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Foxx: School Choice Provides Real Hope and Opportunity

Today, students, teachers, parents, and policymakers came together on Capitol Hill to celebrate National School Choice Week and spread the message of hope and opportunity school choice provides. During the event, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, spoke about the importance of empowering parents to do what's best for their children and the need to extend the promise of school choice to families across the country: It’s the promise of scho...

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Chairwoman Foxx Remarks: National School Choice Week Rally

This week, we are celebrating the promise of school choice. You all are here today because that promise is making a difference in your lives, as well as in the lives of students across the country. It’s the promise of school choice that provides real hope to moms and dads. And it’s the promise of school choice that has provided each and every one of you – and countless others – the hope that a high-quality education and a greater chance to succeed in life are within reach. The challenge we face ...

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Foxx Statement: Committee Organizing Meeting for the 115th Congress

Allow me to begin by extending a warm welcome to all of our colleagues. As is always the case, there are many familiar faces and some new faces. We are fortunate to have a strong team, and I look forward to working with each and every one of you as we advance reforms to strengthen our nation’s schools and workplaces. In recent years, the committee has built a strong record of success. Together, we reformed K-12 education, repaired a broken workforce development system, improved vital services fo...

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Doing Nothing on Obamacare Is Not an Option

Doing Nothing on Obamacare Is Not an Option By Reps. Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, Paul Mitchell, and Dave Trott In 2010, Nancy Pelosi famously said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Seven years later, we now know what’s in it: rising costs, fewer options and, for many, more uncertainty than ever before. With a GOP majority in both chambers of Congress and a Republican president-elect, America stands at a crossroad. We can fix the problem, or we can maintai...

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Foxx, Walberg Applaud Executive Action on Obamacare

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement following President Trump's executive action on Obamacare: We made a promise to the American people to repeal the failed health care law and provide a stable transition to a patient-centered system. The president’s action today is part of the process to deliver on tha...

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Hold Organizational Meeting

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold its organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 24th, at 11:15 a.m. in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. At the organizational meeting, members will consider adoption of the committee rules and oversight plan. For more information on the meeting, click here. # # #

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Working Families Take a Triple Hit Under Obamacare

Under the so-called Affordable Care Act, working families are being hit from all directions. Their health care premiums are going up, not down. They’re spending more on out-of-pocket costs because their deductibles are higher. And their choices continue to dwindle as health insurance providers flee failed Obamacare exchanges. Now, we learn from a new American Action Forum (AAF) report that Obamacare is also suppressing wages and destroying jobs. AAF reported that the failed health care law has: ...

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