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  • Foxx to Host U.S. Service Academy Day for 5th District Students
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., will host a U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Broyhill building, 3450 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC. The event will help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five military service academies. “North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District has a noble tradition of military service, and it’s an honor to help some of the community’s finest students contrib... Read more

  • Foxx Supports Make America Secure and Prosperous Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of H.R. 3354, The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act for FY’18, a bipartisan spending bill to appropriate funds for the federal government. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 211-198. “The Constitution which is the bedrock of American society, entrusts Congress with the power of the purse. As legislators that is among our most important responsibilities. Today, the House fulfilled its responsibility to t... Read more

  • Foxx Honors the Fallen of September 11th, 2001
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., released the following video honoring the fallen of September 11th, 2001. A clip and full text of the speech are below, Please click the image above to view Rep. Foxx's speech Remarks: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the nearly three thousand souls that were taken from us much too soon on September 11th, sixteen years ago. Like many others, the events of September 11th 2001, are forever etched in my memory. On that day I was in Raleigh, North Ca... Read more

  • Foxx to Host Information Session for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, August 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 274 Hunting Hills Lane, Boone NC 28607. “The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude, and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Foxx. “It is always an honor to assist veterans from the 5th District in any way possible, and I ho... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Decision to Scrap Flawed Water Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised the Trump administration’s proposal to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Federal agencies frequently place burdensome regulations on the American public, and the ‘Waters of the United States’ rule was no exception,” said Foxx. “It would have threatened the livelihood of North Carolina’s farmers and saddled local governments with exorbitant compliance costs. This common sense decision by the Trump administration is welcom... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx Legislation to Extend Construction Deadline for Wilkesboro Hydropower Project
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the time period during which the Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company is required to begin construction of its hydropower project at W. Kerr Scott Dam. “Congress needs to make sure onerous regulatory burdens don’t stand in the way of accessing or advancing all forms of American energy,” said Foxx. “Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company has wo... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx-Authored Provision to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Local Governments, Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation that includes language by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., to shed light on how policies from federal financial agencies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers. The language is part of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, which replaces the Dodd-Frank Act with reforms that include ending taxpayer-funded bailouts of large financial institutions, imposing tougher penalties on those who commit financ... Read more

  • Foxx, Walberg Statement on American Health Care Act CBO Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report confirms that the AHCA further lowers premiums, reduces the deficit, and delivers tax relief for the American people. "The American people desperately need relief ... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2018: "Students, workers, and small businesses cannot succeed in an economy that is crippled by too much government and too much debt. During the last eight years, we were told time and again that more spending on more programs would lead to more prosperity. Hardworking taxpayers were burdened by new pr... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act: "For seven long years, families and small businesses have suffered the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Costs are skyrocketing, choices are diminishing, small businesses are struggling, and jobs are being destroyed. That’s what the American people have been forced to live with, and that’s why Republica... Read more

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

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

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

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"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

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

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