte Burrows urging her to reinstate the EEOC’s practice of making members’ voting records public. In the letter, Foxx writes: “Since President Biden designated you as EEOC chair on January 20, 2021, the agency has not posted information... Read More »

@EdLaborGOP Requests Review on Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Education Department

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WASHINGTON –Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led a letter joined by Republican Leader of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Burgess Owens (R-UT) and Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy (R-NC) to the Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting a Government Acco... Read More »

ICYMI: @EdLaborGOP Freshmen Members Push for In Person Hearings

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Education and Labor Committee Republican Freshmen, led by Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI), penned a letter to Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott urging him to resume in-person committee business immediately. In the letter, the Members write: “As we work diligently to encourage and support businesses and schools with the resources to open their doors and overcome the setbacks of t... Read More »

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