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  • Foxx Supports Make America Secure and Prosperous Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Tax Reform, Jobs and the Economy

    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 that is among our most important responsibilities. Today, the House fulfilled its responsibility to t... Read more

  • Apprenticeships, technical education offer a path to a successful workforce – ‘college-only’ is a myth
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    In making his impassioned speech on how our county’s economy can grow through tax reform, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Tuesday, “We need to connect people with the skills they need to get good-paying, in-demand jobs.” Speaker Ryan is absolutely right, and the House is immediately answering the Speaker’s call to action. There is a myth about success as it relates to education in this country. Too many Americans have come to believe that the pathway to a successful career lies solely on a c... Read more

  • House GOP pushes labor reform
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee has scheduled a Wednesday hearing on three Republican bills that would represent some of the most far-reaching changes to federal labor law in decades. The legislation would mainly change the rules for workplace organizing elections, setting higher bars for unions to win. Republican members of the committee argue the bills would balance the elections by ensuring that unions prevail only when they have definite majority support from workers. Democra... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx-Authored Provision to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Local Governments, Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed legislation that includes language by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., to shed light on how policies from federal financial agencies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers. The language is part of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, which replaces the Dodd-Frank Act with reforms that include ending taxpayer-funded bailouts of large financial institutions, imposing tougher penalties on those who commit financ... Read more

  • Republicans seek to rein in NLRB
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    Republican House members introduced two bills Tuesday intended to roll back recent rules changes by the National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency. The lawmakers argue the board under former President Barack Obama's administration tilted too far in favor of unions. "Workers deserve the opportunity to make a fully informed decision on whether or not to join a union, and that's exactly what this legislation is about," said Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich. "After years o... Read more

  • Trump KOs State-Run Retirement Accounts for Private Sector Workers
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    President Donald Trump reversed another eleventh-hour Obama administration regulation, rolling back Democrats' effort to push private sector workers into state government retirement plans. Trump signed House Resolution 66 on Wednesday, undoing a regulation adopted by the Department of Labor on October 31, 2016. The department's rule would have allowed state and local governments to create IRA accounts for private sector workers and automatically deduct contributions from their paychecks without ... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx tours the Forsyth Tech Transportation Technology Center
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    Forsyth Technical Community College featured its strategic partnership with Toyota and the Toyota T-TEN program on Monday as U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, toured the college’s Transportation Technology Center. The tour consisted of the 139,000-square-foot center’s automotive systems and Toyota T-TEN programs, collision repair, diesel and heavy equipment, motorcycle mechanics and Richard Childress Race Car Technology. Several representatives from Toyota and Forsyth Tech were on hand to answer q... Read more

  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is on a quest to roll back Obama's workplace rules
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    This year, North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx, 73, became the first woman to take up the gavel of the House Education and Workforce Committee since New Jersey Democrat Mary Teresa Norton in 1947. She sat down with the Washington Examiner to discuss her agenda for the committee and her opinions on federal workplace policy, especially with respect to the Obama-era regulations she and her party want to roll back. Washington Examiner: What are your plans for the Education and Workforce Committe... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope and optimism many Americans now share about the future. For too long, government bureaucrats have pursued an extreme, partisan agenda that favored powerful special interests and left count... Read more

  • New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers and Job Creators
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations. For eight years, families and small businesses have lived with the consequences of failed policies and failed leadership. They have endured job growth that is sluggish, wages that are largely flat, college costs that continue to rise and health care costs that are sti... Read more

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"Thank you for keeping us informed about the Washington situation...I sincerely hope that you will try your very best to de-fund Obamacare." - Bill, Mocksville

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"The federal government needs to rein in spending and re-work the tax code...There needs to be real changes." - David, Kernersville

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"The only way to ensure a meaningful education is to provide students with teachers that are dedicated to them and their individual needs." - Mary, Hickory

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"The number one issue that Congress should be working on is the economy, the smothering regulations and the mounting debt." - Jeff, Lewisville

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"Please support our 2nd amendment rights at all cost." - Robert, Lewisville

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"We MUST continue to send a message...that [government] cannot pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they will adhere to." - Patricia, Taylorsville

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"Our children deserve a world-class education that will equip them to compete in the global economy." - Lorrie, Kernersville

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"The right thing is not easy, pleasant or popular. It's hard work - just like what Americans do every day." - Jeff, Advance

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"Paying for college is already hard enough for many students, increasing the borrowing rate is only going to make a bad problem worse." - Amy, Kernersville

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"Stand firm to cut and eliminate waste!" - Joseph, Clemmons

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