What Did Virginia Foxx Say?

  • September 13, 2016

foxxWhat Does Rep. Virginia Foxx say about taking over for Kline?

Rep. Virginia Foxx  would like to be the next chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, replacing John Kline who is retiring.

Here are some of the things she said she would support if she takes reins, all taken from a wide ranging interview with Politico.

She’s a Trump fan.

“…Foxx said Monday from her Capitol Hill office that a Donald Trump administration would be “akin to heaven on Earth” compared with the Obama administration’s education and labor policies.”

Foxx would seek to repeal a lot of the Obama agency regulations by blocking or repealing them. She also believes that a Clinton win in November means “an extension” of the current administration.

On the labor front, Foxx said she would prioritize repealing the Labor Department’s major regulations under the Obama administration, including the overtime, fiduciary and persuader rules. She also said she would repeal the National Labor Relations Board’s broadened joint employer standard and the agency’s rule to speed up the union election process.

She supports the idea of creating “composite” pensions plans recently floated by Kline.  She believes the NLRB should have a quorum, but would hold hearings to look at making changes to the National Labor Relations Act.