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  • Foxx Votes to Restore Authority of States to Direct Funds Away from Abortion Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a resolution of disapproval that blocks an Obama administration regulation forcing states to include abortion providers as recipients of Title X grant distributions. “States have always had the freedom to direct funds away from abortion providers,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “Not only does this regulation ignore the American people's wish that their tax dollars be directed away from abortion providers, it also den... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Expand Do Not Call Registry to Political Robocalls
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to stop the intrusion of political robocalls in homes across America. H.R. 740, the Robo Calls Off Phones Act or Robo COP Act, expands the types of unsolicited calls restricted by the national Do Not Call Registry to include political robocalls, giving the American people the opportunity to opt out of the bothersome campaign season interruption. “Every campaign season, like clockwork, families are bombarded by an endless stream ... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States:" "We have always been a country that welcomes immigrants. However, it is also important to remember that national security is the number one job of the federal government. Given shortcomings in the current screening process, I joined a bipartisan House majority in supporting legislation to st... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Passage of Legislation to Permanently Ban Federal Funding of Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that permanently prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion or abortion coverage. “This common-sense measure restores a longstanding agreement that protects the unborn and prevents taxpayers from being forced to finance thousands of elective abortions,” said Foxx. “It reflects the will of the American people and is the product of what has historically been a bipartisan, bicameral consensus in Congress.” H.R.... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on 58th Presidential Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States: “Today is a very exciting and positive day for the people of the United States. We pride ourselves on the peaceful transfer of power, and I believe this tradition is a strong statement to people all over the world who value freedom. We are a privileged nation and we must never be casual with the freedoms we have inherited. “Pres... Read more

  • 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

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