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  • Foxx Announces 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 11th 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

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Prevent Using Tax-Free HSA Funds for Elective Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to prevent tax-favored health savings accounts from being used to fund elective abortion. “Few things demean the sanctity of human life more than elective abortion,” said Foxx. “It is unconscionable to force millions of taxpayers who hold that view to provide tax advantages for abortion expenses, particularly when such advantages are barred for other controversial uses.” Individuals with high deductible health insurance plans ar... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging high school students in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2017 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

  • Setting the Record Straight: Q&A on Voluntary Employee Wellness Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Voluntary employee wellness plans have long helped lower health care costs for working families and promote the health and wellbeing of employees. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1313) to provide regulatory clarity so employers can have the certainty they need to continue offering their workers the option of participating in employee wellness programs. Unfortunately, criti... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope and optimism many Americans now share about the future. For too long, government bureaucrats have pursued an extreme, partisan agenda that favored powerful special interests and left count... Read more

  • 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

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