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Chairwoman Foxx Delivers Opening Remarks at Organizational Meeting

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Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Committee’s Organizational Meeting for the 118th Congress: “Thank you everyone for attending the Education and the Workforce Committee organizing meeting. Welcome, Ranking Member Scott and all of our new and returning members on both sides of the dais. “I... Read more »

Chairwoman Foxx Sets Organizing Meeting – Tomorrow 2 P.M.

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On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., the Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its Organizing Meeting, during which the Committee will consider and adopt the Committee Rules and a Committee Oversight Plan for the 118th Congress. What: Education and the Workforce Committee’s Organizational Meeting for the 118th Congress. When: 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Where: 2175 Rayburn House Office B... Read more »

Chairwoman Foxx: Education Bureaucracy Failed Students

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Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor this week to condemn schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, for withholding National Merit Scholarship Commendation award letters from hundreds of students. Chairwoman Foxx’s Remarks: “I was appalled to learn that multiple schools in Fairfax County, Virginia withheld National Merit Scholarship Commendation... Read more »

Media Advisory: Chairwoman Foxx Sets Organizing Meeting

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On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., the Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its Organizing Meeting, during which the Committee will consider and adopt the Committee Rules and a Committee Oversight Plan for the 118th Congress. What: Education and the Workforce Committee’s Organizational Meeting for the 118th Congress. When: 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Where: 2175 Rayburn House Office B... Read more »

Foxx to Agency Heads: No Double Standards

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Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent letters yesterday to the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services asking whether the Biden administration’s policy of making committee chairmen’s inquiries a priority will change now with the Republican majority in the House. During the 117th Congress, these agencies effectively stonewalled House Repub... Read more »

Chairwoman Foxx: Open the Gates to Education Freedom

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Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor this week in celebration of National School Choice Week. Chairwoman Foxx’s Remarks: “The benefits of school choice cannot be overstated—on average, students participating in school choice programs perform better academically and see higher college admission rates. These factors make school choice a no-br... Read more »

Student Loan Roundtable Readout: Borrowers Need Stability

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Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) hosted a roundtable to discuss the consequences of the Biden administration’s student loan agenda for borrowers, taxpayers, and servicers. Following the meeting, Chairwoman Foxx said: “The Biden administration’s student loan repayment moratorium and executive actions have created unnecessary confusion for borrowers and st... Read more »

Americans Want a Completely Different K-12 Education System

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What do Americans want from K-12 education? The answers may surprise you. According to a new report by Populace Insight, called the Purpose of Education Index, most Americans want K-12 education to be focused on practical skills and outcomes—not college attendance. In fact, respondents ranked college attendance 47 out of 57 when it comes to education priorities, with most Americans expressing a de... Read more »

Foxx: The Education Department is Blatantly Lying

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If you weren’t scrolling through the Education Department’s (ED) recent financial statement—you missed a doozy! On page 116, KPMG says it can’t audit 2022 because ED can’t support its forgiveness estimates. The financial report released by the Department is a sham. Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) said: "The Department is blatantly lying about how much taxpayer... Read more »

Republican PELL Act Will Revolutionize the Workforce

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Today, House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), along with Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA), and Agriculture Committee Chair "GT" Thompson (R-PA), introduced H.R. 496, the Promoting Employment and Lifelong Learning (PELL) Act, which expands educational and credentialing opportunities for workers ... Read more »

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