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  • Foxx Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 296, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This bill codifies President Trump’s Protect Life Rule that excludes abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funding. H.R. 296 prohibits awards of federal family planning grants to entities that perform elective abortions and increases reporting requirements for the Department of Health and Human Services for more transparency and accountability... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Partial Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to consider the House-passed continuing resolution funding the federal government by the December 21 deadline. The House passed its continuing resolution on Thursday, December 20, which included $5.7 billion for a border wall and fully funded the federal government through February 8, 2019. “This shutdown was preventable, and it is a shame that a strong border securing our nation is no longer the... Read more

  • Foxx Cosponsors Bill to Fund the Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) cosponsored H.R. 7059, the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act. The bill appropriates the full amount of funding requested by President Trump to construct a wall along the Southern border, including technology and infrastructure improvements. Additionally, it affirms Congressional opposition to abolishing ICE, supports border patrol agents, penalizes sanctuary cities and combats transnational crimes including human and drug trafficking. Rep. Foxx... Read more

  • Foxx Takes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    TOBACCOVILLE – Today Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC05) toured Tobaccoville Manufacturing of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI). She met with business leaders and employees to hear first-hand how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is impacting business practices and workers. Rep. Foxx voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which became law on December 22, 2017. Rep. Foxx stated, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a win-win for workers and business leaders. Not only are workers keeping more of their hard-earned money,... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on FAA Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In light of the misinformation circulating about my vote against the FAA Reauthorization Act, many constituents have asked for an in-depth explanation of my stance. First, to set the record straight, I do support Hurricane Florence relief funding and have taken several steps to ensure that North Carolinians receive the help they need. On September 26, I voted to provide $8.8 billion to FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to ensure FEMA remains able to effectively assess the damage and admin... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx-Gomez GREAT Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday the House passed H.R. 4887, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act, sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles). In 2017, the federal government awarded $662.7 billion in grant funding to state agencies, local and tribal governments, agencies, non-profits, universities, and other organizations. The GREAT Act mandates the Office of Management and Budget develop a modern, standardized reporting system for recipi... Read more

  • Foxx Votes for Appropriations Package with Disaster Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) voted in favor of an appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019, which combines the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bills with a continuing resolution that extends funding for remaining departments of the federal government at Fiscal Year 2018 levels until December 7, 2018. Rep. Foxx stated, “Today, for the first time in over twenty years, Congress has approved 75% of all discretionary spending before the end of the fiscal year. This i... Read more

  • NC Congressional Delegation Requests Expedited Approval of Hurricane Florence Major Disaster Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, North Carolina’s entire Congressional delegation, led by Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, sent a letter to President Trump requesting that the administration swiftly approve Governor Cooper’s request for an expedited Major Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Florence brings historic flooding and destruction to counties across North Carolina. “The severity of damage and number of areas impacted is rapidly increasing and is forecast to worsen drastically in the coming days,... Read more

  • Public Safety Resources for Hurricane Florence
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    My office has been closely monitoring Hurricane Florence to anticipate the impact on North Carolina and 5th District and ensure that everyone is aware of necessary safety precautions. This is a reminder to remain informed and heed the warnings of state and local officials as the storm approaches. Everyone in the storm's path is in my prayers, and a list of resources for the safety of you and your family is provided below. Websites: FEMA.gov FEMA's Facebook FEMA Instagram Ready.gov/hurricanes Nor... Read more

  • NC Congressional Delegation Requests Approval of Hurricane Florence Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, North Carolina’s entire Congressional delegation, led by Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, sent a letter to President Trump requesting that the administration approve Governor Roy Cooper’s Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Florence’s landfall. “Hurricane Florence poses an imminent and dangerous threat to North Carolina, and its approach necessitates the state to once again activate the State Emergency Response Team and numerous other state resources,” the mem... Read more

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