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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 »

ICYMI: The Cost of the School Shutdowns

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The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial on a new McKinsey & Co. report confirming that school shutdowns severely harmed students, who on average were “four months behind in reading and five months behind in math.” Teachers unions bare a significant portion of the blame for those bleak statistics. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “teachers unions were the main architects of this calamity by first ... Read more »

ICYMI: Biden Takes Credit for Red State Achievements

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Union boss Randi Weingarten said in a recent interview that she would ‘try’ to reopen schools fully in the fall for in-person learning. Republicans aren’t just trying to reopen schools – we’re actually doing it. The Biden administration took a victory lap in May for hitting its walked-back goal of reopening fifty percent of schools for in-person learning. Except, Biden’s policies were not responsi... Read more »

What You Need to Know: Democrats' Latest Spending Spree

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Yet again, Democrats are attempting to ram through a massive spending package that balloons the national debt and the left-wing agenda in one fell swoop. Here’s what you need to know about the horrible education and labor provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Labor Provisions: ➢ Emboldens federal bureaucrats. The bi... Read more »

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