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Friday, November 11, 2016

Foxx Might Chair Education Committee

At Education Week, Andrew Ujifusa reports that  Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) will seek to chair the House Committee on Education and Workforce.
Regardless of whether she becomes the committee chairwoman, Foxx said she's "thrilled" to get a chance to work with President-elect Donald Trump.
"The opportunities that this presents to us are so fantastic," said Foxx, who was first elected in 2004.
In 2014, Foxx helped craft legislation that became a reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. And she said that one of the committee's top priorities will be a series of reauthorizations of education law, including the Higher Education Act and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. And when it comes to those issues, she plans to emphasize fiscal accountability.
"I would love to get the federal government out of education policy altogether. However, that's not going to happen. So my position is, if we're going to be involved, then we should have the money spent as well as it can be spent," Foxx said of HEA, IDEA, and other issues.