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  • In New Role, Foxx Targets Education Department, Seeks More Charters And Vouchers
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Virginia Foxx prides herself both on her conservative values and her work ethic. She plans on using those principles to guide her as she heads the House Education and Workforce Committee. The former Watauga County Schools Board member, university administrator, and teacher says she will also rely on her experiences. Foxx recently began her seventh term in Congress after winning re-election in November. She serves the 5th Congressional District, which covers much of Northwest North ... Read more

  • Our view: Foxx bill on unfunded mandates should pass
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    Federal regulations — whether good, bad or indifferent — can blindside local governments and companies, leaving them struggling to find money to comply. Republican U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of our 5th District has joined with Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas on a bill that, if it becomes law, will alleviate this problem of unfunded mandates. City Manager Lee Garrity of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Manager Dudley Watts both indicated that they would welcome the transparency the bill would... Read more

  • NC Rep. Virginia Foxx co-sponsors bill targeting costs incurred after federal rule changes
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, announced bipartisan legislation last week aimed at shedding more light on possible unfunded mandates that local governments and private-sector employers may incur as a result of new rules set by federal regulatory bodies. The bill has been referred to committee. A similar version passed the U.S. House last year but did not make it through the U.S. Senate. “Every year, Washington imposes thousands of rules on local governments and small businesses,” Foxx said. “Hi... Read more

  • Our view: Foxx is right on ethics watchdog
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    Some U.S. House Republicans goofed, to put it plainly, by taking steps toward eliminating an independent ethics board as one of its first congressional term actions. And Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx, whose district contains much of Northwest North Carolina, was correct to vote against the wrongheaded move. The Office of Congressional Ethics is an independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members to p... Read more

  • Three Women Are Helping the House GOP Change Its Image
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Republicans did something significant this week that didn’t gain much notice in the press: Rep. Diane Black was named interim Budget Committee chair. On the face it, perhaps a new committee chair, and an interim, at that, is not noteworthy. But Ms. Black (R., Tenn.), is one of three Republican women serving as committee chairs this term. Together these legislators will not only help shape the debate on critical issues, they’ll help the Republican Party begin to tell a different story than ... Read more

  • Rep. Virginia Foxx votes against GOP proposal to undermine ethics board
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, voted against a move by some House Republicans to weaken an independent congressional ethics board, a proposal that on Tuesday came under fire from President-elect Donald Trump and got yanked from going to a floor vote. A majority of the House Republican Conference voted Monday to clip the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption sca... Read more

  • Republican Lawmakers Open 115th Congress in Washington
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The 115th Congress was sworn in and got to work Tuesday in the nation's capital. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, and are awaiting the swearing in a Republican Donald Trump as president. Even with one party in power, there were still some hiccups on this first day. It started with a vote taken by the Republican caucus Monday night to change ethics oversight rules, in a move that certainly gave the impression of limiting investigation of themselves. But after public uproar, and a re... Read more

  • A Day in the Life of Virginia Foxx
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In the office of U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, the incoming chair of the House of Representatives education committee, there’s a desk plate with this simple exhortation: Trust God, Work Smarter, Work Harder. It’s a motto that has guided the conservative lawmaker from North Carolina throughout her life — from a hardscrabble childhood in Appalachia through seven years spent working her way through college, two decades as an instructor, administrator, and college president, another decade in the North C... Read more

  • Congress Likely to Consider Reining In Student-Loan Programs, House Republican Says
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The next Congress should look to reduce how much the government lends individually to college and graduate students, a key House Republican said Thursday, comparing the loan programs to policies that helped inflate the housing bubble and ended in a wave of foreclosures. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, said the government has made it too easy for students and their parents to borrow too much, in turn driving up p... Read more

  • Congress Faces Range of Education Issues in Next Session
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    With President-elect Donald Trump waiting in the wings, the Republican majority in Congress will have the opportunity to tackle a host of education issues when its next session begins in 2017, from funding for disadvantaged and special education students and college access and affordability issues, to student-data privacy and career and technical education. At the same time, there will be significant turnover in some key positions: In addition to Trump's selection of school choice advocate Betsy... Read more

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Thank you for keeping us informed about the Washington situation...I sincerely hope that you will try your very best to de-fund Obamacare." - Bill, Mocksville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The federal government needs to rein in spending and re-work the tax code...There needs to be real changes." - David, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The only way to ensure a meaningful education is to provide students with teachers that are dedicated to them and their individual needs." - Mary, Hickory

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The number one issue that Congress should be working on is the economy, the smothering regulations and the mounting debt." - Jeff, Lewisville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Please support our 2nd amendment rights at all cost." - Robert, Lewisville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"We MUST continue to send a message...that [government] cannot pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they will adhere to." - Patricia, Taylorsville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Our children deserve a world-class education that will equip them to compete in the global economy." - Lorrie, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The right thing is not easy, pleasant or popular. It's hard work - just like what Americans do every day." - Jeff, Advance

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Paying for college is already hard enough for many students, increasing the borrowing rate is only going to make a bad problem worse." - Amy, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Stand firm to cut and eliminate waste!" - Joseph, Clemmons

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