Home > News + Media > Press Releases

Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Foxx Statement on Passing of Justice Scalia
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: "The United States has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Antonin Scalia. A passionate defender of the Constitution, Justice Scalia was a patriot who brought great intellect, character and wit to our highest court for nearly three decades. My prayers are with his family. His service to God and country will not be forgotten." ### U.S. Rep. Virg... Read more

  • Foxx: President’s Budget Ignores Fiscal Realities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2017: “The national debt is nearly $19 trillion – that’s approximately $58,000 for every man, woman and child in America. Our country is in the middle of a fiscal crisis driven by reckless borrowing and runaway government spending. However, President Obama continues to ignore these realities and the magnitude of the problems we face. “Despite proposing to rai... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Hold Iran Accountable, Prohibit Sanctions Relief for Individuals and Banks Supporting Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation to increase congressional oversight and prohibit sanctions relief for institutions and individuals supporting terrorism or Iran's ballistic missile program. “It’s clear that the Iran nuclear agreement has strengthened that country’s extremist regime,” said Foxx. “This legislation holds the Obama administration accountable for the assurances they made that American sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism, its huma... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Override President’s Veto of Legislation to Dismantle Obamacare, Bar Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted to override President Obama's veto of legislation that would dismantle his deeply flawed health care law and cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The vote to override the veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, fell short of the required two-thirds majority in a 241-186 vote. “While today’s vote was unsuccessful, it’s evident that Republicans have a path forward to undo these harmful policies,” ... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Stop Obama Administration from Implementing Flawed Water Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Gas Prices

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a disapproval resolution seeking to stop the Obama administration from implementing its flawed “Waters of the United States” rule, which would negatively impact North Carolina farmers and landowners. The measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 253- 166. “Federal agencies frequently place burdensome regulations on the American public, and the ‘Waters of the United States’ rule is no exception,” said Foxx. “This reso... Read more

  • Foxx Responds to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., tonight issued the following response regarding President Obama's final State of the Union address: “For the past seven years, President Obama has given us 47,625 words of meaningless promises. Tonight’s State of the Union address was more of the same empty words. “President Obama has never adequately focused on what really matters in this country - keeping America safe and defending our cherished freedoms. Instead he wants to maintain the status quo and ... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx-Authored Provisions to Strengthen Regulatory Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation that includes language by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., to ensure unfunded mandates are incorporated into regulatory reform. “The issue of unfunded mandates is frequently overlooked in the debates about reforming our regulatory system and carrying out federal policies,” said Foxx during a speech on the House floor. “It is all too easy for Washington bureaucrats to write off concerns expressed by a handful of local governments or a ... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Dismantle Obamacare, Bar Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would dismantle President Obama’s deeply flawed health care law and cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood. “The so-called Affordable Care Act has proved to be anything but affordable for North Carolinians, who have faced some of the largest premium increases in the country,” said Foxx. “The simple truth is that the president’s government takeover of our health care system has increased barriers to care, limited... Read more

  • Foxx Responds to President Obama’s Executive Actions to Restrict Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement after President Obama announced new executive actions to restrict Second Amendment rights: “As citizens of the United States, we are afforded basic rights and privileges under the Constitution. One of these fundamental rights is the Second Amendment, and its guarantee to keep and bear arms is clear. Today, in yet another attempt to erode our basic liberties, President Obama announced plans to undermine the will of Co... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on House Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of the bipartisan “omnibus” spending bill to appropriate funds for the federal government. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 316-113. “As a legislator, I am often responsible for making a decision on the legislation before me rather than the legislation I’d like to see,” said Foxx. “While an omnibus spending bill is not ideal, this legislation includes a number of conservative victories and advances Republican priorities i... 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

Previous Next