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  • U.S. Sugar Policy: A Bitter Pill for Americans
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    In Washington, D.C., “special interests” are like the weather: Everyone talks about them, but rarely does anyone do something about them. Politicians campaign against special interests and run ads promising to “drain the swamp” and “end corporate welfare.” And yet, again and again, small groups wield great political muscle to win subsidies and special deals for themselves at the expense of taxpayers and consumers in the 50 states. The special interests work Washington like an ATM: We pay; they w... Read more

  • Members Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Sugar Policy Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON – Representatives Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Danny K. Davis D-I.L., along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Pat Toomey R-P.A., today introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Sugar Policy Modernization Act, legislation that would phase market reforms into the U.S. sugar program. Representative Virginia Foxx: “Our nation’s antiquated sugar program seeks to prop up prices for the sugar industry at every turn, sticking consumers with the bill. The way our current system is set up, ... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Decision to Scrap Flawed Water Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised the Trump administration’s proposal to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Federal agencies frequently place burdensome regulations on the American public, and the ‘Waters of the United States’ rule was no exception,” said Foxx. “It would have threatened the livelihood of North Carolina’s farmers and saddled local governments with exorbitant compliance costs. This common sense decision by the Trump administration is welcom... Read more

  • Exciting beginnings at SCC Yadkin Center
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Workforce Development, Agriculture

    A longtime dream for many in Yadkin County came true last week when Surry Community College opened the doors of its new Agriculture and Education building at the Yadkin Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the occasion with several dignitaries from around the state in attendance. Among these were 5th District U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx; Bob Etheridge, a former U.S. representative and current state director of the USDA Farm Service Agency; Dr. Tom Melton, deputy director of N.C. Cooper... Read more

  • Scenes from Day 1 at Iredell Fair
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    I stopped Hubba Bubba on the midway of Iredell County Fairgrounds on Monday afternoon, soon after the 5 p.m. opening of this year's weeklong 80th annual event. I wondered if I should call him Hubba or Mr. Bubba or what. Anyway, after a while I realized I'd interviewed him before. I think it was a couple of years ago. And, as if on cue; as if we'd rehearsed the bit, the featured clown at this year's fair said he recalled the event. "In fact, I have a picture of you," he said as he rifled through ... Read more

  • 80th annual Iredell Fair underway
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on September 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    The bigwigs and the beauty queens gathered at the gate of the Iredell County Fairgrounds to cut the ribbon on the 80th Iredell County Agricultural Fair on Monday evening. Event Chairman Jim Head rounded up folks from every level of government to help kick off the fair. Troutman Mayor Elbert Richardson welcomed folks to his town. "I haven't been doing this for all 80 years," Richardson joked. "Only 16 of them." U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger introduced himself to possible constituents by telling them... Read more

  • Food left on the table: Foxx's support sought to feed more hungry children
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on August 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Slumped shoulders, fatigue, low self-esteem and a poor attention span are the telltale signs of a child who did not get enough to eat over the weekend. “You can see it in their eyes,” said Denise Combs, cafeteria manager at Valle Crucis School. In the summer — when students do not have access to regular school meals — the risk for malnutrition is even greater. In northwest North Carolina more than 180,000 public school children qualify for free or reduced meals, but fewer than 10 percent of elig... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Scrap Flawed Water Rule, Protect North Carolina Farmers and Landowners
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would require the Obama administration to withdraw its flawed “Waters of the United States” rule, which would negatively impact North Carolina farmers and landowners. “Federal agencies frequently place burdensome regulations on the American public, and the ‘Waters of the United States’ rule is no exception,” said Foxx. “This common sense legislation prevents an out-of-touch administration from threatening the livel... Read more

  • House votes to meet with Senate on farm bill
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on October 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    The House on Friday voted to go to conference with the Senate on a farm bill, advancing a long-stalled bill that had to be split in two pieces in order to pass the House this year. Read more

  • Reforms Add Integrity to SNAP Food Stamp Program
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on September 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Values, Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    An unchecked SNAP program that wastes its limited resources on publicity campaigns or subsidizing those who do not qualify is unable to provide the best service to the people it is designed to help. It is the job of this Congress to ensure the program is held accountable as a steward of taxpayer dollars and as a safety net of last resort for the needy. Read more

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