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Foxx Leads Call for DOJ Input on Education Department’s Borrower Defense Anarchy

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led a letter urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to uphold the rule of law and resist the Department of Education’s effort to abandon due process in its rewrite of the borrower defense to repayment rules. In the letter, the Members write: “The Department, as you put it, must act with independence and integrity and throu... Read More »

Foxx to Cardona: “We cannot tackle these issues successfully if we do not work together”

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a hearing to examine the policies and priorities of the Education Department: “There are no right words to describe the heartbreaking and horrific tragedy that happened at Robb Elementary School. I thank the Chairman for having a moment of silence at the beginni... Read More »

Keller: OSHA Must Stop Weaponizing Federal Policies Against Job Creators

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Today, Workforce Protections Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Keller (R-PA) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing questioning Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) predatory agenda towards job creators: “Every American worker has the right to safely return home to their families. Republicans support common-sense policies that achie... Read More »

Owens: Time for BIE Reforms so Students Have the Opportunity to Succeed

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Today, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing to examine the policies and priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE): “BIE has long been plagued by problems and has been on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) high-risk status ... Read More »

Foxx, Burr Again Call Out Department of Education for Its Lack of Cooperation on Facebook Student Data Privacy Leak

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Members: Conversations with Department staff have been obstructive, stalling, or potentially dishonest. Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Republican Leader Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a follow-up letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona after the Department failed ... Read More »

GOP Leaders React to NSBA Investigation

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Last fall the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Biden, calling for the Justice Department to use counterterrorism tools to investigate parents at school board meetings. Almost immediately, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys to launch a task force to target parents. Whistleblowers later told Congress that the FBI had created a unique “th... Read More »

@EdLaborGOP: the Public Health Emergency is Over

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and several of her Committee Republicans sent a letter to the Biden administration urging an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and a transferal of vaccine purchasing, distribution, and administering of vaccines and therapies to the private market. In the letter, the Members write: “We write to express our c... Read More »

Foxx on Passage of the Access to Baby Formula Act

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Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement celebrating today’s House passage of H.R. 7791, the Access to Baby Formula Act­, bipartisan legislation to ensure the rules for WIC participants and manufacturers are clear in the event of another crisis or supply chain disruption and plans are prepared to alleviate such a situation immediately: “Wh... Read More »

Foxx on Ed and Labor Markup, Democrats’ Rushed Bills

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Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Committee passed legislation today regarding unnecessary and expensive school construction projects, predatory wage and hour penalties, a package of bills that will create duplicative programs, and two bipartisan bills on mental health and substance abuse: “The fact that Democrats are ramm... Read More »

Walberg Opening Statement at Markup of Slapdash Democrat Bills

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Today, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at an Education and Labor Committee markup on bills ranging from school construction to onerous wage and hour penalties: “Today’s markup deals with a wide breadth of bills, but many haven’t received appropriate consideration. It leads me to ask, is putting legislative notches in the belt before November than ... Read More »

Foxx, Steel on Addressing the Nation’s Infant Formula Shortage

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement in support of H.R. 7791, the bipartisan Access to Baby Formula Act, which was introduced by Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA) and will help prevent future devastating shortages: “Due to the Biden administration’s negligence, mothers across the country have been plagued with fear and anxiety about ... Read More »

Foxx Op-Ed: Biden, Teachers Unions, and the Anti-Charter School Crusade

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President Biden’s Department of Education is proposing crushing regulations on charter schools. Charter schools shouldn’t have to fight to serve the communities in which they operate. Although Biden’s aggressive anti-charter school behavior may seem odd, there is one pivotal force behind them: teachers unions. Luckily, families and students are fighting back. In Case You Missed It via The Washingt... Read More »

Foxx Opposes Bill that Cripples the U.S.’ Workforce Development System

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Today, the House passed H.R. 7309, the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This partisan legislation fails to protect taxpayers at a time of rampant inflation, pushes a radical progressive agenda, expands federal control over the workforce, and embraces the failed status quo rather than pursuing opportunities for innovation. On the House floor prior to the vote,... Read More »

Foxx on Democrat Efforts to Hand the Nation’s Workforce Development System to Bureaucrats

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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. 7309, the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which gives Big Labor and Washington bureaucrats more power over our nation’s workforce development system. Republican Leader Foxx’s remarks: “Republicans are committed to preparing America’s wor... Read More »

What You Need to Know About Democrats’ WIOA Bill

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is intended to help workers gain the skills they need to thrive in our nation’s modern workforce. But Democrats’ reauthorization of WIOA expands federal control over the workforce system and diminishes the role of job creators. We currently have a skills gap in our country, and these Democrat policies will widen that gap. Here is what you need to... Read More »

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