Transportation and infrastructure are key components of economic development efforts in North Carolina and in the 5th District. During my time in Congress, I have worked to bring accountability to the Highway Trust Fund by introducing legislation repealing Davis-Bacon wage requirements. Removing Davis-Bacon wage requirements from federally-funded highway construction projects would free up funds from inflated wages and regulatory compliance to create more market-priced construction jobs and more affordable, timely-completed projects. This Congress, I introduced H.R. 1483: Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2015, which would avoid a harmful fuel tax increase and prevent another costly bailout by saving the Highway Trust Fund in a fiscally responsible manner.
It is important to protect and preserve modern infrastructure while providing jobs. That is why, for the past several years, I have also co-sponsored the National Right-to-Work Act and the Railway Labor Act to require fair treatment of non-unionized workers.
Legislation pertaining to the transportation and infrastructure sponsored, co-sponsored, or supported by Rep. Foxx in the 114th Congress: H.R. 1483: Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2015 H.R. 612: National Right-to-Work Act
Legislation pertaining to the transportation and infrastructure sponsored, co-sponsored, or supported by Rep. Foxx in the 113th Congress:
H.R.711: Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2013 H.R.946: National Right-to-Work Act
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