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  • Foxx Announces Benefits Workshop for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    BOONE – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host a benefits workshop for senior citizens on October 11, from 1-3pm, at the Watauga County Public Library. “As the open-enrollment period for Medicare approaches, this workshop will include timely information for beneficiaries and their families,” Foxx said. “Seniors in North Carolina’s 5th District are invited to learn about opportunities to help them live healthier and happier retirements.” The open-enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries will s... Read more

  • Foxx - Rouda Bill Closes Transparency Loophole for Congressional Fellowships
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Rep. Harley Rouda (D-C.A.) introduced H. Con. Res 62, a resolution requiring the supervisors of employees of Congressional offices to submit reports on the outside compensation earned by such employees. While the House Ethics Manual prohibits Congressional Fellows from working on legislation that could directly or indirectly benefit their sponsors, no reporting requirements exist to enforce this rule. The Foxx-Rouda resolution would bring ba... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on Planned Parenthood’s Withdrawal from Title X Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) released the following statement on Planned Parenthood’s decision to opt out of receiving Title X funding: “I applaud our pro-life president for keeping his promises to protect all life and to ensure that taxpayers do not subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood that have been receiving Title X funds for family planning services. Planned Parenthood’s decision to opt out of the Title X Program is a win for American taxpayers and true healthcare... Read more

  • Foxx Requests Sec. Wilkie Continue IFB Solutions Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Robert Wilkie to request his attention to the jobs of disabled individuals under threat by the expiration of three VA optical contracts held by Industries for the Blind Solutions through the AbilityOne Program in Winston-Salem. Rep. Foxx wrote, “I ask for your personal attention to ensure the VA continues contracting with nonprofit agencies that employ the blind and significantly disabled. It is my inte... Read more

  • Local Educators Participate in Foxx’s Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – July 12-19, Rep. Virginia Foxx hosted Jody Carpenter of Ennice and Justin Colbert of Wilkesboro for her annual Teacher in Congress Internship in Washington, DC. Carpenter and Colbert accompanied Foxx during much of her daily schedule and toured numerous historic and government landmarks. They attended constituent meetings, hearings in the House Committee on Education and Labor, watched votes, and met Senators Burr and Tillis. Additionally, their internship included exposure to resea... Read more

  • Foxx Reintroduces Highway Trust Fund Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Foxx reintroduced H.R. 3904, the Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2019 to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund. The bill would exempt federal government contractors from the Davis-Bacon Act’s outdated, wasteful labor requirements for federal-aid highway and public transportation projects. CBO estimates that repealing Davis-Bacon would save the Federal Highway Administration more than $700 million a year. Rep. Foxx stated, “Transportation and infrastructure are key compon... Read more

  • Foxx Votes for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which will combat unwanted robocalls by implementing a nationwide caller authentication system. At no cost to consumers, carriers will identify robocallers and provide the option to block robocalls. Americans will be able to trust that the number they see on their caller-ID is actually the person calling them. The bill also requires the FCC to recognize the burdens of adopting new technology to authenticate caller-ID... Read more

  • Foxx Announces U.S. Service Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WILKESBORO – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will hold a U.S. Service Academy Day on Monday, August 5th from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Wilkes Community College in room 1112 of Alumni Hall. Representatives from all five U.S. Service Academies will be available to answer questions and provide information about each academy and their respective application processes. High school students and parents in the Fifth District are invited to learn about the opportunities and eligibility requirements of the academi... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The partisan bill authorizes $733 billion in funding for America’s military and defense initiatives, $17 billion less than the Senate’s version of the bill which passed 86-8 and what the president requested. In addition to cutting the topline for authorized spending, the bill undermines national security by restricting the ability to reprogram funds to coun... Read more

  • Foxx Amendment to NDAA Signals NATO Primacy to EU
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Foxx’s (R-N.C.) amendment to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. In recent years, America’s European allies have expanded their defense agreements within and beyond the EU through a military pact called Pesco and a €13 billion European Defense Fund (EDF). European member states have routinely failed to meet defense investment targets pursuant to NATO commitments, and these additional alliances s... Read more

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