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Harvard could lose ‘some’ federal funding for failing to provide documents to House committee

“It’s hard to know whether it’s arrogance, ineptness or indifference that is guiding Harvard,” Rep. Virginia Foxx told the Washington Free Beacon.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, during a hearing about antisemitism on campus with the presidents of Harvard, Penn and MIT on Dec. 5, 2023. Credit: House Committee on Education and Labor.
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, during a hearing about antisemitism on campus with the presidents of Harvard, Penn and MIT on Dec. 5, 2023. Credit: House Committee on Education and Labor.

Harvard University could lose federal funding over its decision not to provide the House Committee on Education and the Workforce with the documents it sought, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), the committee chair, told The Washington Free Beacon on Monday.

“The ultimate thing is obviously, trying to hold back some of their money if they’re just not going to make the students safe,” Foxx told the publication. “That’s always an option for us.”

“It’s hard to know whether it’s arrogance, ineptness or indifference that is guiding Harvard,” Fox added.

The $625 million in federal funds Harvard received in 2021 “accounted for approximately 67% of total sponsored revenue in fiscal year 2021,” per the Ivy League school.

JNS sought comment from Foxx’s office about why “some” of the federal funding is potentially in jeopardy.

“Elite universities didn’t seem at all worried about the genocidal antisemitic rhetoric on their campuses until they started losing donations,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a member of the education committee, told the Free Beacon.

“For these schools, it’s all about the money. Congress sends elite universities billions of taxpayer dollars each year, and if Harvard keeps giving haven to antisemitism, there’s a lot that House Republicans should do to make them pay,” he added.

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