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  • Health Savings Accounts should not fund elective abortion
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    Since 1973, at least 54 million children's lives have been tragically taken by abortion in the United States. It is unconscionable that in America, where we fight for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we tolerate this systematic extermination of an entire generation of the most vulnerable among us. The majority of Americans recognize this tragedy for what it is, and there is consensus among them that they do not want their tax dollars paying for a practice they sincerely oppose. A rece... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Prevent Using Tax-Free HSA Funds for Elective Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to prevent tax-favored health savings accounts from being used to fund elective abortion. “Few things demean the sanctity of human life more than elective abortion,” said Foxx. “It is unconscionable to force millions of taxpayers who hold that view to provide tax advantages for abortion expenses, particularly when such advantages are barred for other controversial uses.” Individuals with high deductible health insurance plans ar... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Restore Authority of States to Direct Funds Away from Abortion Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a resolution of disapproval that blocks an Obama administration regulation forcing states to include abortion providers as recipients of Title X grant distributions. “States have always had the freedom to direct funds away from abortion providers,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “Not only does this regulation ignore the American people's wish that their tax dollars be directed away from abortion providers, it also den... Read more

  • Foxx Praises Passage of Legislation to Permanently Ban Federal Funding of Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that permanently prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion or abortion coverage. “This common-sense measure restores a longstanding agreement that protects the unborn and prevents taxpayers from being forced to finance thousands of elective abortions,” said Foxx. “It reflects the will of the American people and is the product of what has historically been a bipartisan, bicameral consensus in Congress.” H.R.... Read more

  • Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politicians actually get along "much better than the press acknowledges." "We work together on the areas that we can," said Rep. Virginia Foxx, who has represented North Carolina's 5th district since 2005. "Most people would be shocked to know that more than 97 percent of the bills that we pass pass with bipartisan votes." Foxx said that,... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Uphold Conscience Rights of Pro-Life Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that protects rights of conscience for health care providers who choose not to participate in elective abortion. “Given the controversial nature of elective abortion, Congress has long restricted taxpayer funding for these procedures. It is unacceptable for state governments and subsidiary agencies to use taxpayer funds to coerce providers into performing or facilitating elective abortions,” said Foxx. “This bill ensure... Read more

  • Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “We talk a lot about public service up here. Well, these are the people who live it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said of the sisters on the House Floor on Tuesday, noting that they serve the poor in 31 countries. “They are the definition of public service.” On Wednesday, oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell will take place at ... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Override President’s Veto of Legislation to Dismantle Obamacare, Bar Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted to override President Obama's veto of legislation that would dismantle his deeply flawed health care law and cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The vote to override the veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, fell short of the required two-thirds majority in a 241-186 vote. “While today’s vote was unsuccessful, it’s evident that Republicans have a path forward to undo these harmful policies,” ... Read more

  • A hit list of Christian colleges? Department of Education grants LGBT lobby’s request to publish Title IX waiver recipients
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Values

    The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to create a searchable database to publicize which Christian colleges and universities have applied for exemptions from a 44-year-old gender-equality law. The announcement comes a month after the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group, accused Christian institutions of “hidden discrimination” for obtaining Title IX waivers. The same day HRC released its report, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and seven other Democratic senators a... Read more

  • Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal to President's Desk
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values

    Congress kicked off 2016 by passing a bill that repeals Obamacare and stops taxpayer funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. The nearly party-line vote in the House was 240-181. The bill will be sent directly to President Barack Obama's desk via the special reconciliation process. That process allows a budget bill to pass with a simple majority, avoiding an opportunity for the opposition to filibuster. The reconciliation process can only be used once a year. Democrats claimed tha... Read more


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