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  • Rep. Virginia Foxx Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on August 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx was presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award by the United States Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night at the annual State of the Town event in Blowing Rock. Clark Jackson, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Manager of the Southeast Regional Office was on hand to present Foxx with the award. “Each year the U.S. Chamber polls the American business community and we ask our members what is it that you need from members of Congress to make you succe... Read more

  • Foxx Visits Prism Medical Products for Business Roundtable
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on August 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Economy

    On Aug. 7, Rep. Virginia Foxx met with executives and employees at Prism Medical Products for a tour and roundtable discussion. Topics of the discussion included Prism’s corporate philosophy, workforce development, and challenges in working with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The parties found common ground on these issues and Foxx offered resources to address remaining challenges. Prism’s President and Founder Chris Cartwright said, “Prism was excited to welcome Congresswoman Foxx t... Read more

  • Foxx Visits Local Company to Highlight Skills Gap
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Rep. Virginia Foxx this week visited a Mount Airy company, Altec Inc., to emphasize the need to fill high-skilled jobs required for modern manufacturing. There not only is a demand in Surry County for workers to occupy key roles in today’s high-tech industry environment, but electricians, plumbers, truck drivers and others, according to local community college and economic-development officials. “Welding is also a skill that obviously is needed,” Surry Economic Development Partnership President... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act by a bipartisan vote of 283 - 132. This legislation permanently repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on the value of medical devices sold domestically. According to the Tax Foundation, the medical device tax cost approximately 21,800 jobs from 2013 to 2015. Although the tax was suspended in calendar years 2016-17 and 2018-19, it was scheduled to take effect again December 31, 2019. Foxx stated, “Many medical device m... Read more

  • House Passes Foxx’s Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA) introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) by a bipartisan vote of 230 - 168. UMITA strengthens the bipartisan Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) by closing loopholes that allow the federal government to work around the transparency process. It also expands the scope of UMRA cost analyses to the private sector. Rep. Foxx stated, “Americans are tired of far-off Washington bureaucrats... Read more

  • UMITA is the Bipartisan Regulatory Relief Americans Need
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    Each year, Washington imposes thousands of pages of rules and regulations on America’s commerce, our respective states, and local governments. Buried in those pages are costly, unfunded federal mandates that make it harder for businesses to hire and cash-strapped states, counties, and cities to serve their citizens. What’s more, under current law, the federal government can skirt public scrutiny in the rulemaking process, making it difficult for state and local leaders to plan and propose altern... Read more

  • Time to Count the True Costs of Unfunded Mandates
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    Every year Washington bureaucrats impose thousands of regulatory mandates on state and local governments and small businesses. These mandates always come with a price—which is usually not paid by the federal government. Unfunded mandates strain city and state budgets; who pass costs on to North Carolina taxpayers and businesses. Businesses are then often forced to choose between employees and compliance. This far too common deferral of costs points to missing factors in Washington bureaucrats’ r... Read more

  • U.S. Sugar Policy: A Bitter Pill for Americans
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    In Washington, D.C., “special interests” are like the weather: Everyone talks about them, but rarely does anyone do something about them. Politicians campaign against special interests and run ads promising to “drain the swamp” and “end corporate welfare.” And yet, again and again, small groups wield great political muscle to win subsidies and special deals for themselves at the expense of taxpayers and consumers in the 50 states. The special interests work Washington like an ATM: We pay; they w... Read more

  • 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 and Workforce Development, 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

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