Owens, Foxx statement on Department of Education overreach

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), Ranking Member of the House Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee and Dr. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader released the following statement in response to the Department of Education’s overreaching letter to Utah Governor Spencer Cox.

“Secretary Cardona is taking a page out of the teachers unions’ playbook by using threats and COVID-19 resources to infringe on states’ authorities to protect students and ensure access to education. In an egregious overstep of federal power, this administration is threatening to weaponize taxpayer dollars and bully states into complying with its overreach.”