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  • Roe, Foxx Statement on Partisan NLRB Ruling in Columbia University
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following joint statement today after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a decision in Columbia University regarding unionization of graduate students: "For years, the board has discarded established labor policy to advance a culture of union favoritism at any cost, and this intrusion into ou... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Uphold Conscience Rights of Pro-Life Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that protects rights of conscience for health care providers who choose not to participate in elective abortion. “Given the controversial nature of elective abortion, Congress has long restricted taxpayer funding for these procedures. It is unacceptable for state governments and subsidiary agencies to use taxpayer funds to coerce providers into performing or facilitating elective abortions,” said Foxx. “This bill ensure... Read more

  • House Approves Foxx’s Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency in America’s Higher Education System
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that will help students gain access to the facts they need to make an informed decision about where to pursue higher education. “Each year, families across the country face difficult decisions about where they can afford to send their children to college and what institution is the best fit for them. Students must wade through massive and often conflicting amounts of info... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Committee Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Career and Technical Education
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s unanimous passage of legislation that strengthens career and technical education. “For far too long, there has been a discrepancy in what students are learning in the classroom and what employers say they need in the workplace,” said Foxx, chair of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and a former community college president. “This bipartisan bill goes a long way toward ensuring that... Read more

  • Teachers from Forsyth County Selected for “Teacher in Congress” Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced the selection of Kristen Crews of Clemmons and Douglas Smith of Kernersville as the recipients of her 10th annual “Teacher in Congress” internship. Crews and Smith will arrive in Washington on July 8 for a week of intensive learning, curriculum development activities and hands-on experience in America’s federal government. “This program will provide Kristen and Douglas with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal governme... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Improve Health Savings Accounts, Increase Access to Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that improves access to health care through much-needed modifications to health savings accounts and provides targeted relief from Obamacare. “Health savings accounts foster a real sense of ownership and control over health care decisions,” said Foxx. “This legislation makes common-sense improvements to mechanisms that allow Americans to save for health care expenses and budget according to their specific needs.” H.R. 1... Read more

  • Committee Approves Foxx’s Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency in America’s Higher Education System
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that will help students gain access to the facts they need to make an informed decision about where to pursue higher education. “Each year, families across the country face difficult decisions about where they can afford to send their children to college and what institution is the best fit for them. Students must wade through massive and often conflictin... Read more

  • Foxx Moves to Block Overtime Rule, Ensure Workplace Flexibility and Upward Mobility
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, today introduced a resolution (H. J. Res. 95) under the Congressional Review Act to protect workers, students, nonprofit organizations, and small business owners from the consequences of the Department of Labor’s controversial overtime rule. Concerns have been raised that the department failed to streamline existing overtime regulations and instead finalized a rule that will s... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Passage of 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would fund a number of important resources for America’s military personnel and their families. “Providing for the common defense of the United States of America is the federal government’s primary duty,” said Foxx. “This bill maintains the nation’s defense readiness and gives our men and women in uniform the resources they need to carry out their missions.” H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act f... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Protect Nonprofits from IRS Targeting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that prohibits the IRS from requiring nonprofit organizations to include information on contributors in annual filings. “Taxpayers shudder at the mere mention of the IRS, and that image hasn’t been helped since the federal government’s most feared agency admitted to singling out conservative groups for unprecedented, invasive scrutiny,” said Foxx. “As Americans, we expect our government to preserve, protect and defend o... Read more

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