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ICYMI: Cardona Sells Out Students for Special Interests

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In Case You Missed It, in the wake of the attempt on former President Trump’s life and widespread calls to “lower the temperature,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona decided, once again, to abuse taxpayer dollars in a partisan effort to smear Republicans for protecting the 90 percent of Americans who owe no student loans and ensuring they aren’t forced to foot the bill for the 10 percent who do. ... Read More »

The Courts AGAIN Tell Biden His Student Loan Scam is Illegal

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WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruled today that the Biden administration’s so-called “SAVE” plan—the costliest regulation in the history of the U.S.—is illegal: “The chaos and destruction this administration is inflicting on the nation’s student loan system is unprecede... Read More »

Chair Kiley to Hold Hearing on OSHA’s Regulatory Overreach and Skewed Priorities

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WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 24, at 10:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Kevin Kiley (R-CA), will hold a hearing titled “Safeguarding Workers and Employers from OSHA Overreach and Skewed Priorities.” “It is critical that OSHA acknowledge and implement feedback from the employers and job creators who are affected by its top-down mandates to ensure its policies a... Read More »

Chair Foxx Hits Biden Administration for Putting Illegal Immigrants Ahead of American Students

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WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) slammed the Biden administration today for its decision, once again, to put the interests of illegal immigrants ahead of the success of American students. In a new rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Education aims to allow illegal immigrants to access a collection of taxpayer-funded and administered college preparat... Read More »

Committees on Natural Resources and Education & the Workforce to Hold Joint Hearing Demanding Accountability at Haskell Indian Nations University

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WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m., the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), will hold a joint hearing titled “Investigating How the Biden Administration Ign... Read More »

Fixing FAFSA: How the Committee is Fighting for Students

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For countless students, making the decision about if, how, and where to pursue postsecondary education depends on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA form is the key for students to know how much college will cost them so they can make an informed financial decision. Congress passed bipartisan changes to streamline the FAFSA process in 2020 that were supposed to take effect... Read More »

Chair Foxx Promises Robust Oversight if Biden Admin Fails to Heed the Limits Placed on its Authority Following Chevron Reversal

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WASHINGTON – Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led eight letters to the agencies that fall under the Committee’s jurisdiction, calling on them to adhere to the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Chevron decision, which rightfully puts an end to the Biden administration’s gross and abusive federal overreach. In the letters, Foxx writes: “[C]hevron unle... Read More »

House Takes Action to Protect Women and Girls

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WASHINGTON – Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) today applaud the House passage of H.J. Res. 165, a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s radical rewrite of Title IX that would erase vital protections for women and girls that have existed for half a century. When Title IX passed in 1972, it was ... Read More »

Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Cassidy, Colleagues Demand Update on OIG Investigation into Biden’s Botched FAFSA Rollout Amid Concerns of Further FAFSA Delays

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), along with U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, urged the Department of Education (DeptEd) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to provide an update on its investigation into the Biden administration’s botched implementatio... Read More »

@EdWorkforceCmte Advances Bills to Expedite FAFSA, Optimize Workforce Data Collection, and Protect American Savers

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Education and the Workforce Committee passed five bills that will expedite the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, improve workforce data collection, and protect American savers and retirees: H.R. 8932, FAFSA Deadline Act; H.R. 2574, EMS Counts Act; H.R. 6319, Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services Act of 2023; H.R. 2941, Recognizing the Role ... Read More »

Foxx: Congress Must Act to Protect Women and Preserve Title IX

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor in support of Rep. Mary Miller's (R-IL) H.J. Res. 165, a Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify the Biden administration's Title IX rule that endangers women and robs them of hard-earned opportunities. Chairwoman Foxx's remarks (as prepared for delivery): "I rise today to addr... Read More »

Foxx, Smith, Comer Demand DOJ Investigate The Palestine Chronicle for Providing Support to Terrorism, Potential Tax Crimes

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WASHINGTON – In a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08), and Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (KY-01) are demanding DOJ investigate The Palestine Chronicle and People Media Project for potential crimes related to providing material support fo... Read More »

What They’re Saying: Biden’s Title IX Rule Will Erase and Endanger Women

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The Biden administration’s radical Title IX rule removes the protections and equal opportunity women have fought for decades to secure. Instead of safeguarding women and female-only spaces, the administration’s rule redefines sex to include “gender identity,” effectively forcing women to share bathrooms, locker rooms, and other private spaces with biological males. Additionally, the rule would all... Read More »

Foxx Delivers Opening Remarks at Markup to Expedite FAFSA, Optimize Workforce Data Collection, and Protect American Savers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Committee's markup of H.R. 8932, FAFSA Deadline Act; H.R. 2574, EMS Counts Act; H.R. 2941, Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act; H.R. 6319, Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services Act of 2023; and H.J. Res. 142, Co... Read More »

@EdWorkforceCmte Will Mark Up Bills to Expedite FAFSA, Optimize Workforce Data Collection, and Protect American Savers — Tomorrow at 10:15 AM

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WASHINGTON — Tomorrow, at 10:15 a.m., the Education and the Workforce Committee will mark up H.R. 8932, FAFSA Deadline Act; H.R. 2574, EMS Counts Act; H.R. 2941, Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act; H.R. 6319, Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services Act of 2023; and H.J. Res. 142, Congressional Review Act resolution to stop Biden’s fiduciary rule: “The Committee contin... Read More »

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