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  • 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

  • Expensive and unsustainable, Obamacare must go
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    In recent years, citizens from North Carolina — including working families, small business owners, and education leaders — have expressed their frustrations and concerns with the 2010 health care law. Working with the new Trump administration, Congress is taking the steps necessary to repeal the failed law and provide a pathway to better, more affordable care. Former President Barack Obama promised Americans affordable care, more choices, and better competition. Instead, many are experiencing do... Read more

  • Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx declared a few government programs broken during two appearances in Mount Airy on Tuesday. Foxx, a Republican from Banner Elk, was first elected to a congressional seat in 2004, after a decade in the North Carolina Senate. Surry County has been a part of the district she represents for the majority of her tenure in office. At a Mount Airy Rotary Club lunch, Foxx spoke generally, noting she is happy to have Surry County back in her district. “I complained and complained to... 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 Votes to Improve Health Savings Accounts, Increase Access to Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that improves access to health care through much-needed modifications to health savings accounts and provides targeted relief from Obamacare. “Health savings accounts foster a real sense of ownership and control over health care decisions,” said Foxx. “This legislation makes common-sense improvements to mechanisms that allow Americans to save for health care expenses and budget according to their specific needs.” H.R. 1... Read more

  • Research is the best hope (letter)
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Currently in America there are more than five million people living with Alzheimer’s. In North Carolina, that number is well over 160,000. Alzheimer’s is not only devastating but fatal. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 without a way to prevent, stop or even slow its progression. Alzheimer’s is also one of the most expensive conditions in the nation, with nearly one in every five Medicare dollars being spent on people... 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

  • Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “We talk a lot about public service up here. Well, these are the people who live it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said of the sisters on the House Floor on Tuesday, noting that they serve the poor in 31 countries. “They are the definition of public service.” On Wednesday, oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell will take place at ... Read more

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