• ICYMI: In Foxx, Trump & DeVos Have a Staunch Education Ally
    Feb 23, 2017  - By Christopher Beach With control of all three branches of government, Republicans are set on unraveling President Obama's education legacy and pushing an unprecedented amount of funding and authority back to states. Leading this charge is Rep. Virginia Foxx, the newly appointed chairwoman of the H... More
  • ICYMI: New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers, and Job Creators
    Feb 16, 2017  - By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations. For eight years, families and small bu... More
  • House Votes to Rein in Federal Role in Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - The House voted today to block two flawed Obama administration regulations that, if implemented, would expand the federal role in education and diminish the ability for state and local leaders to make decisions affecting their students, teachers, and schools. Introduced by Higher Education and Workf... More
  • Witnesses Outline Key Reforms to Make Higher Education More Accessible and Affordable
    Feb 7, 2017  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held a hearing today to examine the opportunities and challenges facing America’s higher education system, as well as discuss possible reforms to improve the Higher Education Act. “These are exciting times in h... More
  • Protecting State and Local Control Over Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - For years, the federal government took a Washington-knows-best approach to education, and during the past eight years, things only got worse. The federal role grew to unprecedented levels as the Obama administration issued mandate after mandate to exert control over the nation’s K-12 classrooms, col... More
  • Protecting a Limited Federal Role in Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - THE PROBLEM For years, one-size-fits-all federal policies made it difficult for state and local leaders to provide their students with a high-quality education. Under the Obama administration, the federal government’s control over K-12 education only got worse. Through waivers and pet projects, the... More
  • Foxx Congratulates DeVos on Senate Confirmation
    Feb 7, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos: Betsy DeVos is to be congratulated for this impressive achievement and applauded for accept... More