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Foxx-Gomez GREAT Act Sent to White House for Signature

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a Senate-amended update to H.R. 150, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act. Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R – N.C.) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D – Los Angeles), the GREAT Act will streamline the federal grant reporting process by mandating the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a st...

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members Introduce Fair Sugar Policy Act

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Danny K. Davis (D-I.L.), along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), introduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2019, legislation that would provide relief for consumers and businesses by making commonsense reforms to the U.S. sugar program. “There is one single commodity program that has not been reformed in over...

The Fight for $15 Wages War on Working Families

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A look at the latest jobs report shows that pro-growth policies like the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and regulatory reform are working well for the American people. Wages are on the rise, jobs are being created and unemployment has reached a 50-year low. Many businesses and workers are seizing these opportunities, but there is still more work to be done. Right now, there are 7.4 million open ...

Rep. Virginia Foxx Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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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 ...

Foxx Visits Prism Medical Products for Business Roundtable

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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. Pri...

Foxx Visits Local Company to Highlight Skills Gap

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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. ...

Foxx Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax

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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 2...

House Passes Foxx’s Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act

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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 anal...

UMITA is the Bipartisan Regulatory Relief Americans Need

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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 i...

Time to Count the True Costs of Unfunded Mandates

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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 comp...

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