ICYMI: National apprenticeship week highlights company-based education options

National apprenticeship week highlights company-based education options North Carolina is home to over 500 apprenticeship programs. For National Apprenticeship Week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, spoke exclusively with Kari Travis of the Carolina Journal about the importance of apprenticeships, and how these programs make a difference in the lives of young adults who value gaining hands-on experience. Here are some of the highlights of wh...

Opening Statement by Rep. Virginia Fox (R-NC) | Hearing on “Examining the Policies and the Priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor”

The Department of Labor is on the frontline of the issues facing workers and job creators, and it sets policies that have a widespread impact on our nation’s economy, employment growth, retirement security, and more. Whether they relate to health care, worker protections, retirement planning, workforce development, or employee wages and benefits — it is the responsibility of this committee to ensure those policies are in the best interest of workers, employers, and taxpayers. I’ve said this befo...

Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies Before House Committee

Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held an oversight hearing with Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to review the department’s policies and priorities. As Chairwoman Foxx said during her opening remarks: “The Department of Labor is on the frontline of the issues facing workers and job creators, and it sets policies that have a widespread impact on our nation’s economy, employment growth, retirement security, and more … It is th...

THIS WEEK: Secretary Acosta to Testify at Hearing on DOL

Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today announced that the committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor”. The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, will testify. The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Upon announcement of the hearing, Chairwoman Foxx said: “The Department of Labor is on the fro...

ICYMI: College isn’t always the best path for teens

College isn’t always the best path for teens By Secretary Alexander Acosta and Chairwoman Virginia Foxx When Americans make career choices, they should be encouraged to consider a broad range of options that fit their diverse talents and interests. For many, their career path will take them to higher education. That was the case for us. A university degree is right for many young people, yet it is not the only route to career success. We need to change the perception of a single “right” career ...

The T-Word

You t**** animals. You educate people. Never let Chairwoman Foxx catch you using the T-word, especially during Apprenticeship Week. Committee on Education and the Workforce Republicans are in the business of educating people, and that means never using the T-word in conjunction with people. Here's why: To watch the video, click here.

Subcommittees Examine the Impact of Opioids on Communities

The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), today held a joint hearing on “Close to Home: How Opioids are Impacting Communities”. At the opening of the hearing, Chairman Rokita discussed the enormity of the impact the opioid health emergency is having on American families, communi...

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