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  • 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

  • Foxx Statement on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today issued the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: "It’s been 15 years since the course of our country’s history changed, and in an unprovoked attack that sought to bring America to its knees, the world was reminded that ours is a nation of heroes. Today we honor the memory of the thousands of innocent Americans who died that day, we grieve with those who still ache for their loved ones and we than... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Stop Administration’s Slush Fund for Special Interests
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that prevents the executive branch from funding activist organizations with payments from mortgage settlement cases. “Unelected bureaucrats have no business using these settlement funds to subsidize special interest groups with little accountability,” said Foxx. “Once again the Obama administration is undermining the will of Congress. They are taking money away from deserving victims and diverting it to groups that alig... Read more

  • 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

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