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Foxx, Walberg Statement on American Health Care Act CBO Report

Rep. Virginia Foxx, 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, issued the following joint statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report confirms that the AHCA further lowers premiums, reduces the deficit, and delivers tax relief for the American people. The American people desperately need relief from a failed ...

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Witnesses Describe Need for Improving Transparency in Higher Education, Safeguarding Student Privacy

The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), today held a hearing to examine transparency in higher education. Members discussed the need for complete and accurate information to ensure students and their families are making informed decisions and to help policymakers hold federal student aid programs accountable. They also examined the importance of balancing the need for transparency and accountability while protecting student privacy. ...

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Guthrie Statement: Hearing on “Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education”

Many people in this country grow up dreaming about the college experience — leaving home and starting off on their own in the world — hoping to obtain the education and skills they need to be successful in life. With more than 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the U.S. to choose from, selecting the best school and finding the best way to pay for it can be a daunting task. In fact, just this morning, some key details of a new report — set to be fully unveiled early next month — were publicly re...

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Opportunities to Change Course at EEOC

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), held a hearing to discuss the need for more responsible regulatory and enforcement policies at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As part of the committee’s ongoing oversight efforts, members reviewed the agency’s overreach in recent years and highlighted opportunities to change course under new leadership. “Republicans and Democrats agree our nation’s non-discrimination laws must be properly enfor...

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Foxx Statement on Resignation of FSA Official

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to the resignation of James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA): No one employed by the federal government should be immune from accountability, especially someone responsible for overseeing more than $1 trillion in federal student loans. This committee has repeatedly raised concerns about mi...

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House Passes Bill to Enhance Protections for Missing and Exploited Children

The House today passed the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act (H.R. 1808) by a voice vote. Introduced by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the bill updates the Missing Children’s Assistance Act to strengthen national efforts to recover and protect missing and exploited children. Members issued the following statements following House passage: “As a father, I cannot imagine the...

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House Passes Bill to Enhance Opportunity for Vulnerable Youth, Improve Juvenile Justice

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 by voice vote. Introduced by Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), the bipartisan legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) to help state and local leaders better serve juvenile offenders and at-risk youth. “The Juvenile Justice Reform Act gives kids across the U.S. a second chance. The reforms we make in the JJRA are focuse...

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