• Foxx Statement: Markup of H.R. 3178
    Jun 22, 2016  - Each year, families across the country face difficult decisions about where they can afford to send their children to college and what institution is the best fit for them. Students must wade through massive and often conflicting amounts of information in order to make an informed choice. While the ... More
  • Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5528
    Jun 22, 2016  - Early last year, I held a roundtable on higher education in my district to help better understand the issues facing students, teachers, and higher ed administrators in Nevada. Nearly everyone in attendance raised the issue of the overly complicated student aid application process, and specifically, ... More
  • Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5529
    Jun 22, 2016  - Like many states, Nevada has a severe doctor shortage. While the number of patients is steadily increasing, there continues to be too few qualified health care providers to meet this growing demand for care. Additionally, while the Hispanic population is growing throughout the country, especially in... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of Higher Education Legislation
    Jun 22, 2016  - Today, the committee will consider a number of bipartisan bills. Each bill has a different focus, but all share a common goal: strengthening America’s higher education system. Our country’s higher education system offers students from all walks of life opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skil... More
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Demanding Accountability at the Corporation for National and Community Service”
    May 24, 2016  - The Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS, is in charge of overseeing the community service activities of more than eight different federal programs and initiatives. For the current fiscal year, CNCS received more than $1 billion to carry out these programs, one of which is the Ame... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education”
    Feb 24, 2016  - I want to extend a warm welcome to Acting Secretary of Education John King, who is with us to discuss the policies and priorities of the Department of Education. Dr. King has been at the helm of the department since January and was recently nominated by the president to serve as the next secretary o... More
  • Foxx Statement: Hearing on “Improving College Access and Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation Students”
    Apr 30, 2015  - I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us to discuss strategies for improving postsecondary access and completion for low-income and first-generation students. We appreciate the opportunity to learn from you as Congress works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. This is a very personal issu... More