Foxx Leads Letter Calling on Secretary Cardona for Transparency in Foreign Funding of Universities
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2023
WASHINGTON – Today, the Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led a letter sent to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona seeking information on whether colleges and universities are complying with reporting requirements under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, which requires schools to report foreign gifts and contracts. The previous administration found nearly $6.5 billion in unreported foreign money received by colleges. Yet, since taking office, it appears the Biden administration has done very little, if anything, to pursue enforcement of Section 117 or to open new investigations.
The letter is signed by: House Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, Joe Wilson, Glenn “GT” Thompson, Tim Walberg, Glenn Grothman, Rick Allen, Jim Banks, Lloyd Smucker, Burgess Owens, Bob Good, Lisa McClain, Mary Miller, Michelle Steel, Ron Estes, Julia Letlow, Kevin Kiley, Aaron Bean, Eric Burlison, John James, Brandon Williams, and Erin Houchin.