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  • 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

  • Foxx Announces U.S. Service Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that six students from the 5th District have been appointed to the nation’s service academies. Foxx nominated the students last winter after a rigorous application and interview process. “North Carolina’s 5th District has a proud tradition of military service. Each year it is an honor to nominate some of the area’s finest young men and women to attend America’s prestigious military academies and contribute to this legacy,” said Foxx. “Thes... Read more

  • Kline, Foxx Statement on New Education Department Regulatory Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today issued the following joint statement regarding the Department of Education's new proposed regulation affecting student borrowers: "When a school commits fraud against a student, there should be a fair process in place to hold the school accountable and provide relief to students. Congress has given the administration th... Read more

  • Foxx to Host Information Session for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, June 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 9010, 4675 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012. “The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude, and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Foxx. “It is always an honor to assist veterans from the 5th District in any way possible, and I hope they fin... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on New Overtime Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s new rules on overtime: “Once again unelected Washington bureaucrats have ignored the concerns of employers and issued regulations that will make it more difficult for hardworking Americans to operate their businesses and provide career advancement opportunities for their employees. The Labor Department’s new rules on overtime are another egregious example of the burdensome regulat... Read more

  • Foxx: New Education Department Guidance Is ‘Unacceptable and Unlawful’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding new Title IX guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice: “Today’s directive is yet another outrageous example of the Obama administration exceeding its constitutionally-granted authority and attempting to change law through executive fiat. This action ignores the views of millions of students, parents, teachers and administrators across the country. It is unacceptable and unlawful.” ### U.S. Rep... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2016 Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 10th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. “The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress,” said Foxx. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants ... Read more

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