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Rep. Virginia Foxx: The Student Loan Debt Solution Is All About Jobs

Credit.com | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Credit.com

Many college graduates are delaying some of life's most important decisions -- including starting a family and buying a home -- because they face a pile of debt with no job prospects.

Top Donor for House Education Chair Is For-Profit College Facing Federal and State Fraud Probes

David Halperin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

As reported yesterday by OpenSecrets, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has no serious opposition in her bid for reelection, yet has received more than $800,000 in campaign contributions. More than half of that money has come from outside North Carolina, much of it from corporate special interests.

Joy Resmovits

Sweeping New Bill Seeks To Help Students With Disabilities, But It May Not Go Far Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The bipartisan overhaul of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act trumpeted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday includes provisions aimed to help stud...

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Despite President Obama's obvious awareness of the egregious, widespread nature of the problem, his own team may be on the verge of failing to effectively implement a key measure needed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for such abuses.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

Congress' Most Powerful Room Revealed

Salon | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

Behind an unmarked door in the U.S. Capitol, camouflaged by the opulent marble figures in Statuary Hall, lies a special space unknown to most passersb...

GOP Rep: Congress Doesn't Need To Make College Affordable

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

The federal government should have no role in trying to make college affordable, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said, backing legislation that would prev...

GOP-Backed Student Loan Plan Clears House Despite Veto Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch f...

GOP Rep Invokes Holocaust In For-Profit College Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

At a National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities conference this week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) invoked a phrase associated with ...

Rep. Foxx Invokes Holocaust in Describing Obama Rules That Affect Her For-Profit College Donors

David Halperin | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
David Halperin

Foxx, who has staunchly defended the for-profit college industry despite its blatant record of abusing students and ripping off taxpayers, apparently didn't mention in her remarks that she is one of Congress's biggest recipients of campaign cash from that industry.

Jason Linkins

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Have The Head Of Anyone Caught Riding Her Special Elevator

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Last week, the hot dollop of Capitol Hill gossip was that Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) had "chewed out a House staffer after catching her riding on a ...

Virginia Foxx Slammed For Seeking Political Gain Off Aurora Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) had no business invoking the Aurora, Colo., shootings to advance a completely unrelated partisan bill, her D...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Rep Invokes Aurora Shooting In Tearful Plea To Push GOP Regulatory Reform Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one lesson that Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) took away from last week's mass shootings in Colorado, it's that life is short. A...

Attack on Antiquity

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

This is a case of Republicans yearning to separate Obama from previous White House occupants in a pejorative way as part of their political vendetta against him. It is true there is nothing new about Congress' periodic push back against unilateral presidential authority to create national monuments.

Virginia Foxx: First Woman to Ever Pay for College

Edward Murray | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Edward Murray

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is the chairwoman of the Higher Education & Workforce Training Subcommittee. It turns out that Virginia Foxx knows about as much about the specifics behind the student loan crisis as Red Foxx, who is dead.

8 Ways The Government Is Grappling With Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) thinks Congress should change the law to allow borrowers to have their debt from private student loans wiped clean when fili...

Bill Would Boost Access to VA Loan Program for Surviving Military Spouses

Chris Birk | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Chris Birk

Thousands of surviving spouses currently ineligible for VA home loan benefits would gain access to the program if a U.S. House bill passed Wednesday b...

Vote To Cut Food Aid Splits GOP

Politico | David Rogers | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

Already on the defensive, scores of House Republicans joined with Democrats on Wednesday to beat back repeated conservative attempts to make still dee...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Foxx Proposes To Cut Breast-Feeding Support Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced an amendment to a House spending bill yesterday that would zero out funding for a peer counseling and support p...

House Votes To Ban Funding For Abortion Training

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted Wednesday to ban teaching health centers from using federal money to train doctors on how to perform abortions, the late...

Congress Puts a Fox in Charge of the Higher Ed Henhouse

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

It is now clear that the new Republican leadership has purposely put in power people who will try to dismantle any program supported by the Obama administration.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans FAIL To Defund NPR

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With additional reporting by Ryan Grim. WASHINGTON -- The Republican campaign to take away all federal funding from National Public Radio (NPR) was...

Why Virginia Foxx Won Blue America's Craziest Republican Contest This Month

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

At the end of July, Blue America and our pals at the Americans Fir America PAC launched the first in a series of videos that highlights what kind of...

Presenting the Immigration Hall of Shame

Amy Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

We unveiled this week our Hall of Shame, ten of the biggest obstructionists to immigration reform who are running or have run for office this year.

Ryan Grim

Republicans Voting 'No' On Health Care Reform At Their Own Peril

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican challengers may see a Democratic vote for health care reform as a genuine opportunity to unseat an incumbent, but Republicans could find th...