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  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is on a quest to roll back Obama's workplace rules
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    This year, North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx, 73, became the first woman to take up the gavel of the House Education and Workforce Committee since New Jersey Democrat Mary Teresa Norton in 1947. She sat down with the Washington Examiner to discuss her agenda for the committee and her opinions on federal workplace policy, especially with respect to the Obama-era regulations she and her party want to roll back. Washington Examiner: What are your plans for the Education and Workforce Committe... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope and optimism many Americans now share about the future. For too long, government bureaucrats have pursued an extreme, partisan agenda that favored powerful special interests and left count... Read more

  • New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers and Job Creators
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations. For eight years, families and small businesses have lived with the consequences of failed policies and failed leadership. They have endured job growth that is sluggish, wages that are largely flat, college costs that continue to rise and health care costs that are sti... Read more

  • House Passes Federal Contractor ‘Blacklisting’ Challenge
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    A measure that would permanently block new labor and employment law violation disclosure requirements for federal contractors moved another step forward as Feb. 2, as House lawmakers voted to approve it. House members voted 236-187 on the disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 37). The measure would scrap regulations and guidance implementing former President Barack Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order (E.O. 13,673). The order, branded by business groups as “blacklisting,” requires fe... Read more

  • Foxx, Cuellar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Local Governments, Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, today introduced legislation to shed light on how federal policies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers. “Every year Washington imposes thousands of rules on local governments and small businesses. Hidden in those rules are costly mandates that stretch state and city budgets and make it harder for businesses to hire,” said Foxx. “This legislation will help restore transparency and hold... Read more

  • Time for new leadership and a new direction at the Labor Department
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    In the new year, a new secretary will take the helm of the Department of Labor. Working families and small business owners face tough challenges, and they desperately need a labor secretary who will put their interests — not special interests — first. Andy Puzder is just the man for the job. Puzder has real-world experience creating jobs, and he knows that American workers and business owners both need to thrive. He will provide a sharp break from the failed policies of the last eight years. Tim... Read more

  • Foxx, Kline Statements on Nomination of Puzder as Labor Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., current committee chairman, released the following statements after President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder for Secretary of Labor: “Andrew Puzder is a terrific choice to serve as the next secretary of labor,” Chairwoman-designate Foxx said. “Through a long, distinguished career in the private sector, Mr... Read more

  • Fast-Food CEO Presents Big Shift at Trump's DOL
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    President-elect Donald Trump's selection of fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder as labor secretary offers tangible insights into how the Labor Department may change direction from the Barack Obama and Thomas Perez regime. The man at the helm of the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. brands is not your typical fast-food executive in the sense that his detailed views on labor policy and government regulation are all available on his blog, public speaking transcripts, columns and in a book he co-wrote on job creation... Read more

  • New U.S. House labor committee chair questions need for unions
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    The incoming chair of the congressional panel that oversees labor issues on Monday questioned the need for unions and said she wants to repeal various Obama administration labor policies. Organized labor has "sort of lost its reason for being" because of the many laws in place to protect workers, said Representative Virginia Foxx, a 73-year-old Republican from North Carolina who will become chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce in January, in a telep... Read more

  • Foxx Selected as Chairwoman of House Committee on Education and the Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – With approval of the full Republican conference, the House Republican Steering Committee has selected Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., as the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in the 115th Congress. “My colleagues have entrusted me with a significant responsibility, and I look forward to building on the foundation established by leaders such as John Kline and John Boehner and continuing their legacy of honest, dogged work confronting the challenges facing A... Read more

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