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  • Foxx Introduces Affordable Housing Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 4956, the Finding Market-Based and Local Solutions to Ensure Access to Housing Act. The bill codifies President Trump’s Executive Order 13878, Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing issued in June 2019. The Executive Order aims to assist federal, state, local and tribal governments with recognizing and eliminating barriers to affordable housing. “President Trump’s Executive Order recog... Read more

  • Foxx Leads Legislative Fix for Ability One Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) helped introduce H.R. 4920 to reform laws for contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs so that Ability One contracts held prior to 2006 continue to be eligible for renewal. “Our free, prosperous nation enables opportunities for people of all abilities to work, and Congress has demonstrated its intent in past legislation to support such opportunities through the Ability One program. Recently it has become clear that those laws ... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on H.Res.660
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Foxx released the following statement on H.Res.660, a resolution to continue the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives: "Today, Democrats tried to correct the procedures of their ill-advised impeachment tribunal by holding a vote in the House to continue the impeachment inquiry declared by Nancy Pelosi. If they had truly wanted a fair and transparent impeachment inquiry, this vote would have been held at the start of the process, not after they were exposed... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Members Introduce Fair Sugar Policy Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Danny K. Davis (D-I.L.), along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), introduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2019, legislation that would provide relief for consumers and businesses by making commonsense reforms to the U.S. sugar program. “There is one single commodity program that has not been reformed in over 80 years, and it’s the U.S. sugar program. Despite its toll on manufacturing jobs and up to $4 bill... Read more

  • Foxx Announces Benefits Workshop for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    BOONE – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host a benefits workshop for senior citizens on October 11, from 1-3pm, at the Watauga County Public Library. “As the open-enrollment period for Medicare approaches, this workshop will include timely information for beneficiaries and their families,” Foxx said. “Seniors in North Carolina’s 5th District are invited to learn about opportunities to help them live healthier and happier retirements.” The open-enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries will s... Read more

  • Foxx - Rouda Bill Closes Transparency Loophole for Congressional Fellowships
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Rep. Harley Rouda (D-C.A.) introduced H. Con. Res 62, a resolution requiring the supervisors of employees of Congressional offices to submit reports on the outside compensation earned by such employees. While the House Ethics Manual prohibits Congressional Fellows from working on legislation that could directly or indirectly benefit their sponsors, no reporting requirements exist to enforce this rule. The Foxx-Rouda resolution would bring ba... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Planned Parenthood’s Withdrawal from Title X Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) released the following statement on Planned Parenthood’s decision to opt out of receiving Title X funding: “I applaud our pro-life president for keeping his promises to protect all life and to ensure that taxpayers do not subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood that have been receiving Title X funds for family planning services. Planned Parenthood’s decision to opt out of the Title X Program is a win for American taxpayers and true healthcare... Read more

  • Foxx Requests Sec. Wilkie Continue IFB Solutions Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Robert Wilkie to request his attention to the jobs of disabled individuals under threat by the expiration of three VA optical contracts held by Industries for the Blind Solutions through the AbilityOne Program in Winston-Salem. Rep. Foxx wrote, “I ask for your personal attention to ensure the VA continues contracting with nonprofit agencies that employ the blind and significantly disabled. It is my inte... Read more

  • Local Educators Participate in Foxx’s Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – July 12-19, Rep. Virginia Foxx hosted Jody Carpenter of Ennice and Justin Colbert of Wilkesboro for her annual Teacher in Congress Internship in Washington, DC. Carpenter and Colbert accompanied Foxx during much of her daily schedule and toured numerous historic and government landmarks. They attended constituent meetings, hearings in the House Committee on Education and Labor, watched votes, and met Senators Burr and Tillis. Additionally, their internship included exposure to resea... Read more

  • Foxx Reintroduces Highway Trust Fund Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Foxx reintroduced H.R. 3904, the Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2019 to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund. The bill would exempt federal government contractors from the Davis-Bacon Act’s outdated, wasteful labor requirements for federal-aid highway and public transportation projects. CBO estimates that repealing Davis-Bacon would save the Federal Highway Administration more than $700 million a year. Rep. Foxx stated, “Transportation and infrastructure are key compon... Read more

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