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@EdLaborGOP Introduce Resolution to Block OSHA’s Permanent Pandemic Regulations

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined every Republican Committee Member in cosponsoring a Congressional Review Act resolution, introduced by Workforce Protections Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Keller (R-PA), to nullify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine-and-testing mandate for American employer... Read more »

WSJ: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate is a Threat to America’s Workforce

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Despite the fact that COVID-19 cases continue to plummet, Biden's Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is acting like we are in a constant state of emergency—all so it can continue to exercise unprecedented government control. We are in the midst of a historical workforce shortage and supply chain crisis. This is no time to impose a federal vaccine mandate that will drive even one ... Read more »

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Will Wreck Trucking Industry

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Our country is currently facing a massive trucker shortage. Yet President Biden’s new authoritarian federal vaccine mandate provides no exemption for the trucking industry. Forcing a truck driver, who spends most of his time alone to get the COVID-19 vaccine or face losing his job is insane. President Biden’s willingness to exacerbate a trucking shortage, in the middle of a supply chain crisis sho... Read more »

Foxx Blasts Egregious Federal Vaccine Mandate For Private Businesses

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “emergency” rule requiring private companies to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine-and-testing mandate: “Biden wants the federal government to control every aspect of American workers’ and bus... Read more »

Foxx: Defend and Protect Religious Freedom

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in favor of her amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The amendment preserves a Department of Labor rule affirming the equal rights of religious organizations to contract with the federal government. Foxx delivered the following remark... 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, Walberg Introduce Legislation to Expand Health Care Options for Small Businesses

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Today, Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07), joined by Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12), and Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), introduced the Association Health Plans Act of 2021 (H.R. 4547). The legislation expands health care options and lowers costs for small businesses through association health plans (AHPs). Upon introduction, Rep. Virgin... 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 »

Allen: Let's Find A Bipartisan Path Forward for Our Health Care Workforce

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Today, Republican Leader of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Rick Allen (R-GA) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing on the direct care workforce: "The Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides an important source of funding for state and local workforce development systems that are tasked with ad... 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 »

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