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Foxx Statement on Proposed New Department of Education and the Workforce

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced a reorganization plan for the executive branch that includes a proposed merger of the Departments of Education and Labor into a new Department of Education and the Workforce:

“The federal government is long overdue for a serious overhaul. The proposed Department of Education and the Workforce is recognition of the clear relationship between education policy at every level and the needs of the growing American workforce. At the Committee on Education and the Workforce, we make these connections in everything we do. We welcome the administration’s focus on education and workforce issues together, and as we continue our oversight over the Department of Education and the Department of Labor, we look forward to working with the administration on the proposal and how the new department could function to best serve American students, workers, job creators, and families.”

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