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  • The Truth About The Do Not Call Registry
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    What about the Do Not Call Registry? It doesn't cover debt collector calls or those from charities, political groups or surveys. Those entities can call you all they want at least for now. Although just last week, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx introduced House Bill 740 "ROBO Calls Off Phones Act" or ROBO COP act. It would expand the 'Do Not Call Registry" to include political Robocalls, not all political calls, just the ones done by machine. 2WTK will keep you updated on this. In the meantime, her... Read more

  • House Passes Federal Contractor ‘Blacklisting’ Challenge
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    A measure that would permanently block new labor and employment law violation disclosure requirements for federal contractors moved another step forward as Feb. 2, as House lawmakers voted to approve it. House members voted 236-187 on the disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 37). The measure would scrap regulations and guidance implementing former President Barack Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order (E.O. 13,673). The order, branded by business groups as “blacklisting,” requires fe... Read more

  • Foxx talks immigration, security
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans, Immigration

    Editor’s Note: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Avery County on Jan. 18, and sat down with the staff of The AJT for an exclusive interview covering a variety of issues. This is the second of a two-part series stemming from that conversation, as reported by AJT intern Katie Murawski. As Avery County native and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx enters a new session in Washington, D.C., the nation is rife with hot-button issues that continue to spark conversation and action on both sides of the aisle. One... Read more

  • Virginia Foxx talks federal overreach, accountability in address to national accrediting council meeting
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    One of the nation’s leading lawmakers with oversight of higher education policy told college officials this week that accrediting agencies should expect to reclaim review authority over institutional assessment from the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chair Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) promised increased accountability along with smaller systems of federal influence during an annual meeting of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), h... Read more

  • Elected Avery officials attend Inauguration
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Jan. 20, Americans gathered in Washington D.C. to either support or protest the inauguration of the United State’s 45th president, Donald Trump. A number of Avery County elected officials made the trek to D.C. to witness and show their support for the transition of the Obama administration to the Trump administration. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina’s fifth district and Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye were among those in attendance. Foxx remarked that the inauguration went, “ver... Read more

  • Foxx stops in Stokes
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx made a quick stop in King on Tuesday to chat with constituents before making her way to Mount Airy for two events planned later in the day. Foxx, recently sworn in to her seventh term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, said she shares in the concern over the economy and wanting to see jobs increased. “People also want their kids to get a good education. It’s pretty universal,” she said. “What we need to do is let the local school boards ... Read more

  • Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx declared a few government programs broken during two appearances in Mount Airy on Tuesday. Foxx, a Republican from Banner Elk, was first elected to a congressional seat in 2004, after a decade in the North Carolina Senate. Surry County has been a part of the district she represents for the majority of her tenure in office. At a Mount Airy Rotary Club lunch, Foxx spoke generally, noting she is happy to have Surry County back in her district. “I complained and complained to... Read more

  • 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


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