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Foxx Criticizes Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Liberal Wish List

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Today, Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), criticized President-elect Joe Biden’s massive $1.9 trillion liberal wish list masquerading as a COVID-19 package: “President-elect Biden’s plan just throws around more taxpayer money with no regard for its efficacy and regurgitates left-wing policy priorities. This proposal calls for a job-killing $15 min... Read More »

Committee Leaders Foxx, Comer Demand Answers on D.C. School Reopenings

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Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY), sent a letter to the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) requesting information about the failure on the part of DCPS and WTU to safely reopen schools in Washington, D.C. The letter follow... Read More »

Foxx Applauds EEOC Final Rule on Conciliation Process

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Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule to increase transparency and facilitate quicker resolutions of complaints filed by employees: “Today’s final rule will ensure that when employees file a complaint of an unlawful employment practice and E... Read More »

ICYMI: Pandemic Exacerbates Skills Gap

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The coronavirus pandemic swept the nation in 2020 disrupting all facets of American life, including how we work. Countless reports, studies, and experts have cautioned the pandemic will further exacerbate our nation’s skills gap, displacing workers who lack the skills to keep up with technological changes. As we begin the 117th Congress, Committee Republicans remain committed to identifying ways t... Read More »

Foxx Statement on Biden Labor Secretary Nominee

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Today, Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after press reports that President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Marty Walsh to serve as the next Secretary of Labor: “As our nation continues to recover from COVID-19, American workers and job creators need a Secretary of Labor who will support free-enterprise and bolster ef... Read More »

Foxx: DOL Rule Supports Opportunities for Workers

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), made the following statement after the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule to establish criteria for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act: “The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgency, greater than ever before, to increase opportuni... Read More »

New Year, New Website for @EdLaborGOP

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Like many, we are ready to shake off 2020 and embrace the new year ahead. For @EdLaborGOP that includes kicking off 2021 with an improved, more user-friendly website. Whether you are a student, worker, or job creator we want you to have the best experience when following Committee Republicans’ efforts to empower all Americans to succeed. This new, mobile-friendly website includes an improved searc... Read More »

Trump Administration Delivers Educational Relief to Families

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Today, Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement commending the Trump administration’s Executive Order to pave the way for the delivery of emergency learning scholarships to families impacted by pandemic-related school closures: “This pandemic has devastated millions of our nation’s students. Our medical health experts, inc... Read More »

Foxx Statement on Biden’s Pick to Lead Education Department

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Today, Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden nominated Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department: “Our country needs a proven leader at the Department of Education who will put students first. This means supporting policies that better prepare students to compete in our evolving eco... Read More »

Foxx Statement on Coronavirus Relief Package

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief and government funding package: “Despite Speaker Pelosi’s previous partisan responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of leadership, today’s legislation will provide critical relief to workers, students, and ... Read More »

ICYMI: Eliminating Surprise Medical Bills

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The coronavirus relief and government funding legislation includes an important bipartisan solution to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Key details about this provision can be found here and pasted below: Key Points: No American should delay care or face financial ruin because of surprise medical bills. The Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor hav... Read More »

ICYMI: Foxx Joins Letter Calling for GAO Report on School Reopenings

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On Friday, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined a letter led by Reps. Banks (R-IN) and Tiffany (R-WI) requesting the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on how states and school districts have used federal CARES Act funding to reopen elementary and secondary schools. The letter follows a recent report which recommended this action. In the lett... Read More »

Foxx: “There is no place for Chinese censorship in America”

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Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), spoke on the House floor today about the Chinese Communist Party’s alarming efforts to infiltrate America's college campuses. Republican Leader Foxx’s remarks: "There has been a lot of news coverage lately on coordinated efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate America’s institutions. "I’m parti... Read More »

Foxx, Cline Commend EEOC Efforts to Protect Religious Liberty

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Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Representative Ben Cline (R-VA), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, sent a comment letter to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding EEOC’s proposed updated guidance on religious discrimination. In the letter, the Members write: “Rel... Read More »

NDAA: Countering Communist China’s Threat to America’s Education Institutions

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a long, troubling, anti-democratic history, but the full extent of the CCP’s malicious activities gained particular attention this past year, thanks to the China Task Force which released a detailed report highlighting the generational threat China poses to our nation’s democratic values. The China Task Force Report came amid numerous reports revealing efforts... Read More »

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