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Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Assessing College Data: Helping to Provide Valuable Information to Students, Institutions, and Taxpayers”
Sep 20, 2012 -
The 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act included several provisions aimed at improving transparency in higher education. For the first time, institutions were required to make information about higher education pricing and financial aid more readily available to students and families. A...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Expanding the Power of Big Labor: The NLRB's Growing Intrusion into Higher Education"
Sep 12, 2012 -
This hearing comes at an appropriate time as the debate over rising college costs rightly continues to garner national attention. President Obama has traveled the country in recent months promising students and families that his administration is working to lower college costs. This past weekend, th...
Roe Statement: Hearing on “Expanding the Power of Big Labor: The NLRB’s Growing Intrusion into Higher Education”
Sep 12, 2012 -
We continue to learn a great deal through this committee’s oversight of the National Labor Relations Board. We have learned the NLRB is utterly determined to advance a culture of union favoritism, regardless of the costs imposed on workers and employers or the damage inflicted on its own credibility...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College Within Reach: Exploring State Efforts to Curb Costs”
Jul 18, 2012 -
In recent months, the issue of rising college costs has shifted to the forefront of our national discourse – and rightly so, as millions of young people struggle to manage school debt and find job opportunities in the lagging economy. Annual tuition and fees at public universities have increased 72 ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Education"
Mar 28, 2012 -
Welcome back, Secretary Duncan, to the Education and the Workforce Committee. We realize your time is valuable and we appreciate the opportunity to speak with you today about the president’s budget proposal. When we met this time last year, we discussed the importance of using taxpayer dollars wisel...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Keeping College within Reach: Discussing Ways Institutions Can Streamline Costs and Reduce Tuition"
Nov 30, 2011 -
Over the past decade, the cost of attending college has increased dramatically. According to the College Board, in-state tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities have increased approximately 72 percent since 2001. In my home state of North Carolina, the sticker price for four-y...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Government-Run Student Loans: Ensuring the Direct Loan Program is Accountable to Students and Taxpayers"
Oct 25, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. We appreciate the opportunity to hear your perspective on the Department of Education’s implementation of the Direct Loan program. Nineteen months ago, the Democrat-controlled Congress ap...
Gowdy Statement: Hearing on "Reviving Our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development"
Aug 16, 2011 -
Thank you to Clemson University’s I-CAR for hosting this Higher Education Subcommittee field hearing in the 4th District of South Carolina today. I-CAR is a solid model of how partnerships between institutions of higher education and the community they serve can spark tremendous job growth and econo...
Wilson Statement: Hearing on "Reviving Our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development"
Aug 16, 2011 -
Thank you all for attending this important hearing on promoting the creation of jobs and the role higher education and job growth initiatives will play in doing so. I appreciate your efforts in conducting this hearing and am very happy it is being held in our home state of South Carolina. I would al...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "The Gainful Employment Regulation: Limiting Job Growth and Student Choice"
Jul 8, 2011 -
Thank you, Chairman Jordan. I appreciate the opportunity to hold a joint hearing with the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending, and I would like to thank our witnesses and guests for joining us today. Supporting freedom of ch...