- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx has landed the top post on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Foxx announced Friday that she will be the committee’s chairwoman for the next session of Congress. A news release says the House Republican caucus approved her as the choice of the House Republican Steering Committee.

Foxx is from Avery County and was first elected from the 5th Congressional District in 2004, succeeding now-Sen. Richard Burr.

The former community college administrator has risen through the ranks in the House and most recently has been the caucus secretary. Foxx previously served in the state Senate.

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