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Foxx, Miller Defend Sexual Assault Victims Harmed by Title IX Policies

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding transparency surrounding the agency’s reinterpretation of Title IX, which puts students at greater risk of sexual assault. In the letter, the Members write: “We are deeply concerned with recent reports of sexual assaults in our... Read More »

Will Secretary Walsh Stop Playing Hooky from Work?

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Oversight and Reform Committee Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY), Subcommittee on Government Operations Republican Leader Jody Hice (R-GA), Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Republican Leader Rick Allen (R-GA), and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Republican Leader Fred Keller (R-PA) sent a l... Read More »

What the Supply Chain Crisis Tells Us About the PRO Union Bosses Act

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Christmas is cancelled – at least, in the way Americans have come to know it. Despite COVID-19’s waning risks on indoor gathering, Biden’s supply chain crisis is still threatening to derail the holiday. And labor unions share a large portion of that blame. In a recent Politico opinion piece, while lamenting the perilous state of U.S. shipping logistics even before the pandemic, Rich Lowry writes, ... Read More »

Foxx, Keller Request Information from Department of Education on Prolonged Application Delays for Higher Education Institutions

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona raising concerns about delays, in some cases over a year, in applications submitted by institutions of higher education to convert from proprietary institutions to nonprofit status or undergo a change in ownership... Read More »

House Republicans Demand Documents Over Biden’s Rushed and Probably Illegal Vaccine Mandate

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Republican Leader of the Oversight and Reform Ranking Committee James Comer (R-Ky.), and Republican Leader of Small Business Committee Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh regarding the Biden Administration’s troubling COVID-19 vaccine-and-testing mandate ... Read More »

Biden’s Supply Chain Crisis Hits Hungry Students

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“If nothing changes, we will not be able to feed our students anything.” “The kitchens are stretched to the breaking point.” “Something has to give before we lose our minds.” “Does anyone hear us?” Educators and school leaders are in crisis mode. Food supplies are drying up. And children, who have already lost a year of in-person learning, are now faced with the prospect of supply chain-related sc... Read More »

Foxx, Allen: Biden Administration’s ESG Rule will Hurt Americans’ Retirement Accounts

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Today, Republican Workforce Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rick Allen (R-GA), issued the following statement in response to the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s proposed rule on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and proxy voting. This rule would reverse the Trump administration’s protections for retirement savers and woul... Read More »

Foxx, Grothman Pressure Education Department on Overdue Student Loan Report

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona requesting an overdue report regarding limiting student loan borrowing. In the letter, the Members write: “The experimental site was created in 2011 and the Department has yet to submit a report to Congress on its results, despite a c... Read More »

Republican Leaders Defend Parents Amidst Biden Administration Threats

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led a letter signed by every Republican Committee Member to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding a Committee briefing regarding the administration’s recent threats against parents concerned about their children’s education. In the letter, the Members write: “Even when the... Read More »

Foxx Urges Committee Dems to Hold PSLF Oversight Hearing

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WASHINGTON – Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) requesting a public hearing by the Committee to examine the Education Department’s unilateral action regarding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. In the letter, Foxx writes: “This Committee is required to conduct rigorous oversight of the Department of Education ... Read More »

Murphy: Government intervention often does more harm than good

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities: "Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are an important asset to the higher education landscape. For decades, these institutions have provi... Read More »

Foxx Reacts to Democrats' PSLF Scheme

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the Education Department’s unilateral changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program: “Each year Americans take on more and more student debt and each year taxpayers are on the hook for more and more of it. Instead of stepping up to address the root causes... Read More »

Republican Leaders Request CBO Report on Health Care Provisions in $4.3 Trillion Tax and Spending Spree

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Today, Republican Leaders Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Education and Labor Committee; Jason Smith (R-MO), Budget Committee; Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Energy and Commerce Committee; and Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel requesting a CBO analysis of the health care provisions in Democrats’ $4.3 trillion tax and spend... Read More »

Foxx, Murphy on Ed Department’s PSLF Overhaul: “Abuse of executive authority”

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging him to follow the law and work with Congress to reform the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. In the letter, the Members write: “The [PS... Read More »

Foxx on Biden Admin Labeling Concerned Parents as Domestic Terrorists

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) gave the following statement after Attorney General Merrick Garland’s disgusting memo instructing the FBI to treat parents concerned about Critical Race Theory (CRT) as “domestic terrorists”: “I am shocked and appalled to see a President cave to terrorists overseas then threaten innocent American families seeking to... Read More »

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