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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Democrats’ Spending Bill Discriminates Against Faith-Based Providers

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Democrats’ claims that religious providers can participate in H.R. 5376’s child care programs are FALSE. Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true. Child care provisions in Democrats’ so-called Build Back Better bill will push faith-based providers out of the market and severely limit parental choice. Myth: Build Back Better funds are available to faith-based child care providers with no strings attach... Read more »

ICYMI: Democrats Target Faith-Based Child Care Centers for Destruction

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Congressional Democrats insist that their so-called Build Back Better bill is “for the children.” But their reckless spending bill will push private providers out of the market, give parents less choice, and destroy the faith-based providers that many parents prefer. In Case You Missed It via Newsweek, Democrats’ pre-k provision punishes faith-based child care providers and empowers teachers union... Read more »

Owens: Lean on Scientific Facts, Not Political Fictions

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Today, Republican Leader of the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on safe school reopenings: "The American Rescue Plan did not deliver on its promise to help schools safely reopen in the fall. If it had, we would not be sitting in this hearing today. Untargeted funding was... Read more »

Foxx Leads Letter Questioning Education Department’s Investigation of Red States’ Masking Policies

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona seeking additional information about the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) decision to investigate five states that respect parents’ choices on in-school masking. In the letter, the Members write: “Using threats to infringe on states’ authorities to protect stud... Read more »

Foxx on Education Department’s Partisan Threat Against Red States

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) gave the following statement after the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced it would investigate five states that respect parents’ choices on in-school masking: “This is what happens when an administration gets in bed with teachers unions and left-wing special interests. It is inappropriate fo... Read more »

Foxx: Appropriations Package Insults Every American

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in opposition to the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The massive funding proposal threatens the welfare of small businesses, workers, families, and students with its heavy-handed, socialist demands. Foxx delivered the following remarks on the Hous... Read more »

Foxx Pressures Cardona to Purge Critical Race Theory Material from Education Department

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Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) wrote a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in response to the agency including divisive critical race theory source material in its COVID-19 school reopening guidance. In the letter, Foxx writes: "Combating racism in our schools and society is important, but dividing our students based on thei... Read more »

Foxx: Democrats Must Embrace Bipartisan Ideas

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a markup of four bills covering issues related to family violence, job applicant discrimination, and equity in education: "The last time the full Committee conducted official business there was an unfortunate incident. One of the Republican Members was... Read more »

Foxx: "The Department of Education is incompetent"

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a Committee hearing examining the policies and priorities of the Department of Education: "Americans suffered greatly in the past 15 months. Far-reaching government shutdowns to flatten the curve for two weeks turned into permanent stay at home ... Read more »

@EdLaborGOP is Working to Expand Child Care Access

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A strong child care system stimulates the economy by allowing both working parents and job creators to thrive. Unfortunately, red tape in the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan (ARP) prevents states from spending on measures that will meaningfully improve the quality and quantity of child care by restricting investments in the long-term sustainability of the child care industry and denying assistance... Read more »

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