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  • What you should know about ISP's and privacy
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    A debate surrounding online privacy has been developing at the federal level and the ripple effects could potentially have an impact on how consumers view their own internet activity. On Oct. 27, 2016, a Democratic majority at the Federal Communications Commision voted to adopt rules that would ensure Internet Service Providers like, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and, locally, SkyLine Skybest, be required to inform consumers what information they collect from your online activity, or app usage, and how... 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

  • Despite health care bill failure, Foxx still determined
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Despite the American Health Care Act being pulled from a House vote twice and seemingly dead, Rep. Virginia Foxx of N.C.’s 5th District remains optimistic about a new health care bill. “We made a promise to deliver the free-market, patient-centered health care reforms the American people deserve, and today’s actions do not change our determination to keep our promise,” Foxx said on Friday, March 24. Foxx remained a strong supporter of the AHCA as concerns regarding the popularity of the legislat... 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

  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is on a quest to roll back Obama's workplace rules
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    This year, North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx, 73, became the first woman to take up the gavel of the House Education and Workforce Committee since New Jersey Democrat Mary Teresa Norton in 1947. She sat down with the Washington Examiner to discuss her agenda for the committee and her opinions on federal workplace policy, especially with respect to the Obama-era regulations she and her party want to roll back. Washington Examiner: What are your plans for the Education and Workforce Committe... 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

  • The Truth About The Do Not Call Registry
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    What about the Do Not Call Registry? It doesn't cover debt collector calls or those from charities, political groups or surveys. Those entities can call you all they want at least for now. Although just last week, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx introduced House Bill 740 "ROBO Calls Off Phones Act" or ROBO COP act. It would expand the 'Do Not Call Registry" to include political Robocalls, not all political calls, just the ones done by machine. 2WTK will keep you updated on this. In the meantime, her... Read more

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