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  • 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

  • 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

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