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Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) will remain the GOP lead on the House Education and Labor Committee. (Photo: House file)

Foxx remains minority leader on House education committee

The House Republican Conference on Thursday selected Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) to continue leading Republicans on the House Education and Labor Committee in the 117th Congress.

In a statement following the announcement, Foxx – who has previously served as chair of the committee and over her career was a community college president – struck a tone of partisanship, saying Democrats have pushed for “radical, one-size-fits-all legislation” and that their agenda “is one that would stifle innovation and impose job-killing mandates.”

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) is expected to remain chair of the committee.

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Matthew Dembicki
is editor of Community College Daily and serves as publications director for the American Association of Community Colleges.