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  • Foxx Honors Trooper Bullard in National Police Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx spoke on the House floor to honor Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard, whose name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial yesterday. The memorial commemorates law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony honoring Bullard was held in conjunction with National Police Week, which falls on the week of May 15, designated by President John F. Kennedy as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Troopers from North Carolina’s Fift... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2019 Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 13th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. “The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress,” said Foxx. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants with a vi... Read more

  • Foxx Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today is Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to commemorate the persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Yom Hashoah marks the date on the Hebrew calendar of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in which the Jews forced to live in the Warsaw ghetto resisted Nazi deportation efforts. Rep. Foxx participated with Congressional members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in a memorial event for Yom Hashoah in the U.S. Capit... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Bill to Reduce Federal Debt
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Foxx introduced H.R. 2516, the Spending Safeguard Act which provides Congress with a comprehensive mechanism to take action when mandatory programs significantly exceed their cost estimates in the six-year window after their enactment. On numerous occasions, programs have come in significantly over-budget and left Congress with little ability to address unexpected spending levels and make reforms needed to ensure programs’ sustainability. The result is that programs run ... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Release of Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx issued the following statement on the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: “The release of the Mueller report provides public accountability—for both the Special Counsel and the Attorney General—which is at the bedrock of our democratic republic. After two years of thorough investigation to uncover the truth about Russia’s meddling in our elections, the report shows that ... Read more

  • U.S. Chamber Recognizes Rep. Virginia Foxx with Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of her support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress. “Every day, all across the country, America’s business owners and job creators serve their communities and strengthen their economies. We commend those leaders in Washington who recognize the vital role these businesses play and support them through commonse... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) is encouraging high school students in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize talented young artists and promote the valuable role that meaningful art plays in our society. “Every year our country’s top young artists have the chance to display their work in the United States Capitol where it will be seen by visitors from... Read more

  • House Members Defend Agriculture in EU Trade Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, 114 House members led by Reps. Walorski (R-Ind.), Kind (D-Wis.), Foxx (R-N.C.) and Craig (D-Minn.) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in support of keeping agricultural products as a key negotiating objective in any proposed trade agreement with the European Union (EU). The European Commission has specifically excluded agricultural products in draft negotiations and Commission officials continually state their unwillingness to include agriculture in ... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx-Rouda Amendment to H.R. 1
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House passed an amendment to H.R. 1 introduced by Rep. Foxx (R-N.C.) and Rep. Rouda (D-Calif.) which would codify a Senate rule that requires transparency for sources of compensation for Congressional fellowships. While House ethics rules currently bar fellowship programs from giving an “undue advantage to special interests,” the House of Representatives lacks a reporting requirement to expose conflicts of interest. The Foxx-Rouda amendment would mandate that all Legi... Read more

  • Foxx Supports Public Lands Package
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R - N.C.) voted in favor of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. This legislation reflects a bipartisan Senate-House agreement that includes important provisions to increase access to federal lands for sportsmen. It clarifies that all Bureau of Land Management and National Forest System lands shall be open to hunting, recreational shooting and fishing unless explicitly closed for safety or other reasons decided with public input. Rep. Foxx stat... Read more

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