The PROSPER Act: "prepares students to achieve their life and career goals..."

The Committee on Education and the Workforce received the following letter from Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) Board Chair and Dallas County Community College District Chancellor praising the PROSPER Act. Here is what Joe May had to say: April 16, 2018 The Honorable Virginia Foxx U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce 2176 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Foxx, On behalf of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community...

House and Senate Committee Leaders Submit Comments to NLRB on Proposed Changes to Ambush Election Rule

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today submitted comments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supporting the rescinding of a 2014 rule created by the Obama-era Board that drastically changed union election policies and created ambush elections. Rep. Foxx and Sen. Alexander, along with Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Sen. Johnny ...

ICYMI: Community Colleges, the PROSPER Act, & the Path to Student Success

By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx — Tuesday, April 17, 2018 April is Community College Awareness Month. Community colleges have provided the path for millions of Americans to reach the goals they have for themselves. Community colleges have also changed the face and the future of many communities across America by developing programs in specific areas and economies that need to grow and thrive. Some of the most informative and transformative years of my life were spent as an instructor and administra...

Opening Statement of Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Chairwoman, Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing on “Fraud, Mismanagement, Non-Compliance, and Safety: The History of Failures of the Corporation for National and Community Service”

Good morning, and welcome to today’s full committee hearing. I’d like to thank our witness, Ms. Barbara Stewart, for joining today’s important discussion on the need for continued oversight of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) following a pattern of failures in management of CNCS in the past. From the founding of our country millions of Americans have always volunteered and served not only their own communities, but those in need of assistance across the country. This dev...

CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Testifies Before Committee

Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held an oversight hearing on “Fraud, Mismanagement, Non-Compliance, and Safety: The History of Failures of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).” Over the years, the committee has held a total of four hearings to address the many problems related to the management of CNCS. “As far back as 2011, the Higher Education and Workforce Development subcommittee examined the issues plaguing CNC...

The PROSPER Act: What People Are Saying

The Committee on Education and the Workforce received the following letter from President Mitch Daniels of Purdue University praising the PROSPER Act. Here is what President Daniels had to say: The Honorable Virginia Foxx Chair, House Committee on Education and the Workforce 1230 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Foxx, Thank you for the many years of thoughtful leadership you have provided higher education. From a small business owner, community college adminis...

THIS WEEK: Hearing on the History of Failures of the Corporation for National and Community Service

On Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a hearing on "Fraud, Mismanagement, Non-Compliance, and Safety: The History of Failures of the Corporation for National and Community Service." The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. This hearing will explore the inability of the Corporation for National and Community Service to monitor grants and safeguard taxpayer resources. Witness Ms. Barbara Stewart Chief Execut...

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