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Foxx: Political Speech Must be Protected on College Campuses

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor in support of George Washington University's decision to reverse its censorship of political posters criticizing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), created by a Chinese dissident known as Badiucao. Republican Leader Foxx's Remarks: “I was encouraged to see George Washington University (GW) reverse ... Read more »

What You Should Know About Democrats’ America CONCEDES Act

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Democrats continue to wage a campaign against American workers, businesses, and students. Their so-called “competitiveness” bill creates wasteful programs, reduces opportunities for workers and students, and opens college campuses to exploitative and coercive investments by the Chinese Communist Party. Clearly, Democrats care more about appeasing China than empowering hardworking American citizens... Read more »

Foxx, Letlow: Cutting PCAs Out of the Student Loan Business Will Cause Chaos and Hurt Borrowers

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) sent a letter to the Department of Education’s (Department) Inspector General Sandra Bruce asking her to investigate the Department’s decision to terminate its contracts with all private collection agencies (PCAs). The letter notes the action could have significant consequences for the approxim... Read more »

Quick Take: The Biden Administration is Closing a Pathway to the American Dream

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The Biden administration is proposing to end a popular program that connects workers with employers in the midst of a workforce crisis. Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) were created to expand apprenticeship opportunities by encouraging employer-led innovation. IRAPs give apprenticeship programs flexibility to address our nation’s growing skills gap better. Unfortunately, the Bid... Read more »

Foxx Reacts to Biden’s Plan to Terminate Contracts with PCAs

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Department of Education announced it will end contracts with its Private Collection Agencies (PCAs): “The Department’s action is yet another example of putting the preferences of its progressive allies over the needs of struggling student borrowers. For months, the Department has co... Read more »

Rep. Murphy Demands FSA Focus on Student Borrowers Instead of Progressive Priorities

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Today, Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Republican Leader Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing to examine the policies and priorities of the Office of Federal Student Aid: "The Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) is an important agency that is responsible for overseeing the disbursement of over $100 bill... Read more »

FSA's Cordray is Exacerbating the Student Loan Crisis 

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Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Richard Cordray has a history of government overreach. While heading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mr. Cordray relied on expansive executive power to put financial institutions under the thumb of the federal government. There is no question that he is using the same tactics at FSA, destabilizing a student loan program already on the ... Read more »

Foxx, Grothman Pressure Education Department on Overdue Student Loan Report

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona requesting an overdue report regarding limiting student loan borrowing. In the letter, the Members write: “The experimental site was created in 2011 and the Department has yet to submit a report to Congress on its results, despite a c... Read more »

Murphy: Government intervention often does more harm than good

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities: "Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are an important asset to the higher education landscape. For decades, these institutions have provi... Read more »

Murphy: Degree completion is a student’s best bet for a successful future

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Committee Greg Murphy (R-NC) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on improving the closed school discharge process: "When a college closes, thousands of students are thrown off their academic path, some permanently. This often means students are left tens of thousands of doll... Read more »

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