The Foxx and the Ed. House

As 112th Congress gets down to business, Rep.Virginia Foxx (NC-5th district) will take over the chairmanship of a subcommittee focused on higher education.

Specifically, the subcommittee oversees federal policy on U.S. colleges and universities and is part of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

Foxx, a former President of Mayland Community College, said is a statement released by her office that she is excited:

“…to work towards making our higher education system even better while carefully stewarding taxpayer dollars.”

For those keeping score, here’s how the Congresswoman voted on several bills over the past 15 months that either increased access to higher education or allocated more funds to¬† federal student aid:

12/08/2010 DREAM Act
HR 5281
N Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(216 – 198)
08/10/2010 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
HR 1586
N Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(247 – 161)
07/01/2010 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations
HR 4899
N Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(239 – 182)
03/25/2010 Health Care Reconciliation Act
HR 4872
N Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(220 – 207)
03/21/2010 Health Care Reconciliation Act
HR 4872
N Bill Passed – House
(220 – 211)
09/17/2009 Student Aid Program Modifications
HR 3221
N Bill Passed – House
(253 – 171)

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