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Higher Education and Workforce Investment

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 »

Foxx on Student Loan Servicing Preemption

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) denounced the Department of Education's decision to allow states to interfere in the administration of the federal student loan program: “Secretary Cardona’s decision to shirk responsibility will have disastrous consequences for student loan borrowers. Federal student loan servicers work for the federal government a... Read more »

Murphy: HEA Reform Needed to Set Low-Income Families Up for Success

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on the Pell Grant program: "The Pell Grant program is the cornerstone of federal student aid. Every year over 6.5 million Americans pursue postsecondary education with the help of the Pell Grant. Cre... 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 »

Murphy: Strengthen Workforce Development System for All In-Demand Occupations

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Today, Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy (R-NC) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery at a joint subcommittee hearing on the direct care workforce: "Direct care workers are an essential part of the health care sector. I have personally worked with these individuals for over 30 years. These individuals act as pr... 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 »

Foxx Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Workforce Investment

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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 Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee hearing on creating employment pathways for dislocated workers: “The skills gap is a growing concern for all sectors of the American economy and it impacts businesses and workers alike. In... Read more »

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