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Bipartisan, Bicameral Members Introduce Fair Sugar Policy Act

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Danny K. Davis (D-I.L.), along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), introduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2019, legislation that would provide relief for consumers and businesses by making commonsense reforms to the U.S. sugar program. “There is one single commodity program that has not been reformed in over...

U.S. Sugar Policy: A Bitter Pill for Americans

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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 taxpaye...

Members Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Sugar Policy Modernization Act

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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 su...

Foxx Praises Decision to Scrap Flawed Water Rule

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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 government...

Exciting beginnings at SCC Yadkin Center

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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 cu...

Scenes from Day 1 at Iredell Fair

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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'...

80th annual Iredell Fair underway

| Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News

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...

Food left on the table: Foxx's support sought to feed more hungry children

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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...

Foxx Votes to Scrap Flawed Water Rule, Protect North Carolina Farmers and Landowners

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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 Fox...

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