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Foxx Tours Yadkin Popcorn Facility

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On Wednesday morning, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Shallowford Farms in Yadkinville. The farm, which has been in operation for 31 years, is owned by Caswell and Amanda Booe and produces popcorn that is distributed locally and internationally. Foxx explained that while Congress is not in session during the month of August, she takes time out to visit her constituents in the 5th…

Rep. Virginia Foxx Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx was presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award by the United States Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night at the annual State of the Town event in Blowing Rock. Clark Jackson, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Manager of the Southeast Regional Office was on hand to present Foxx with the award. “Each year the U.S. Chamber polls the…

Foxx Visits Prism Medical Products for Business Roundtable

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On Aug. 7, Rep. Virginia Foxx met with executives and employees at Prism Medical Products for a tour and roundtable discussion. Topics of the discussion included Prism’s corporate philosophy, workforce development, and challenges in working with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The parties found common ground on these issues and Foxx offered resources to address remaining…

Foxx Visits Local Company to Highlight Skills Gap

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Rep. Virginia Foxx this week visited a Mount Airy company, Altec Inc., to emphasize the need to fill high-skilled jobs required for modern manufacturing. There not only is a demand in Surry County for workers to occupy key roles in today’s high-tech industry environment, but electricians, plumbers, truck drivers and others, according to local community college and economic-development…

Field Trips for Teachers in the Halls of Congress

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For many high school teachers, summer is the time to take a vacation or spend time with their kids. But for a teacher or two in North Carolina’s northwest corner, it can mean a week in Congress. The area’s representative, Republican Virginia Foxx, has for a dozen years offered a paid one-week gig — stipend, $1,500 — specifically for an educator, preferably one who teaches social…

Rep. Foxx Says Federal Funding Back on Track for Forsyth Veterans Court

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US Rep. Virginia Foxx says that after conferring with Gov. Roy Cooper’s office and the US Justice Department, the federal funding for the Forsyth veterans court “is in the process of being restored.” On July 18, six military veterans stepped forward to accept certifications of completion from Forsyth County District Judge David Sipprell. They were the first graduating class in a…

Foxx Honors Local Homeowners Association

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BANNER ELK — U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), attended the 25th anniversary of The Ponds Property Owners Association on June 2 and presented certificates of recognition to the founders and longtime residents of the neighborhood on Hwy. 105. Foxx recognized the small community as “a hidden gem” in the mountains and spoke of the importance of community spirit in the daily lives of…

House GOP pushes labor reform

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The House Education and the Workforce Committee has scheduled a Wednesday hearing on three Republican bills that would represent some of the most far-reaching changes to federal labor law in decades. The legislation would mainly change the rules for workplace organizing elections, setting higher bars for unions to win. Republican members of the committee argue the bills would balance…

Republicans seek to rein in NLRB

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Republican House members introduced two bills Tuesday intended to roll back recent rules changes by the National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency. The lawmakers argue the board under former President Barack Obama's administration tilted too far in favor of unions. "Workers deserve the opportunity to make a fully informed decision on whether or not…

Obama Regulation Could Leave Millions of Retirees Without Investment Guidance

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One of the Obama administration's final major labor regulations could deprive millions of retirement savers investment advice from financial professionals, according to a new report. The Department of Labor proposed the Fiduciary Rule in April 2015, which would allow regulators to oversee the relationship between retirement account advisors and their clients to ensure that the former…

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