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  • House Passes Foxx-Authored Provision to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Local Governments, Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation that includes language by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., to shed light on how policies from federal financial agencies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers. The language is part of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, which replaces the Dodd-Frank Act with reforms that include ending taxpayer-funded bailouts of large financial institutions, imposing tougher penalties on those who commit financ... Read more

  • Foxx, Walberg Statement on American Health Care Act CBO Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report confirms that the AHCA further lowers premiums, reduces the deficit, and delivers tax relief for the American people. "The American people desperately need relief ... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2018: "Students, workers, and small businesses cannot succeed in an economy that is crippled by too much government and too much debt. During the last eight years, we were told time and again that more spending on more programs would lead to more prosperity. Hardworking taxpayers were burdened by new pr... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act: "For seven long years, families and small businesses have suffered the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Costs are skyrocketing, choices are diminishing, small businesses are struggling, and jobs are being destroyed. That’s what the American people have been forced to live with, and that’s why Republica... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 11th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. “The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress,” said Foxx. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants ... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Prevent Using Tax-Free HSA Funds for Elective Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to prevent tax-favored health savings accounts from being used to fund elective abortion. “Few things demean the sanctity of human life more than elective abortion,” said Foxx. “It is unconscionable to force millions of taxpayers who hold that view to provide tax advantages for abortion expenses, particularly when such advantages are barred for other controversial uses.” Individuals with high deductible health insurance plans ar... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging high school students in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize talented young artists and promote the valuable role meaningful art plays in our society. “Every year our country’s top young artists have the chance to display their work in the United States Capitol where it will be seen by visitors from arou... Read more

  • Setting the Record Straight: Q&A on Voluntary Employee Wellness Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Voluntary employee wellness plans have long helped lower health care costs for working families and promote the health and wellbeing of employees. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1313) to provide regulatory clarity so employers can have the certainty they need to continue offering their workers the option of participating in employee wellness programs. Unfortunately, criti... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope and optimism many Americans now share about the future. For too long, government bureaucrats have pursued an extreme, partisan agenda that favored powerful special interests and left count... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Restore Authority of States to Direct Funds Away from Abortion Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a resolution of disapproval that blocks an Obama administration regulation forcing states to include abortion providers as recipients of Title X grant distributions. “States have always had the freedom to direct funds away from abortion providers,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “Not only does this regulation ignore the American people's wish that their tax dollars be directed away from abortion providers, it also den... Read more

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