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High School Students and Families Invited to Meet with Service Academy Representatives

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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx invites all high school students in North Carolina’s 5th district to attend a U.S. Service Academy Day on November 2nd, 2013. This event will welcome representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. They will be available to speak with…

Tarheels at the Constitutional Convention

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Constitution Day may have just passed, but we read an article this morning highlighting the role North Carolinians played at the Constitutional Convention. In fact, our state's three delegates to the convention all signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and are all included in the famous convention portrait that now hangs inside the United States Capitol. A copy of the painting…

"Keeping College Within Reach: Improving Access and Affordability through Innovative Partnerships"

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Today Congresswoman Foxx led a Higher Education Subcommittee hearing entitled "Improving Access and Affordability through Innovative Partnerships." Members of the Higher Education and Workforce subcommittee heard testimony about some of the ways post-secondary education institutions are meeting the needs of their changing student bodies through forming partnerships with private sector…

"A Republic, if you can keep it."

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Today is the 226th anniversary of the adoption of our U.S. Constitution by the delegates to Philadelphia’s Constitutional Convention. Written on only four pages and divided into seven original articles, the delegates achieved arguably the most difficult step in any revolution: creating a framework to order and preserve the freedom they fought a revolution to win. Revolutions are stitched throughout the fabric of human history, but the miracle of the American Revolution is that 237 later, we are still self-governing – 224 years of those upon the foundation of our original United States Constitution, the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.

Keeping College Within Reach: Supporting Higher Education Opportunities for America’s Service members and Veterans

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Today Congresswoman Foxx convened a hearing with the members of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce aimed at examining the steps which institutions of higher learning are taking to better support service members and veterans who are working to earn a post-secondary degree or learn valuable job skills. At the University of North Carolina, a program known as the UNC…

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