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@EdLaborGOP’s Advice to Biden Ahead of SOTU

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The Biden administration’s policies have created worldwide catastrophes. America’s job creators, workers, and students are being forced to deal with the fallout of this administration’s failures. Here’s our advice to President Biden ahead of tonight’s address: Blanket student loan forgiveness is not a solution This administration cares more about appeasing the progressive wing of the Democrat part... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Foxx, Keller Request Information from Department of Education on Prolonged Application Delays for Higher Education Institutions

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona raising concerns about delays, in some cases over a year, in applications submitted by institutions of higher education to convert from proprietary institutions to nonprofit status or undergo a change in ownership... Read more »

Foxx Reacts to Democrats' PSLF Scheme

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the Education Department’s unilateral changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program: “Each year Americans take on more and more student debt and each year taxpayers are on the hook for more and more of it. Instead of stepping up to address the root causes... Read more »

Foxx, Murphy on Ed Department’s PSLF Overhaul: “Abuse of executive authority”

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging him to follow the law and work with Congress to reform the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. In the letter, the Members write: “The [PS... Read more »

Foxx on Leaked Government Overhaul of PSLF

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) gave the following statement after news reports surfaced that the Education Department plans to overhaul the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program: “The PSLF program has been destined for failure from its inception. Democrats wrote this law alone and now are inappropriately attempting to ‘fix’ it alone. Th... Read more »

Foxx on Navient Ending Federal Loan Servicing Contract

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) gave the following statement after yet another major student loan servicer, Navient, announced it would end its federal contract: “The Department of Education is bleeding and risks infecting millions of students with financial distress and ruin. This egregious incompetence is as problematic as it is preventable. Thi... Read more »

The Consider Teachers Act Passes House of Representatives, Heads to President’s Desk

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The Consider Teachers Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate by Senator Mike Braun, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and in the House by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Education and Labor Committee Member Victoria Spartz aimed at fixing a broken system burdening teachers with unfair loans, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. This legislation was passed in the Senate in April a... Read more »

Foxx on Student Loan Repayment Delay

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) slammed the Department of Education for needlessly extending pandemic-era student loan repayment delays: “This extension does a grave disservice to borrowers across the country, and our children will pay the ultimate price for this irresponsible delay. Secretary Cardona is using the permanent pandemic narrative to w... Read more »

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