House Committee on Education and Labor Republicans

House Committee on Education and Labor Republicans Fostering the best opportunities for students to learn, workers to succeed, and job creators to thrive. Republican Leader Rep. Virginia Foxx.

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04/06/2021
Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.

No child should experience the dreadful impacts of abuse and neglect.

That's why the House passed the bipartisan #StrongerCAPTA, reaffirming Congress' commitment to protecting the most vulnerable among us.

The American Federation of Teachers claims it worked to #SafelyReopen schools, but The 74 fact checked & found: ❌ Baltim...
04/05/2021
Analysis: Randi Weingarten Says Her AFT Has Been ‘Trying to Reopen Schools Since Last April.’ What the Union’s Locals Actually Did

The American Federation of Teachers claims it worked to #SafelyReopen schools, but The 74 fact checked & found:

❌ Baltimore Teachers Protested
❌ Miami Teachers Sued
❌ Chicago Teachers Stoked Fear

"Unions offered more resistance than cooperation." 👇

Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears most Wednesdays; see the full archive. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, raised some eyebrows March 19 during an interview on the Black News Channel. While discussing her union’s response to new Centers for Disease Control a...

Join Committee Republicans today in wishing America’s workers, students, and job creators a blessed and joyful Easter Su...
04/04/2021

Join Committee Republicans today in wishing America’s workers, students, and job creators a blessed and joyful Easter Sunday!

"Some of the worst learning loss was found in the early grades" via The 74 In LA, 1/3 of students are not engaging onlin...
04/01/2021
Report: Learning Loss Data Shows 40,000 Los Angeles High School Students Off Track to Graduate

"Some of the worst learning loss was found in the early grades" via The 74

In LA, 1/3 of students are not engaging online. 40,000 students are not on track to graduate.

As President Joe Biden plays politics, leaders warn many students will struggle to catch up.

https://www.the74million.org/article/report-learning-loss-data-shows-40000-los-angeles-high-school-students-off-track-to-graduate/

Forty thousand high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are at risk of not graduating — including 6,000 this year — according to a new analysis that tracks the effects of school closures on students in the nation’s second largest district. In middle school, about a third...

Republican Leader Rep. Virginia Foxx's statement on Rep. Miller-Meeks retaining Iowa congressional seat 👇👇
03/31/2021
Foxx Statement on Rep. Miller-Meeks Retaining Iowa Congressional Seat

Republican Leader Rep. Virginia Foxx's statement on Rep. Miller-Meeks retaining Iowa congressional seat 👇👇

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after Rita Hart withdrew her federal contest of the election results for Iowa’s Second Congressional District, securing Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ victory: “The voices of Iowa....

For Democrats and teachers unions, it’s never been about the needs of students. Instead, they've used children as politi...
03/31/2021
Court Documents Reveal How L.A. Teachers Union Gained Upper Hand in Pandemic Negotiations, Limiting Instruction Time

For Democrats and teachers unions, it’s never been about the needs of students.

Instead, they've used children as political pawns while seeking to advance left wing priorities and issuing radical demands unrelated to COVID-19.

More via The 74 👇

As the Los Angeles Unified School District prepares to reopen elementary schools for the first time in 13 months, recently released court documents show that while the district pushed for more instructional time for students earlier this year, the union successfully bargained for a reduced teacher w...

While teachers unions have the Biden administration in a headlock, it's encouraging to see state legislatures make progr...
03/30/2021
Opinion | School Choice Advances in the States

While teachers unions have the Biden administration in a headlock, it's encouraging to see state legislatures make progress in expanding #SchoolChoice!

Our students deserve to learn in a classroom environment that meets their unique needs.

Via The Wall Street Journal 👇

The union shutdowns have increased support across the country for more educational options.

Secretary Marty Walsh announced the U.S. Department of Labor's plan to undo Trump's efforts to protect workers against u...
03/30/2021
Foxx on DOL’s Move to Undo Efforts to Protect Against Union Corruption

Secretary Marty Walsh announced the U.S. Department of Labor's plan to undo Trump's efforts to protect workers against union corruption.

"Today’s move by DOL is just another example of Democrats giving in to Big Labor demands at the expense of the American worker." - Rep. Virginia Foxx

“If companies are going to have to start paying more, they’re going to start hiring less people.”It's not rocket science...
03/29/2021
$15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Could Further Sting Teen Employment

“If companies are going to have to start paying more, they’re going to start hiring less people.”

It's not rocket science.

Raising the minimum wage will limit job opportunity for teens and their ability to save for the future.

Read more from The Wall Street Journal 👇

Raising the federal minimum wage would make it harder for many teens to get or keep jobs, adding to the employment challenges they have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, many economists say.

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Leader Congressman Rick Allen hit the nail on the head with his lat...
03/29/2021
Congressman Rick Allen

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Leader Congressman Rick Allen hit the nail on the head with his latest op-ed on the #PROUnionBosses Act, writing:

"The PRO Act is nothing more than a union boss wish list that grants union leaders more unchecked power at the expense of workers."

The PRO Act is nothing more than a union boss wish list at the expense of workers. I explain in The Augusta Chronicle how the bill is a huge blow to American workers’ freedom and privacy, and why we must ensure that it never sees the light of day in the Senate.

Republican Leader Congressman Burgess Owens during today's subcommittee hearing on educational equity: "There can be no ...
03/25/2021
Owens Opening Statement at Hearing on Educational Equity

Republican Leader Congressman Burgess Owens during today's subcommittee hearing on educational equity:

"There can be no educational equity when 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐮𝐭."

Read his full remarks 👇

Today, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing to discuss educational equity post COVID-19: "Ensuring all children have opportunities to a...

President Biden is threatening protections for victims and due process rights of the accused by reconsidering Trump-era ...
03/24/2021
Republican Leaders Call for Keeping Trump Title IX Regs

President Biden is threatening protections for victims and due process rights of the accused by reconsidering Trump-era Title IX rules.

Rep. Virginia Foxx and Senator Richard Burr are fighting to ensure that doesn't happen.

Read the full story from Inside Higher Ed ⬇️

Two ranking Republican members of congressional education committees wrote to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Tuesday, advocating for the U.S. Department of Education to maintain Trump administration regulations that changed how colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct on campus. Rep...

"Everyone involved could do more if they wanted to." That's how parents feel about the Biden administration's slow, half...
03/24/2021
Democrats Are Failing the Schools Test

"Everyone involved could do more if they wanted to."

That's how parents feel about the Biden administration's slow, half-hearted attempts to #SafelyReopen schools.

Opposition to President Joe Biden's inaction is bipartisan. More from The Atlantic 👇

The fight between politicians, parents, and teachers over school reopenings could soon affect elections.

03/24/2021
Rep. Keller on H.R. 1195

Health care and social service workers are the most susceptible to workplace violence.

But H.R. 1195 is NOT the answer.

"Rushing to mandate an ill-conceived response to this problem will not only result in an insufficient solution; it will also be damaging." -Congressman Fred Keller

03/24/2021
Rep. Fulcher offers amendment to defend religious freedom

H.R. 1065 EXCLUDES a provision from the Civil Rights Act that protects religious organizations from being forced to make employment decisions that conflict with their faith.

📺 WATCH Rep. Russ Fulcher offer an amendment to defend religious religious freedom.

H.R. 7 is a giveaway to trial lawyers at the expense of working women.At today's markup, Rep. Elise Stefanik offered a c...
03/24/2021

H.R. 7 is a giveaway to trial lawyers at the expense of working women.

At today's markup, Rep. Elise Stefanik offered a commonsense Republican amendment to H.R. 7 that:

✅Is reflective of the modern workforce
✅Focuses on women's economic empowerment
✅Rejects partisan government overreach

"We are equally committed to promoting both fairness and strong policymaking, and when judged by these standards, each o...
03/24/2021
Foxx Opening Statement at Markup of H.R. 7, H.R. 1065, and H.R. 1195

"We are equally committed to promoting both fairness and strong policymaking, and when judged by these standards, each of today’s bills fall short."

House Committee on Education and Labor Republicans Leader
Rep. Virginia Foxx's opening statement at today's Markup of H.R. 7, H.R. 1065, and H.R. 1195👇

03/22/2021
A bad example...

🚨 Democrats' idea of "safe" committee proceedings exposed

Driving during a committee hearing is a poor example for America's children.

With masks and social distancing, in-person hearings, just like classrooms, are 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄.

🚨 Senate confirms Walsh as Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor "Walsh’s history in organized labor signals that his lo...
03/22/2021
Foxx on Walsh’s Confirmation as Secretary of Labor

🚨 Senate confirms Walsh as Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor

"Walsh’s history in organized labor signals that his loyalty, like many in President Biden’s cabinet, is to unions and special interest groups." ~Republican Leader Rep. Virginia Foxx

More 👇

Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Marty Walsh as the Secretary of the Department of Labor: "The Department of Labor needs a public servant whose focus is on boosting our economy and gettin...

Domestic violence has NO place in America's communities.Today, Committee Republicans are talking about who is best equip...
03/22/2021
Fulcher Opening Statement at Hearing on Ending Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has NO place in America's communities.

Today, Committee Republicans are talking about who is best equipped to offer solutions.

"Local civic groups and faith-based providers are best positioned to provide aid and deliver it effectively." - Rep. Russ Fulcher

Today, Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID) delivered the following opening statement at a subcommittee hearing to examine ways to prevent domestic violence and promote healthy communities: "A 2015 survey by the CDC estimated that one-third of all men an...

"This bill being pushed by Democrats disregards current law... ultimately rewarding trial lawyers at the expense of olde...
03/18/2021
Fulcher Opening Statement at Hearing on Workplace Discrimination

"This bill being pushed by Democrats disregards current law... ultimately rewarding trial lawyers at the expense of older Americans."

See Rep. Russ Fulcher’s full remarks at today's workplace discrimination hearing ⬇️

Today, Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a joint subcommittee hearing to discuss legislation related to workplace discrimination: "Republicans and Democrats agree that discriminat...

The science is clear: teachers do not NEED to be vaccinated to #SafelyReopen schools.To say it is "unfair and unrealisti...
03/17/2021
Teachers Unions Back Proposed Delay of Return to Classroom in Mass.

The science is clear: teachers do not NEED to be vaccinated to #SafelyReopen schools.

To say it is "unfair and unrealistic" to reopen without vaccinating all staff is wrong.

"Unfair" is when teachers unions put themselves before their students.

The leaders of three Massachusetts teachers unions are supporting emergency legislation filed by state lawmakers that would require the state’s education commissioner to give school districts more time to prepare for the return of elementary school students to full-time, in-person lessons. The Mas...

According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), school closures have increased the risk for child abuse and neglect....
03/17/2021

According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), school closures have increased the risk for child abuse and neglect.

The bipartisan #StrongerCAPTA doesn't replace the need to #SafelyReopen schools, but it is an important step towards bringing attention and community involvement to support victims.

America cannot afford California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's failed leadership. Julie Su's record is filled...
03/16/2021
Julie Su: Failed in California, Wrong for DOL

America cannot afford California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's failed leadership.

Julie Su's record is filled with unemployment fraud and support for CA's jobs-killing #AB5.

We urge the Senate to vote ❌NO❌ on Ms. Su as Deputy Secretary for U.S. Department of Labor.

More from our blog👇

Rep. Virginia Foxx and Senator Richard Burr sent a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding more information on the ...
03/12/2021

Rep. Virginia Foxx and Senator Richard Burr sent a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding more information on the teachers union czar at the U.S. Department of Education:

“we were disappointed teachers unions’ concerns are being prioritized…above other critical stakeholders, namely students and parents.”

More 👇
https://republicans-edlabor.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=407290

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