Foxx on Fox Talks Student Loans, Parents’ Rights, and the Dignity of Work
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2023
Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business last week to discuss her education and workforce priorities in the 118th Congress.
Video and key excerpts below:
Stopping Biden’s radical changes to federal student loans:
“…[T]he Education Department has no business being a big bank. And by the way, on their scheme on this IDR that they want to do, there are many, many students who get by with never having paid anything back on their loans. … And this is all on the backs of taxpayers, many of whom… paid for their college. It’s really a horrible scheme on the American people.”
“We have a bill already called the REAL Reforms Act, which would keep this from happening in the future. It’s going to be a matter of getting that bill passed in the House and Senate and getting President Biden to sign it. But we have the bill already.”
Protecting parental rights:
“The Parents Bill of Rights, we introduced… last session… will be probably our first hearing [and]… it will be the first bill that will come out of our committee and come to the floor.”
“Obviously, parents are not domestic terrorists, they have a right to have a say in their children’s education and we are going to do everything we can to restore those rights. The teacher unions have tried to take those rights away from parents. We are not going to let that happen.”
Restoring the dignity of work:
“Work is inherently dignifying; it is the right thing to do. … Work brings dignity to human beings; it’s fulfilling to people and we absolutely need to do that. We must bring back work requirements for any kind of assistance that people are getting. We are putting people in a terrible position by making them dependent on the government. It is a bad situation.”
Watch the full interview here.