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Rep. Virginia Foxx Named Chair of House Education and the Workforce Committee

This week, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) was selected to serve as Chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee for the 118th Congress. Representative Foxx said in a statement, “I am deeply honored by the trust placed in me by my colleagues to chair a committee whose work touches the lives of every American. I do not take this trust or responsibility lightly. I will use my position to protect the rights of workers, job creators, students, and parents.” During the 117th Congress and now in the 118th Congress, Chairwoman Foxx has expressed concerns about the Biden Administration’s student loan forgiveness plan and proposed reforms to student aid programs. This week, Chairwoman Foxx sent letters to administration officials renewing the congressional inquiries that began in the last congress. For more information on the renewed congressional inquiries, please see the Education and the Workforce Committee’s press release.

In addition to Chairwoman Foxx, Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX) was selected to chair the House Appropriations Committee, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Frank Lucas (R-OK) the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

In the Senate, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) is set to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, Joe Manchin III (D-WV) the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Maria Cantwell (D-WA) the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

As House and Senate committee assignments are finalized, the CGS staff will include this information in future Washington Insights & Highlights Newsletters.