Members, Subcommittees & Jurisdiction
News & Opinion
Fact Sheets & Alerts
Meet the Members
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...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 2117, the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
Jun 15, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to the committee’s markup of H.R. 2117. H.R. 2117 was introduced earlier this month by the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, Dr. Foxx, and I commend her for her work on this legislation. This bill marks a continuation of the committe...
DesJarlais Statement: Field Hearing on "Reviving our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development"
Apr 21, 2011 -
Good morning and thank you to Columbia State Community College for having us today. Thanks also to our distinguished panels of witnesses and the audience for their interest in getting Tennesseans back to work. America is facing historically tough economic challenges, and the 4th district has been h...