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Foxx: “We are Fulfilling our Commitment to America”

@EdWorkforceCmte Advances Nine Bills Through Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 14, 2023
WASHINGTON – Today, the Education and the Workforce Committee advanced nine bills to support students, workers, job creators, retirees, and taxpayers. 
On the passage of the bills, Chairwoman Foxx said: “We’re nine months into a Republican majority in Congress. My priority remains the same: delivering results on behalf of the American people. I believe the Committee’s work speaks for itself. We are fulfilling our Commitment to America.”
H.R. 4259Think Differently about Education Act:
  • Ensures parents are aware of their rights to have outside experts help advocate for their children at IEP team meetings. 
H.R. 5349Crucial Communism Teaching Act:
  • Makes educational materials available through the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to help educate middle and high school students about the dangers of communism and totalitarianism.
H.R. 5110Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act:
  • Clarifies that the prohibition on the use of ESEA funds for certain weapons does not apply to learning in enrichment activities like archery, hunting, or other shooting sports.
H.J. Res. 88Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program":
  • Prohibits implementation of President Biden’s radical income-driven repayment plan that will have detrimental consequences for students, families, and taxpayers. 
H.R. 4957, Department of Labor Succession Act:
  • Clarifies federal law to ensure that the tenure of an Acting Secretary of Labor is subject to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
H.R. 5339, RETIRE Act:
  • Clarifies that financial institutions must base decisions on an investment solely on economic factors. 
H.R. 5337Retirement Proxy Protection Act:
  • States that the decision to exercise a shareholder right is subject to the prudence and loyalty duties under ERISA. 
H.R. 5338No Discrimination In My Benefits Act:
  • Declares that race, color, religion, sex, or national origin may not be taken into consideration when selecting a fiduciary, counsel, employee, or service provider of an ERISA plan.
H.R. 5340Providing Complete Information To Retirement Investors Act:
  • Implements a notice requirement on defined contribution plans explaining the difference between choosing from investments selected by ERISA fiduciaries and choosing from investments through a brokerage window.
Full video of the markup can be found here.

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