• Witnesses Outline Key Reforms to Make Higher Education More Accessible and Affordable
    Feb 7, 2017  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held a hearing today to examine the opportunities and challenges facing America’s higher education system, as well as discuss possible reforms to improve the Higher Education Act. “These are exciting times in h... More
  • Foxx Congratulates DeVos on Senate Confirmation
    Feb 7, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos: Betsy DeVos is to be congratulated for this impressive achievement and applauded for accept... More
  • TOMORROW: Hearing to Examine Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education
    Feb 6, 2017  - On Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. At the hear... More
  • Foxx, Walberg Praise Executive Action to Protect Low- and Middle-Income Retirement Savers
    Feb 3, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today issued the following joint statement after President Trump took action to delay implementation of t... More
  • House Votes to Block Blacklisting Rule
    Feb 2, 2017  - Today, the House voted to protect workers, taxpayers, small businesses, and our Armed Forces by passing a resolution of disapproval (H. J. Res 37) to block the Obama administration’s flawed “blacklisting” rule. The rule would make a system designed to protect workers less efficient, undermine our n... 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, Walberg Call on NLRB General Counsel to Abandon Partisan Agenda
    Feb 2, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today called on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin to abandon his part... More