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Foxx Supports Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in support of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that simplifies the U.S. tax code, significantly reduces tax rates for the middle class, and brings about economic and job growth by increasing America’s competitiveness. Foxx issued the following statement in support of H.R. 1: “Thirty-one years ago, President Reagan signed the Tax R...

Foxx Supports Path to Tax Reform

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of the House budget resolution as amended by the United States Senate. This legislation establishes the budget for the United States Government for FY’18 and paves the way for comprehensive tax reform. Foxx released the following statement in support of the budget: “As someone who was raised in abject poverty, I know too well the devast...

Foxx Supports Make America Secure and Prosperous Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of H.R. 3354, The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act for FY’18, a bipartisan spending bill to appropriate funds for the federal government. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 211-198. “The Constitution which is the bedrock of American society, entrusts Congress with the power of the purse. As legislators t...

Foxx Statement on President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal

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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 sp...

Foxx Introduces Legislation to Protect Taxpayers from Unexpected Mandatory Spending Increases

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation that ensures Congress has the opportunity to take action when mandatory programs exceed their cost estimates. “Washington has a serious spending problem and increases in mandatory spending are the largest cause of our worsening fiscal outlook. These programs often come in significantly over budget and Congress has little ability t...

Foxx Votes to Protect Nonprofits from IRS Targeting

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that prohibits the IRS from requiring nonprofit organizations to include information on contributors in annual filings. “Taxpayers shudder at the mere mention of the IRS, and that image hasn’t been helped since the federal government’s most feared agency admitted to singling out conservative groups for unprecedented, inva...

Foxx Votes to Make IRS More Accountable to Taxpayers

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised the passage of several pieces of legislation in the House that will make the IRS more accountable to hardworking American taxpayers. “Another Tax Day has come and gone, and millions of Americans have been reminded of how confusing, complex and unfair the U.S. tax code is for hardworking families and small businesses. The legislation passed by ...

Foxx: President’s Budget Ignores Fiscal Realities

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2017: “The national debt is nearly $19 trillion – that’s approximately $58,000 for every man, woman and child in America. Our country is in the middle of a fiscal crisis driven by reckless borrowing and runaway government spending. However, President Obama cont...

Appropriators Mount Defense Against Biennial Budgeting

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A proposal to switch to a two-year fiscal cycle is pitting House appropriators and Budget Committee members against a majority of House members, some of whom who have argued the current annual process is ineffective and wasteful. The fight over two-year budgeting comes as the House embarks on a rewrite this year of the 1974 Budget Act, which governs the annual spending process. Lawmakers represent...

Clemmons man inspires new legislation adopted by Congress

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It has taken nearly five years, but a Clemmons financial advisor’s idea to alter language on the federal IRA accounts was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Shepherded through by U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, the bill streamlines SIMPLE IRA rollovers. Paul Johnson of Clemmons first brought it to her attention. Johnson said the process had given him some indication about how cumbers...

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