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  • Foxx to Host Information Session for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, June 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 9010, 4675 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012. “The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude, and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Foxx. “It is always an honor to assist veterans from the 5th District in any way possible, and I hope they fin... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on New Overtime Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s new rules on overtime: “Once again unelected Washington bureaucrats have ignored the concerns of employers and issued regulations that will make it more difficult for hardworking Americans to operate their businesses and provide career advancement opportunities for their employees. The Labor Department’s new rules on overtime are another egregious example of the burdensome regulat... Read more

  • Foxx: New Education Department Guidance Is ‘Unacceptable and Unlawful’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding new Title IX guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice: “Today’s directive is yet another outrageous example of the Obama administration exceeding its constitutionally-granted authority and attempting to change law through executive fiat. This action ignores the views of millions of students, parents, teachers and administrators across the country. It is unacceptable and unlawful.” ### U.S. Rep... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2016 Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 10th 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 Statement on Decision in Executive Overreach Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding a federal judge’s decision that the Obama administration has been unlawfully funding an Obamacare subsidy program: “Our Constitution was drafted deliberately to ensure that the greatest power in our government resided closest to the people. In Article I, the framers placed the ultimate power of creating and changing laws with the Congress. “The House of Representatives is determined to maintain the constitu... Read more

  • 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

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