• Honoring NCMEC
    Apr 9, 2019  - Watch Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, celebrate the 35th anniversary of the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): To watch the video, click here. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise to recog... More
  • Who's next?
    Apr 4, 2019  - Committee Democrats used a “bipartisan” higher education hearing to vilify a sector of postsecondary education that serves approximately 10% of America’s students looking for specific career skills. No one disagrees that bad actors in education, at any level, proclaiming any purpose, must be held ac... More
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Subcommittee Hearing on “Strengthening Accountability in Higher Education to Better Serve Students and Taxpayers”
    Apr 3, 2019  - Thank you for yielding. A postsecondary education has long been one of the surest pathways to a good-paying job and lifelong success. Attending college is a dream for so many Americans and we’ve made great strides in reducing barriers to making that dream a reality. This is something we should celeb... More
  • Strengthening Accountability in Higher Ed
    Apr 3, 2019  - In today’s Higher Education and Workforce Investment hearing on accountability, Committee Republicans emphasized that greater accountability is crucial to serving all students. “Today’s postsecondary education system looks a bit like a tangled ball of yarn. From rising tuition and student debt to la... More
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), Subcommittee Hearing on “Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain”
    Apr 2, 2019  - Thank you for yielding. The high and rising cost of health care is a significant worry for families, workers, and employers across the country. Concerns about high premiums, high deductibles, and drug prices are known and well-documented, but the issue of surprise billing has rapidly risen to the fo... More
  • Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills
    Apr 2, 2019  - Over the past several years, surprise billing has rapidly risen to the top of the list of Americans’ health care concerns, surpassing worries about high premiums, high deductibles, and costly prescription drugs. “Surprise billing, sometimes called balance billing, happens when a patient visits an ou... More
  • Foxx, Byrne Praise Proposed DOL Rule Clarifying Joint Employer Status
    Apr 1, 2019  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, released the following statement upon the announcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to address joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): “Since 2015, the confusion and uncertai... More