• Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Feb 28, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope a... More
  • 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
  • Foxx Statement on Administration's Title IX Action
    Feb 23, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's Title IX action: No administration should circumvent the law to advance its own political agenda, but that's exactly what the O... 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
  • Rokita Statement: Consideration of H. J. Res. 57
    Feb 7, 2017  - I rise today in strong support of H. J. Res. 57, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Under No Child Left Behind, states and school districts were forced into a rigid one-size-fits-all accountability system that heavily dictated how they would gauge and address school performance. The sys... 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