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  • 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

  • Foxx Supports Appropriations Package
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Foxx (R-N.C.) voted in favor of H.J. Res. 31. This bill provides remaining appropriations to the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies of the federal government for Fiscal Year 2019. It includes $22.54 billion for border security, including 55 miles of new physical barriers, surveillance, technology and personnel to combat illegal immigration and human and drug trafficking. It also funds additional immigration judge teams to address the backlog of immigratio... Read more

  • Foxx Responds to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Tonight, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address: “We are in the era of opportunity. America is in the midst of the longest period of continuous jobs growth on record, with American workers and families reaping the benefits. Since President Trump’s election, the U.S. economy has gained 5.3 million more jobs, unemployment continues to hold at historic lows and wages are rising as opportunity abounds. Republicans are ... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Halt Unwanted Robocalls
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R - N.C.) introduced H.R. 805, the Robo Calls Off Phones Act (Robo COP) Act. The bill directs the Federal Trade Commission to revise its regulations regarding the National Do Not Call registry to prohibit automated campaign messages from dialing telephone numbers on the national registry. Rep. Foxx stated, “Every election season Americans are inundated with pre-recorded campaign calls that flood their home phone lines. Just as unsolicited sales calls from... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Re-opening Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump announced an agreement to fund the federal government until February 15, 2019. Rep. Virginia Foxx stated, “Today’s agreement temporarily ends the unfortunate partial government shutdown, but it is not the end of negotiations to keep the government open permanently and protect our national security. My hope is that Democrats will set aside politics and follow through on their pledge to discuss real solutions after re-opening the government. The conference commi... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Pro-life Global Health Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON ­­– Yesterday, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R – N.C.) introduced H.R. 661, the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Act of 2019. The bill would codify President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assis­­­tance (PLGHA), formerly known as the Mexico City Policy. The PLGHA requires foreign NGOs to agree, as a condition of receiving global health assistance, that they will not perform or actively promote abortion. Rep. Foxx stated, “The U.S. is the largest provider of global health fu... Read more

  • Foxx-Gomez GREAT Act Reintroduced and Passed in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 150, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act, with 422 aye votes. Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R – N.C.) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D – Los Angeles), the GREAT Act will streamline the federal grant reporting process by mandating the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a standardized, government-wide reporting system for federal grant recipients. By replacing outdated, disconnected grant docume... Read more

  • 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

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