Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., was elected chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee, the House Republican Steering Committee announced Friday.
Ms. Foxx, whose term begins in January with the 115th Congress, has served in Congress since 2005 and chaired the subcommittee on education and workforce training since 2010. Before that, she was a teacher and administrator in North Carolina's higher education system and a small business owner.
Outgoing chairman John Kline, R-Minn., who is retiring, said in a statement that Ms. Foxx “has played a vital role” in reforms advanced by the committee affecting students, workers, teachers, and employers. “I have no doubt it will continue to deliver real results for the American people under Virginia's strong leadership,” Mr. Kline said.