Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2023, 10:27 PMUpdated: Jan. 9, 2023, 10:44 PM

Foxx Wins Education and Workforce Chair After Speaker Holdup (1)

Diego Areas Munhoz
Diego Areas Munhoz
Hill Reporter

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) will head the House committee on education and the workforce, circumventing Republican term limit rules after a contested House Speaker election pushed back decisions on competitive chair races.

Foxx, who has been the top Republican on the panel for the last six years, was chosen by the GOP steering committee after they granted her a waiver in December to run for the position again. Rep. Tim Walberg’s (R-Mich.) last-minute challenge meant the race, like other contested committee chairs, would be decided after the speaker’s election.

That delay means Foxx is already playing catch-up, and could hamper ...

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