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Foxx on Fox: Dems want to control your kid's education. We're putting parents in the driver's seat.

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Parents are fed up with school board leaders placing their child’s safety and education second. That frustration has boiled over into school board meetings where concerned parents are being framed as a disruption and even “domestic terrorists.” Why doesn’t Biden want parents to know what their children are learning in schools? In Case You Missed It via Fox News, Education and Labor Committee Repub... Read more »

Foxx, Miller Defend Sexual Assault Victims Harmed by Title IX Policies

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding transparency surrounding the agency’s reinterpretation of Title IX, which puts students at greater risk of sexual assault. In the letter, the Members write: “We are deeply concerned with recent reports of sexual assaults in our... Read more »

Foxx on Biden Admin Labeling Concerned Parents as Domestic Terrorists

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) gave the following statement after Attorney General Merrick Garland’s disgusting memo instructing the FBI to treat parents concerned about Critical Race Theory (CRT) as “domestic terrorists”: “I am shocked and appalled to see a President cave to terrorists overseas then threaten innocent American families seeking to... Read more »

ICYMI: The Left is Attacking Parents’ Rights

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When the state tries to take the place of parents, it is a clear sign that freedom and self-government are under attack at the most fundamental level. The American people know what is best for their kids—Democrats obviously do not. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona refused to say during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions that parents are the “primary stake... 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 »

Miller-Meeks Introduces Bill Supporting Nursing Mothers

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Today, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) introduced the Supporting Working Mothers Act, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to expand access to nursing accommodations in the workplace, without placing one-size-fits-all mandates on all employers. H.R. 4297 will guarantee that executive, administrative, and professional employees are granted the same nursing accommodations that hourly worke... 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 »

Ed & Labor, Ways & Means Unveil New Family Leave and Child Care Proposal

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While Democrats’ top-down approach to family leave and child care puts Washington in control of workers’ benefits and permanently cuts paychecks for life, Republicans today unveiled an early draft of the Protecting Worker Paychecks and Family Choice Act that would provide greater flexibility and choice to parents while focusing the greatest benefits on low-wage workers. The proposal is a joint col... Read more »

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