• Foxx Statement on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Sep 17, 2020  - Today, the House is considering H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. While well-intentioned, this legislation unfortunately does not include a long-standing provision from the Civil Rights Act which protects religious organizations from being forced to make employment decisions that conflic... More
  • Democrats Push Radical, Partisan Rewrite of Civil Rights Law Under the Guise of an Education Bill
    Sep 16, 2020  - House Democrats are advancing legislation they falsely characterize as an education bill. In reality, it’s a bill that radically rewrites the Civil Rights Act without any debate. Specifically, it creates a private right of action, which could lead to additional burdens on school systems and does not... More
  • Foxx Slams Democrats for Unwarranted NLRB Subpoena
    Sep 15, 2020  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, slammed Committee Democrats after they issued a politically motivated subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): “This politically motivated subpoena is a fishing expedition masquerading as legitimate C... More
  • Democrats to Force Big Government on America’s Schools
    Sep 15, 2020  - House Democrats are advancing partisan legislation that imposes a top-down, big government approach that would have the federal government decide how best to address local issues of diversity in America’s schools. On the House floor today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Educatio... More
  • Cline Opening Statement at Hearing on Gender-Based Protections
    Sep 10, 2020  - Today, Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing to discuss gender-based protections: "Prior to coming to Congress, I was proud to serve as a prosecut... More
  • Foxx Applauds USDA Extension of School Nutrition Waivers
    Aug 31, 2020  - Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), per Foxx’s urging, announced it will extend nationwide school nutrition program waivers through the end of the calendar year: “As instruc... More
  • Foxx Leads Letter Urging USDA to Give Schools Flexibility Needed to Feed Students During COVID
    Aug 26, 2020  - Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), along with 24 Republican Members from the Education and Labor Committee and the Agriculture Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the implementation of child n... More