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Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:58 AM

New House education chairwoman Virginia Foxx favors rolling back Obama regulations

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have promoted U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to lead the House education and workforce committee next year.

Foxx, a six-term Republican congresswoman from Watauga County, is currently a senior member of the committee which oversees several major federal agencies and services, including the education department and Head Start, as well as issues related to pensions, wages, civil rights and equal opportunity in the workplace.

Most recently, Foxx has been serving as secretary to the House Republican Conference and as a member of party leadership, she helped write the GOP platform at this year’s Republican National Convention. Foxx also worked closely with House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan this year to write the Republicans’ “Better Way” agenda – a policy and political framework for top party priorities.

She’s frequently opposed regulations and proposals from President Barack Obama’s administration, including attempting to block the Department of Labor’s 2016 overtime rule, which would make more employees across the country eligible for overtime pay. The overtime mandate is currently under legal challenge in federal court. Foxx, and other Republicans, argued the new overtime pay regulation would cause employers to cut back workers’ hours.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article118546798.html

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Reply New House education chairwoman Virginia Foxx favors rolling back Obama regulations (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2016 OP
madaboutharry Dec 2016 #1
radical noodle Dec 2016 #2
TexasTowelie Dec 2016 #3
radical noodle Dec 2016 #4
elleng Dec 2016 #5
radical noodle Dec 2016 #6
Starry Messenger Dec 2016 #7
CRK7376 Dec 2016 #8
TexasTowelie Dec 2016 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:20 AM

1. She is one of the stupidest people in Congress

A horrible homophobic racist anti-worker moron. She needs to go back to school and get an education.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 12:32 PM

2. Isn't she the crazy one?

She should be committed to an institution.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 12:36 PM

3. Another teabagger dahlin'.

There is something to be said for leaving the country with people like her leading things.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 12:41 PM

4. I am really concerned about public education

People don't understand what all this will mean.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 01:56 PM

5. I've been 'concerned' about public education for many years.

Most of my education was in public schools, all the way through college. (Law school wasn't 'public.) Unfortunately by the time my daughters were ready for school, 'public' was not feasible. We spent a fair amount on 'private' and parochial schools.

My younger daughter, who studied Child Development & Family Studies-Preschool & Special Education, and who is a great natural teacher, now 28 years old with a 2 year old son, has concluded she'll teach him at home. What happens in 'classrooms' isn't suitable, she says.

This foxx person is too radically right for me. I guess the repugs like her.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 02:18 PM

6. I have been too, but more so now

My husband is a retired public school teacher and my daughter is an inclusion teacher in a high poverty rural area where drugs are an even bigger problem than the poverty. Both have said that the moronic testing is taking over education, along with taking money out of public schools so class sizes get bigger and bigger.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 02:21 PM

7. I am really concerned too.

This is going to be horrible. We will have to fight for every inch.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 12:27 AM

8. Unfortunately for me and my state

the Bat-Shit crazy Foxx is my representative. I am sorry to the nation that the people of NC voted for this idiot. I know that none of my family voted for her and two other families on our road oppose this lunatic. I teach high school in one of her rural counties, and we have to deal with her stupidity almost daily. Our department has about 1.5 sets of US History textbooks for four of us to share. We have one set of World History books and maybe one set of Civics/Economics books…..sad. But all students will be issued Google Chromebooks in January. Her views on education and everything else are WRONG!!!!!

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Response to CRK7376 (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 12:36 AM

9. I can't claim anything better coming from the congressional district where I live.

I'm represented by Ducky Jamas Boy, Blake Farenthold.

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