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  • 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

  • SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Hickory and Charlotte
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – North Carolina businesses and residents affected by flooding and heavy winds on June 6, 2019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today. Acting Administrator Pilkerton made the loans available in response to a letter from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on June 24, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Catawba and Mecklenburg counties and the adjacent ... Read more

  • Foxx Welcomes Pastor Hodges to U.S. House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Wednesday, Rep. Virginia Foxx received Pastor Ryan Hodges of Rocky Face Baptist Church in Hiddenite, to serve as guest chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. Pastor Hodges continued the chamber’s tradition of opening the day's proceedings with a prayer, which goes back to the chaplains of the First and Second Continental Congresses. L-R: Rep. Foxx, Pastor Hodges & Fr. Patrick Conroy; Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Foxx stated,... Read more

  • Foxx Welcomes Congressional Art Competition Winner to Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Foxx welcomed Jessika Norman to Washington, DC, for the installation of her piece, “Brook Trout,” in the U.S. Capitol. A student of Wilkes Early College High School, Norman won the 2019 Congressional Art Competition in North Carolina’s Fifth District last month. Her work is now on display for U.S. Capitol visitors to appreciate year-round. Rep. Foxx stated, “Jessika is an incredibly talented artist, and I’m proud to have her work representing North Carolina’s Fifth D... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2019 Veterans Information Session
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    ELKIN – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host her annual Veterans Information Session on July 19th, from 2-4pm, at the National Guard Armory in Elkin. With the initial launch of the VA MISSION Act earlier this month, this information session will provide a timely opportunity to learn about the new ways VA healthcare beneficiaries can streamline their access to community care programs. Veterans Affairs Department representatives and veterans service organizations will be in attendance to discuss ... Read more

  • Foxx Requests Explanation from Corps on Increased Permit Fees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Jody Hice, (R-Ga.), and Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) sent a letter on Friday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) requesting information on the anticipated cost increase for dock and facility permits. Last week, the Corps announced the implementation of a revised fee schedule for dock and land-based facility permits in the South Atlantic Division (SAD). Under the revised fee schedule, which will go into effec... Read more

  • Representative Foxx Leads New Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Robocall Schemes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), Harley Rouda (CA-48), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Tim Walberg (MI-07) introduced the Ending One-Ring Scams Act of 2019 (H.R. 3264). Often unaware it’s a robocall, consumers call back a missed call, which allows robocallers to collect fees from cell phone carriers. These fees then trickle down to consumers’ cell phone bills. This bipartisan legislation would empower the Department of Jus... Read more

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