CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Congressman Comer hosted Congresswoman Virginia Foxx from North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in Taylor County on Wednesday. They made several stops in the area to learn more about issues related to workforce development, higher education and K-12 in Kentucky.
Dr. Foxx is the Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor. Congressman Comer serves as a member of the Committee, which has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues related to workforce development and higher education.
Congressman Comer and Dr. Foxx visited Taylor County High School to hear from students and educators about performance-based learning, followed by a workforce development roundtable at Campbellsville University. The roundtable was attended by over a dozen members of the Campbellsville faculty, administration, school community members and local government officials. Congressman Comer and Dr. Foxx concluded the day with multiple stops at educational centers in town, including the CKPrep Center and the Campbellsville University School of Barbering.
“As members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Congressman Comer and I are aware of how closely related education is to the strength of our nation’s workforce. A student's success in the classroom will help lead to success in the workplace. Today’s visit was an opportunity to learn from educational institutions, private companies, and community leaders about their efforts to ensure students and workers are given more pathways to have lifelong success. I want to thank Congressman Comer for the opportunity to hear from students and educators before we begin our work this Congress to reform the Higher Education Act,” Congresswoman Foxx said.
“It’s been an honor to host Dr. Foxx in Taylor County. I’m glad she had the opportunity to visit and share her insight on ways we can improve educational and workforce outcomes here and beyond. We had great discussions with Dr. Michael Carter, President of Campbellsville University, and others from the school board about the importance of developing a strong Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization bill. I look forward to heading back into session with Dr. Foxx, working on HEA reauthorization and ultimately creating better opportunities for our students and workforce,” Congressman Comer said.
Pictured (L to R): Dr. John Chowning, Dr. Donna Hedgepath, Congressman James Comer, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Dr. Shane Garrison