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  • 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

  • Foxx Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act by a bipartisan vote of 283 - 132. This legislation permanently repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on the value of medical devices sold domestically. According to the Tax Foundation, the medical device tax cost approximately 21,800 jobs from 2013 to 2015. Although the tax was suspended in calendar years 2016-17 and 2018-19, it was scheduled to take effect again December 31, 2019. Foxx stated, “Many medical device m... Read more

  • Foxx’s Renewable Energy Bill Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the president signed into law 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 asked for an extension of the commencement deadline to retain valid licensure for the project. Rep. Foxx stated, “Increasing energy availability and reduc... Read more

  • 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

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