• Committee Leaders Promise Robust Oversight of New Administration in Letters to ED, HHS Secretaries
    Feb 16, 2017  - Leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today expressed their commitment to hold the administration accountable to the American people through robust congressional oversight efforts in the 115th Congress. In separate letters to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Health and Hu... More
  • Foxx Statement on Nomination of Acosta as Labor Secretary
    Feb 16, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta to serve as the secretary of labor: Alexander Acosta has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to make a fine secretary of lab... More
  • Foxx Statement on Puzder Nomination
    Feb 15, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for secretary of labor: This is disappointing news for our nation’s workers and job creators. Andy is a good man, and he would have be... More
  • Witnesses Describe Urgent Need to Restore Balance & Fairness to NLRB
    Feb 14, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), held a hearing today to examine the extreme and partisan decisions made by the Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and to discuss how Congress and the Trump administration can remed... 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
  • 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, Kline Statements on Nomination of Puzder as Labor Secretary
    Dec 8, 2016  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. John Kline (R-MN), current committee chairman, released the following statements after President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder for Secretary... More