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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

  • If this congresswoman gets her way, the days of federal education regulations are over
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx wants the federal Department of Education to disappear. She wants Washington to stop passing down rules and regulations schools have to follow. As the new chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, the seven-term North Carolina congresswoman has a powerful forum to talk about all that. Trouble is, she probably doesn’t have the votes to do much of what she wants. It takes 60 to get most legislation through the Senate, where Republicans control only 52 seats, and... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx tours the Forsyth Tech Transportation Technology Center
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    Forsyth Technical Community College featured its strategic partnership with Toyota and the Toyota T-TEN program on Monday as U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, toured the college’s Transportation Technology Center. The tour consisted of the 139,000-square-foot center’s automotive systems and Toyota T-TEN programs, collision repair, diesel and heavy equipment, motorcycle mechanics and Richard Childress Race Car Technology. Several representatives from Toyota and Forsyth Tech were on hand to answer q... Read more

  • Foxx speaks to Lees-McRae students
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx spoke about her life, a day in the life in Congress and more to Lees-McRae students on Friday, March 31, in Evans Auditorium. “I’m really happy to represent Avery County for the first time,” Foxx told the audience. “I don’t know if it’ll stay that way, but I hope it does happen.” Foxx talked about growing up in Crossnore, noting that she was 14 before having electricity. Then, being convinced to go to college, first went to Lees-McRae, which at the time was a two-year sch... Read more

  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visits Bridges Academy in State Road to celebrate 10 years
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Virginia Foxx encourages parental involvement in the education system. Bridges Academy held an open house Sunday with special guests to celebrate 10 years of their past as a charter school, with the added expectation of another 10. The school has undergone an inspection by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to renew its 10-year charter, which involved interviews with the administration, teachers and even parents. According to Principal Merry Lowe, after the DPI fou... Read more

  • Ashe County library holds Day in the District
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The Ashe County Public Library promoted its activities and resources to the public and county and state officials during its Day in the District on March 4. According to Ashe County Librarian Suzanne Moore, the state legislature’s appropriations committees is preparing to draft its 12 annual spending bills to fund the government for the next two years. The Day in the District was held to promote the library’s importance to an ever growing community. “State aid is what helps us to be able to have... Read more

  • Congresswoman visits Mabel School students
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As part of Bring Your Elected Official to School Day events planned this month, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited and toured Mabel Elementary School on March 6. Two student tour guides, Madison Welch and Keadon Anderson, led Foxx around the school to show her various classrooms and activities. The tour ended with Foxx participating in a question-and-answer session with seventh and eighth grade students. Foxx started explaining her background to the students by sharing that she grew up in Avery... 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

  • In Foxx, Trump & DeVos Have a Staunch Education Ally
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    With control of all three branches of government, Republicans are set on unraveling President Obama's education legacy and pushing an unprecedented amount of funding and authority back to states. Leading this charge is Rep. Virginia Foxx, the newly appointed chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Her mission, as she told RealClearPolitics in an interview for the new episode of the “First 100 Days” podcast series, is to make the federal government “as minimal as possible.”... Read more

  • New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers and Job Creators
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations. For eight years, families and small businesses have lived with the consequences of failed policies and failed leadership. They have endured job growth that is sluggish, wages that are largely flat, college costs that continue to rise and health care costs that are sti... Read more

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