• 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
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education"
    Feb 7, 2017  - These are exciting times in higher education. Institutions across the country are providing their students new opportunities to earn a degree. As a result, we are seeing more diversity on campuses, and the idea of a “traditional student” has been turned on its head. Today’s students come from a wid... More
  • TOMORROW: Hearing to Examine Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education
    Feb 6, 2017  - On Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. At the hear... More
  • Committee Leaders Act to Rein in Federal Role in Education, Block Flawed Regulations
    Feb 2, 2017  - Leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of two flawed Obama administration regulations. Both rules from the former administration expand the federal role in education and diminish t... More
  • Foxx Welcomes New Committee Members, Announces Subcommittee Leadership for 115th Congress
    Jan 13, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the roster of new Republican members who will serve on the committee in the 115th Congress. Chairwoman Foxx also announced the members who will serve as chairs of the four standing subcommitte... More