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Foxx, Good Refuse to Be “Ghosted” by PBGC on its Refusal to Recover Taxpayer Dollars

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Bob Good (R-VA) sent a letter to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Director Gordon Hartogensis. The letter comes after PBGC failed to provide an adequate response to the Committee’s January 16 letter requesting answers for the agency’... Read More »

@EdWorkforceCmte to Hold Roundtable With Jewish Students Impacted by Antisemitism

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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, February 29, at 2:30 p.m., the Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a bipartisan roundtable to hear from Jewish students from nine universities about their experiences with antisemitism on campus. “These students are dealing with antisemitism at their respective universities on a daily basis. Their courage to speak out and share their stories will give the Amer... Read More »

Foxx Wants Job Creators to Have Say Before Biden Implements Apprenticeship Power Grab

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Secretary Julie Su requesting job creators have ample opportunity to comment on Biden’s over 600 page proposed rule. The pending regulations are nothing more than a power grab by this administration to expand control over apprenticeships, inject political ideo... Read More »

Chairwoman Foxx on Biden Transferring Billions in Student Loan Debt to Taxpayers

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Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration transferring $1.2 billion in student loan debt to taxpayers as President Biden continues to implement his radical income-driven repayment (IDR) rule—known as “Savings on a Valuable Education (SAVE)” plan: “If President Biden spent half as much time wor... Read More »

Foxx Seeks Good Governance Reforms to NAEP Contracting Model

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a follow-up letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding further information and action to reform the contracting process for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In August 2023, Foxx raised concerns, brought to light in two independent reports, about the need for increased c... Read More »

Foxx: Biden Administration is Limiting Affordable Health Care Options for Americans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s proposed rule rescinding the Trump administration’s association health plan (AHP) rule: "The Biden administration continues to double down on policies that will limit choice and increase health care costs for Americans. Instead of embrac... Read More »

ICYMI: Foxx in the New York Times on Inexcusable FAFSA Delays

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Roughly 18 million students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to apply for financial aid that enables them to attend postsecondary institutions. The Department of Education had years to implement bipartisan reforms to the FAFSA but instead focused on illegally transferring student debt to taxpayers. The Department of Education’s failed FAFSA rollout is prevent... Read More »

Foxx Subpoenas Harvard

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement regarding serving subpoenas to Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny Pritzker, Interim President Dr. Alan Garber, and Harvard Management Company’s Chief Executive Officer N.P. Narvekar for failing to produce priority documents related to the Committee’s antisemitism investigat... Read More »

Chair Foxx on Biden’s Latest Student Loan Debt Scam

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the White House announcing it will significantly expand its plan to transfer student loan debt to taxpayers, including those who never stepped foot on a college campus: “Student debt is skyrocketing, college completion rates are abysmal, and schools have zero acco... Read More »

Foxx, Scott on New Data Showing Americans Overwhelmingly Support Workforce Pell

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) celebrated the National Institute for Civil Discourse’s (NICD) latest polling results that show overwhelming support among Americans for Workforce Pell. “The recent survey data provided by the NICD is welcome news and shows the environment is ripe for transfor... Read More »

Chair Good Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing to Protect American Savers and Retirees from DOL's Fiduciary Rule

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WASHINGTON – Today, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Bob Good (R-VA) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a hearing titled "Protecting American Savers and Retirees from DOL's Regulatory Overreach": "When it comes to saving for retirement, one thing is certain: Americans should be able to retire in confidence. They should be able to seek out i... Read More »

Hearing Recap: Retirement Edition

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Today’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee hearing covered the partisan Department of Labor’s (DOL) attempt to limit retirement options for millions of American workers. In proposing the so-called “Retirement Security Rule,” the administration is out way over its skis. DOL has jurisdiction over employer-managed retirement accounts, or 401(k)s, but not the entire retirement invest... Read More »

Chair Good to Hold Hearing on DOL’s Damning Fiduciary Rule — Tomorrow at 10:15 AM

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WASHINGTON — Tomorrow, at 10:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), will hold a hearing titled: “Protecting American Savers and Retirees from DOL’s Regulatory Overreach.” “DOL’s proposed fiduciary rule—better labeled as the ‘Retirement Insecurity Rule’—is just another example of the Biden administration’s reckless overreach that will ... Read More »

Chair Kiley Delivers Opening Remarks at Hearing to Hold Biden's Wage and Hour Division Accountable

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WASHINGTON – Today, Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Kiley (R-CA) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at a hearing titled "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Wage and Hour Division": "The Committee convenes today to execute its constitutional responsibility to provide oversight of the executive branch. Upon taking the oath of office, President Bi... Read More »

Hearing Recap: Wage and Hour Division Edition (Part II)

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Today, the Workforce Protections Subcommittee held an oversight hearing covering the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The hearing’s lone witness, WHD Administrator Jessica Looman, undertook the tall task of answering for her federal office’s job-killing, burdensome regulations. Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Kiley (R-CA) laid out the case against WHD overregulation with his o... Read More »

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