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  • Foxx Votes to Stop Obama Administration from Implementing New Regulations on Financial Advisors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a disapproval resolution to stop the Obama administration from implementing its flawed fiduciary rule, which affects financial advisors and retirement investments. “We have a retirement savings crisis in this nation, and it is vital that every American has access to high-quality advice and an array of financial products available at a low cost,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule ... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Passage of Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the U.S. economy by eliminating unnecessary taxes that drive up the cost of American-made goods and services. “Manufacturing is vital to North Carolina’s 5th District and I am committed to ensuring that the industry can compete fairly at home and abroad,” said Foxx. “A number of North Carolina businesses utilize tariff reductions to decrease costs, and this legislation helps create an eco... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Make IRS More Accountable to Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised the passage of several pieces of legislation in the House that will make the IRS more accountable to hardworking American taxpayers. “Another Tax Day has come and gone, and millions of Americans have been reminded of how confusing, complex and unfair the U.S. tax code is for hardworking families and small businesses. The legislation passed by the House this week will hold IRS employees accountable for their actions and increase congressional... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Prevent FCC from Regulating Broadband Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the retail rates charged by Internet service providers for broadband Internet service access. “When net neutrality rules were adopted in 2015, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and President Obama assured the public that the FCC would refrain from regulating rates for broadband,” said Foxx. “Instead of placing trust in an untrustworthy administration, this... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Obama Administration’s New Regulations on Financial Advisors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary rule, which affects financial advisors and retirement investment: “The federal government should not implement regulations that make it more difficult for hardworking Americans to save money for the future. The simple truth is that the Department of Labor’s rule will reduce access to investment options and will increase costs for people saving towards retirement.” ### U.S.... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx Legislation to Extend Construction Deadline for Wilkesboro Hydropower Project
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Gas Prices

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the time period during which the Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company is required to begin construction of its hydropower project at W. Kerr Scott Dam. “Congress needs to make sure onerous regulatory burdens don’t stand in the way of accessing or advancing all forms of American energy,” said Foxx. “Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company has wo... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Expand Americans’ Access to Federal Lands for Outdoor Sporting Activities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that revises a number of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on federal lands. H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, also eliminates red tape, safeguards against new regulations impeding outdoor sporting activities on public lands and protects Second Amendment rights. It passed the House by a vote of 242-161. “Fe... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Obama Administration’s Israel Boycott Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s declaration that it will not enforce provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act combating the boycotts, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel: “It is the responsibility of the president of the United States to uphold the letter and intent of the laws passed by Congress. The Obama administration’s actions are outrageous, and I am deeply concerned wi... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging high school students in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize talented young artists and promote the valuable role meaningful art plays in our society. “Every year our country’s top young artists have the chance to display their work in the United States Capitol where it will be seen by visitors from arou... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on President’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and transfer up to 60 prisoners to the United States mainland: “Bringing dangerous terrorists to the American homeland has been consistently rejected by bipartisan majorities in Congress. President Obama’s stubborn insistence on fulfilling an ill-advised campaign promise to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay distracts fro... Read more

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