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WNC’s US House reps vote to roll back immigration order

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Less than two months after President Barack Obama unveiled an executive order aimed at protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, U.S. House Republicans passed a bill to roll the action back. Western North Carolina Reps. Mark Meadows, Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx all cast votes supporting the rollback. The measure also attached amendments for repealing the president’s ex...

Foxx Votes to Block President’s Immigration Executive Actions

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would defund President Obama’s executive actions on immigration in their entirety. H.R. 240, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of fiscal year 2015, passed the House by a vote of 236 to 191. “Breaking the law to enter the United States should not be rewarded, but that’s exactly wha...

America's New Congress

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Since I was first elected to Congress in 2004, I have heard from thousands of constituents across North Carolina’s Fifth District. In recent years, there has been an understandable note of frustration in their voices over the direction that our country is headed. These folks know all too well the struggle to find a job and pay the bills. They’re angry that it takes an average 111 days just to make...

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 ...

Pittenger, Foxx cry foul on president's actions

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As was probably expected, both of Iredell County’s Congressional members were less than pleased with the announcement made by President Obama Thursday night regarding his plans to take executive action on the matter of illegal immigration. U.S. Representatives Virginia Foxx and Robert Pittenger – both Republicans who have been outspoken on the matter of undocumented residents of the United States ...

Foxx Blasts Obama Executive Action on Immigration

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today issued the following statement following President Obama’s announcement that he will take executive action to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants illegally in the United States: “President Obama does not have the legal authority to legislate, and his unilateral actions on immigration are a blatant overreach of his Constitutionally-granted executiv...

Rep. Foxx Responds to President Obama’s Immigration Speech

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement after President Obama re-iterated his pledge to use executive orders to make changes to immigration law: “Despite having been rebuked unanimously by the Supreme Court just last week for overreaching his Constitutionally-granted executive authority, the President is once again insisting that he has the legal auth...

U.S. Rep. Foxx on Immigration, Obamacare, Education

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The House of Representatives is carefully considering how to correct immigration policies so that America’s border is secured, our laws dutifully enforced, and the draw for illegal immigration removed. I encourage you to take a moment to read a column I wrote that outlines my priorities for strengthening immigration. The text is available here and an excerpt is included below.

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