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  • Foxx Applauds Senate Passage of Budget Resolution, Taking Next Step to Repeal Failed Health Care Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the FY 2017 budget resolution, including legislative tools aimed at providing relief from the president’s failed health care law: "This vote marks the next step in an important process to repeal Obamacare and provide a stable transition to a patient-centered health care system. The American people refuse to accept the unsustainable stat... Read more

  • Foxx, Cuellar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Local Governments, Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, today introduced legislation to shed light on how federal policies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers. “Every year Washington imposes thousands of rules on local governments and small businesses. Hidden in those rules are costly mandates that stretch state and city budgets and make it harder for businesses to hire,” said Foxx. “This legislation will help restore transparency and hold... Read more

  • Foxx Sworn In to Office for Seventh Term
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today was sworn in to her seventh term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. In taking the oath of office, Foxx swore to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States. “Serving the people of North Carolina is a profound honor, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the 5th District in Congress,” Foxx said. “In the 115th Congress, I will continue to work with my colleagues to tackle the difficult iss... Read more

  • Foxx, Kline Statements on Nomination of Puzder as Labor Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., current committee chairman, released the following statements after President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder for Secretary of Labor: “Andrew Puzder is a terrific choice to serve as the next secretary of labor,” Chairwoman-designate Foxx said. “Through a long, distinguished career in the private sector, Mr... Read more

  • Foxx Selected as Chairwoman of House Committee on Education and the Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – With approval of the full Republican conference, the House Republican Steering Committee has selected Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., as the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in the 115th Congress. “My colleagues have entrusted me with a significant responsibility, and I look forward to building on the foundation established by leaders such as John Kline and John Boehner and continuing their legacy of honest, dogged work confronting the challenges facing A... Read more

  • Foxx to Host U.S. Service Academy Day for 5th District Students
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., will host a U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilkesboro Civic Center, 1241 School Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. The event will help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five military service academies. “North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District has a proud tradition of military service, and it’s a privilege to help some of the area’s finest young men and... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Protect Taxpayers from Unexpected Mandatory Spending Increases
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation that ensures Congress has the opportunity to take action when mandatory programs exceed their cost estimates. “Washington has a serious spending problem and increases in mandatory spending are the largest cause of our worsening fiscal outlook. These programs often come in significantly over budget and Congress has little ability to address the unexpected spending levels,” said Foxx. “This legislation will protect taxpayers from ... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Delay Implementation of the Department of Labor’s Flawed Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted to delay the effective date of the Department of Labor’s controversial overtime rule for six months. “All too often the executive branch enacts policies that sound wonderful but impose unintended consequences and burdens that make the lives of hardworking Americans more difficult,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “This regulation will require companies to reclassify a significant portion of their workforce, eliminating flexibility... Read more

  • Foxx Votes for Additional VA Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that strengthens whistleblower protections, reforms the disability benefits appeals process at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and provides additional authority to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reprimand employees for performance or misconduct. “As I travel North Carolina’s 5th District, I hear a similar refrain. No matter where I go, constituents tell me horror stories of their experiences with the Depar... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Career and Technical Education
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised House passage of legislation to strengthen 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 individuals who pursue a technical education have the knowl... Read more

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"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

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

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