• House Passes Bill to Empower More Americans to Balance Work, Life, and Family
    May 2, 2017  - The House today passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180) to reform outdated federal labor rules and extend workplace flexibility to more Americans. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation would allow private-sector employers to offer employees eligible for over... More
  • Witnesses Highlight Need to Improve Accountability in Higher Education
    Apr 28, 2017  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held a hearing to examine the accreditation system and identify ways to improve accountability in higher education. This hearing is the latest step in the committee’s continued effort to help strengthen higher... More
  • #FlashbackFriday: New York Times Says “Workers Deserve a Choice”
    Apr 28, 2017  - Time. It’s something everyone seems to need more of. For many individuals, it’s difficult to balance the demands of work, family, and personal obligations. That’s why for years Congress has tried to give workers eligible for overtime pay a choice between comp time or cash wages. This option has lon... More
  • Foxx Congratulates Acosta on Senate Confirmation
    Apr 27, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor: America’s workers and employers desperately need a new direction at the Department of Labor. That day ... More
  • Foxx Reacts to Report on D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
    Apr 27, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to a report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and its impact on student test scores: We always need to be honest about how students are performing in the ... More
  • Foxx Welcomes Review of K-12 Regulatory Policies
    Apr 26, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of Education to review K-12 regulatory policies: The committee is leading the way in reducing the fede... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Empower Workers, Families with Greater Flexibility
    Apr 26, 2017  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today approved H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer... More