Monday, December 5, 2016

Virginia Foxx Named Chair of House Education Committee - Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed

North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx, a vocal critic of the Obama administration's higher education policies, will be the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Foxx, a former community college president, replaces Minnesota Republican John Kline, who is retiring at the end of the 114th Congress. In a postelection interview with Inside Higher Ed, Foxx said studying how those regulations could be repealed would be a top priority. And she said she would support scaling back the size of the Department of Education in the next Congress. Foxx's committee will also play a key role in shaping education policy through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

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