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  • Foxx's Statement on U.S.-Russia Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – As one of democracy’s most important defenses, the press must be protected to report freely, yet be held to high standards. So, it’s unfortunate to have to call into question a paper’s accuracy and fairness, especially on the issue of Russia’s malicious attempt to influence the 2016 election. Late last night, the Winston-Salem Journal failed to meet these standards with its willfully uninformed editorial on the Helsinki Summit. Instead of focusing on its position criticizing the pre... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx’s Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA) introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) by a bipartisan vote of 230 - 168. UMITA strengthens the bipartisan Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) by closing loopholes that allow the federal government to work around the transparency process. It also expands the scope of UMRA cost analyses to the private sector. Rep. Foxx stated, “Americans are tired of far-off Washington bureaucrats... Read more

  • Foxx’s Renewable Energy Bill Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Thursday night, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 951, introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC). H.R. 951 provides a six-year extension to the deadline for commencement of the W. Kerr Scott Hydropower Project in Wilkes County, NC. Since the project requires extensive coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilkesboro Hydropower, LLC sought relief from Congress to extend the deadline for commencement of construction and avoid forfeiting licensure for the project. H.R. 951 previo... Read more

  • Foxx Supports Department of Defense Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This legislation is consistent with funding levels set in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2019 and provides a $17.1 billion baseline increase in funding from Fiscal Year 2018. Rep. Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in support of its passage. “After years of negligence under the Obama Administration, our military suffers a readiness crisis leaving it und... Read more

  • Foxx Supports Bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 396 - 14. This bill establishes new public health policies and reforms Medicaid and Medicare to combat the country-wide opioid epidemic. Building upon the 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act passed last Congress, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act... Read more

  • Foxx and Smucker Urge Department of Labor Action to Fight Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) today sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta regarding the national opioid public health emergency. The letter urged the Secretary to fight the scourge of addiction by using the Job Corps program to engage young adults and improve their employment outcomes and recovery efforts. “The prospect of a job increases hope and encourages Americans recovering from and responding to the opioid epidemic, an... Read more

  • Foxx Supports House Rescissions Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, by a bipartisan vote of 210-206. Under the Impoundment Control Act, the president can identify balances of unobligated funds that he or she does not expect agencies to spend and request Congress rescind these funds. President Trump requested a recsission of $14.7 billion, which the House honored in the legislation passed yesterday. Rep. Foxx said of its passage, “The Spending Cuts to Expir... Read more

  • NC Congressional Delegation Asks Gov. Cooper For More Information On The State’s Slow Pace Of Hurricane Matthew Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, members of North Carolina’s Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper requesting information on the distribution of Hurricane Matthew recovery funds provided to the state of North Carolina through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) Program. In the letter to Governor Cooper, members of the Congressional Delegation ask for clarification on why the State of North Carolina has ... Read more

  • Foxx Supports National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, voted today in support of the H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA). This legislation sets policies and authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense. Foxx said of the NDAA, “National security is the primary role of the federal government, and today the House of Representatives fulfilled that role by reauthorizing and strengthening our national defense. After years of negligence under the Obama Administratio... Read more

  • Rep. Foxx Facilitates Clarification of Bear Sanctuary Hunting Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Thursday, Rep. Virginia Foxx facilitated a meeting with the US Forest Service and the Bear Hunters Association of NC and Daniel Boone Bear Club. Representatives of those organizations along with Rep. Foxx’s District Director, Robert Meek, attended the meeting. Questions have been raised recently regarding the rules for hunting in and around the Daniel Boone Bear Sanctuary. The association and bear club sought clarification of the rules from the US Forest Service and the NC Wildlife Commission... Read more

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