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  • 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

  • Virginia Foxx talks federal overreach, accountability in address to national accrediting council meeting
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    One of the nation’s leading lawmakers with oversight of higher education policy told college officials this week that accrediting agencies should expect to reclaim review authority over institutional assessment from the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chair Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) promised increased accountability along with smaller systems of federal influence during an annual meeting of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), h... Read more

  • In New Role, Foxx Targets Education Department, Seeks More Charters And Vouchers
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Virginia Foxx prides herself both on her conservative values and her work ethic. She plans on using those principles to guide her as she heads the House Education and Workforce Committee. The former Watauga County Schools Board member, university administrator, and teacher says she will also rely on her experiences. Foxx recently began her seventh term in Congress after winning re-election in November. She serves the 5th Congressional District, which covers much of Northwest North ... Read more

  • Republican Lawmakers Open 115th Congress in Washington
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The 115th Congress was sworn in and got to work Tuesday in the nation's capital. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, and are awaiting the swearing in a Republican Donald Trump as president. Even with one party in power, there were still some hiccups on this first day. It started with a vote taken by the Republican caucus Monday night to change ethics oversight rules, in a move that certainly gave the impression of limiting investigation of themselves. But after public uproar, and a re... Read more

  • A Day in the Life of Virginia Foxx
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In the office of U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, the incoming chair of the House of Representatives education committee, there’s a desk plate with this simple exhortation: Trust God, Work Smarter, Work Harder. It’s a motto that has guided the conservative lawmaker from North Carolina throughout her life — from a hardscrabble childhood in Appalachia through seven years spent working her way through college, two decades as an instructor, administrator, and college president, another decade in the North C... Read more

  • Congress Likely to Consider Reining In Student-Loan Programs, House Republican Says
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The next Congress should look to reduce how much the government lends individually to college and graduate students, a key House Republican said Thursday, comparing the loan programs to policies that helped inflate the housing bubble and ended in a wave of foreclosures. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, said the government has made it too easy for students and their parents to borrow too much, in turn driving up p... Read more

  • Congress Faces Range of Education Issues in Next Session
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    With President-elect Donald Trump waiting in the wings, the Republican majority in Congress will have the opportunity to tackle a host of education issues when its next session begins in 2017, from funding for disadvantaged and special education students and college access and affordability issues, to student-data privacy and career and technical education. At the same time, there will be significant turnover in some key positions: In addition to Trump's selection of school choice advocate Betsy... Read more

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Thank you for keeping us informed about the Washington situation...I sincerely hope that you will try your very best to de-fund Obamacare." - Bill, Mocksville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The federal government needs to rein in spending and re-work the tax code...There needs to be real changes." - David, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The only way to ensure a meaningful education is to provide students with teachers that are dedicated to them and their individual needs." - Mary, Hickory

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The number one issue that Congress should be working on is the economy, the smothering regulations and the mounting debt." - Jeff, Lewisville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Please support our 2nd amendment rights at all cost." - Robert, Lewisville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"We MUST continue to send a message...that [government] cannot pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they will adhere to." - Patricia, Taylorsville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Our children deserve a world-class education that will equip them to compete in the global economy." - Lorrie, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The right thing is not easy, pleasant or popular. It's hard work - just like what Americans do every day." - Jeff, Advance

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Paying for college is already hard enough for many students, increasing the borrowing rate is only going to make a bad problem worse." - Amy, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Stand firm to cut and eliminate waste!" - Joseph, Clemmons

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