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House Passes Foxx Legislation to Extend Construction Deadline for Wilkesboro Hydropower Project

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WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the time period during which the Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company is required to begin construction of its hydropower project at W. Kerr Scott Dam. “Congress needs to make sure onerous regulatory burdens don’t stand in the way of acces...

Foxx Votes to Stop Obama Administration from Implementing Flawed Water Rule

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a disapproval resolution seeking to stop the Obama administration from implementing its flawed “Waters of the United States” rule, which would negatively impact North Carolina farmers and landowners. The measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 253- 166. “Federal agencies frequently place burdensome regulations on the...

Foxx Votes to Improve Health of America’s Forests, Prevent Wildfires

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that addresses the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire by expediting and improving forest management activities in federal forests. “As a member of the National Parks Caucus and someone who loves the outdoors, it is my desire to protect the bountiful natural resources of our beau...

U.S. Supreme Court’s EPA emissions ruling to have little impact on state, Duke Energy

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed down a decision against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, a rule implemented in April to reduce some of the most toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, though Duke Energy officials say the decision will not have any immediate effect. The justices, split 5-4, ruled that the EPA did not adequately take cost into...

Foxx Votes to Help Keep Electricity Affordable, Stop EPA’s Regulatory Assault on States

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of bipartisan legislation designed to help keep electricity prices affordable for families and businesses. “The EPA is out of touch with the energy needs of Americans, and its unelected bureaucrats too often make decisions without consideration for how those choices will affect people's daily lives. The ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule is yet an...

Foxx Praises Passage of Legislation to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. S. 1 passed the House by a vote of 270 to 152 and now goes to President Obama who has threatened to veto the bill. “For more than six years, supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline have been fighting to secure the necessary approval that would allow the U.S. to take advantage of vital ...

Getting back to work

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On Jan. 6, I was sworn in to my sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Serving the people of North Carolina is a profound honor, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the 5th District in Congress. It is always a tremendous privilege to take the oath of office and pledge to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States. The first month of the 114th Congress has b...

Rowan representatives return to Capitol Hill for 114th Congressional Session

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Legislators representing Rowan County in U.S. Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week, with some of the top issues being the Keystone XL Pipeline, free community college and the amount of hours in a work week. Sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 6, all of Rowan County’s U.S. Representatives had taken the oath of office before. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5, first took office in 2005, making the latest swearin...

Foxx Praises Passage of Legislation to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 3 passed the House by a vote of 266-153-1. “For more than six years, supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline have been fighting to secure the necessary Congressional approval that would allow the U.S. to take advantage of vital oil production in Canada and the northern United Stat...

Republican representatives call lame-duck session productive

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Gridlock and dysfunction may be common in Washington, but two of Rowan county’s representatives in the U.S. House say the recently ended lame-duck session was productive. The lame-duck session ended for the U.S. House last week. The Senate is still considering the $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” that would avert a government shutdown. One of the most significant measures considered during the lame-duck ...

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