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Foxx on Cardona’s Confirmation as Education Secretary

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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 Miguel Cardona as President Biden’s Secretary of Education: "Education is under attack in our country. The teachers’ unions and left wing special interest groups are keeping our schools closed, despite the serious consequences for students’ academic succ... Read more »

Democrats Pass Pelosi’s Payoff for Progressives

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after Democrats passed their partisan budget reconciliation scheme, squandering $1.9 trillion while only allocating nine percent to support COVID-19 related public health initiatives: "We need to call this bill what it is - a payoff for progressives. Instead of targeted COVID-19 relief, this ... Read more »

Foxx, Fulcher Call Out EEOC Chair for Ending Successful Pilot Programs that Aid Workers

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID) sent a letter to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte Burrows requesting information about her questionable and rushed decision to end the Commission’s successful mediation and conciliation pilot programs. ... Read more »

Foxx Applauds Ruling on $15 Mandated Wage Hike

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement regarding the Senate Parliamentarian’s decision to exclude a radical provision mandating a federal wage hike from the Democrats’ budget reconciliation scheme: "Workers and small businesses face devastating days ahead if a radical $15 federal minimum wage is enacted, hurting most the people De... Read more »

Foxx: “Shameful doesn’t even begin to describe this bill”

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Today, the House passed H.R. 5, the so called ‘Equality’ Act, a partisan ploy that undermines the constitutional religious freedoms guaranteed to all Americans. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote: "…[H.R. 5] claims to strive for equality, but in practice this bill undermines the constitutional religious freed... Read more »

Foxx, Rodgers, and Walorski Lead to Protect Life in $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill

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Today, Republican Leader of the House Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced an amendment to apply the Hyde Amendment to the entire $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill, the most expensive single bill in history. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxp... Read more »

Foxx, Owens Push for Answers on States' School Reopening Plans

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) sent a letter to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) requesting information on how states are helping school districts reopen schools, including the monitoring of COVID-19 aid expenditures. In the ... Read more »

Foxx, Keller Request Businesses, Workers Have a Say on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Workforce Leaders Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Fred Keller (R-PA) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Labor Al Stewart requesting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) give businesses and workers the formal opportunity to provide input before the Biden administration issues a burdensome and unnecessary Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on... Read more »

ICYMI: Follow the Science, Reopen Schools Now

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Despite CDC research concluding that schools can reopen with proper safety measures, the lights are still off in too many schools across America. Students are falling behind, parents are overwhelmed, and student’s mental health is declining. This week, the Biden administration admitted the $2 trillion liberal wish list they are pushing has nothing to do with reopening schools this year. Just like ... Read more »

WATCH: Foxx Calls Out Democrats for Destroying Religious Freedom

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Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House floor in opposition to Democrats’ H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act, which destroys religious freedom protections for educational institutions and employers. Republican Leader Foxx’s remarks as delivered: "Government intervention often causes more harm than good. I’ve spent my time in Congress working to prote... Read more »

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