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  • Foxx talks immigration, security
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans, Immigration

    Editor’s Note: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Avery County on Jan. 18, and sat down with the staff of The AJT for an exclusive interview covering a variety of issues. This is the second of a two-part series stemming from that conversation, as reported by AJT intern Katie Murawski. As Avery County native and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx enters a new session in Washington, D.C., the nation is rife with hot-button issues that continue to spark conversation and action on both sides of the aisle. One... Read more

  • Rotary salutes Veterans
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    Following a pair of ceremonies held at Avery County High School and the Avery Senior Center on Nov. 4, Avery County veterans were honored once more on Nov. 11, as approximately 120 people filled the Chapman Center of the Williams YMCA for the Avery County Rotary Club’s 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. As veterans and their family members arrived, each found a place at one of the many tables decorated with American flags and tea lights. Sitting on the table in front of each seat, an American... 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 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 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

  • Bid to toughen specialized military route to citizenship not included in $575 billion defense bill
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans, Immigration

    Ever since the Obama administration started temporarily shielding from deportation certain younger immigrants who had been living in the United States illegally, eligible immigrants have been able to access such benefits as a work permit and a driver’s license. But, for them, obstacles remain. Under the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, there is no direct path to citizenship or the possibility of changing unauthorized immigration status — even while beneficiaries... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Passage of 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would fund a number of important resources for America’s military personnel and their families. “Providing for the common defense of the United States of America is the federal government’s primary duty,” said Foxx. “This bill maintains the nation’s defense readiness and gives our men and women in uniform the resources they need to carry out their missions.” H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act f... Read more

  • Foxx Announces U.S. Service Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that six students from the 5th District have been appointed to the nation’s service academies. Foxx nominated the students last winter after a rigorous application and interview process. “North Carolina’s 5th District has a proud tradition of military service. Each year it is an honor to nominate some of the area’s finest young men and women to attend America’s prestigious military academies and contribute to this legacy,” said Foxx. “Thes... Read more

  • Mission: Readiness gives flag lessons at Parkway pre-K
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    Parkway Elementary School pre-K students learned lessons from retired Brig. Gen. James C. Walker and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx about the American flag on June 6. The program, held in advance of Flag Day on June 14, included a reading of the book “F is for Flag,” a presentation of an American flag flown above the U.S. Capitol Building, a discussion of flag etiquette and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The presentation was coordinated by the organization Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit, no... Read more

  • Honoring those lost: Avery County remembers fallen, dedicates monument
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    For many Americans, Memorial Day is a time to take a long weekend and get away from it all; a time of barbecues, beach trips and door-buster sales which signal the approach of summer. Yet for those gathered in the Newland Town Square on May 30, it was clear that the true meaning of Memorial Day is far from forgotten. Hundreds of community members, veterans and civilians joined together to honor members of the Armed Forces who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Following a welcome from ma... Read more

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