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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Truth About The Do Not Call Registry
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    What about the Do Not Call Registry? It doesn't cover debt collector calls or those from charities, political groups or surveys. Those entities can call you all they want at least for now. Although just last week, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx introduced House Bill 740 "ROBO Calls Off Phones Act" or ROBO COP act. It would expand the 'Do Not Call Registry" to include political Robocalls, not all political calls, just the ones done by machine. 2WTK will keep you updated on this. In the meantime, her... Read more

  • House Passes Federal Contractor ‘Blacklisting’ Challenge
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Government Oversight

    A measure that would permanently block new labor and employment law violation disclosure requirements for federal contractors moved another step forward as Feb. 2, as House lawmakers voted to approve it. House members voted 236-187 on the disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 37). The measure would scrap regulations and guidance implementing former President Barack Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order (E.O. 13,673). The order, branded by business groups as “blacklisting,” requires fe... Read more

  • Foxx Introduces Legislation to Expand Do Not Call Registry to Political Robocalls
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to stop the intrusion of political robocalls in homes across America. H.R. 740, the Robo Calls Off Phones Act or Robo COP Act, expands the types of unsolicited calls restricted by the national Do Not Call Registry to include political robocalls, giving the American people the opportunity to opt out of the bothersome campaign season interruption. “Every campaign season, like clockwork, families are bombarded by an endless stream ... Read more

  • Our view: Foxx bill on unfunded mandates should pass
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    Federal regulations — whether good, bad or indifferent — can blindside local governments and companies, leaving them struggling to find money to comply. Republican U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of our 5th District has joined with Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas on a bill that, if it becomes law, will alleviate this problem of unfunded mandates. City Manager Lee Garrity of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Manager Dudley Watts both indicated that they would welcome the transparency the bill would... Read more

  • NC Rep. Virginia Foxx co-sponsors bill targeting costs incurred after federal rule changes
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Oversight

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, announced bipartisan legislation last week aimed at shedding more light on possible unfunded mandates that local governments and private-sector employers may incur as a result of new rules set by federal regulatory bodies. The bill has been referred to committee. A similar version passed the U.S. House last year but did not make it through the U.S. Senate. “Every year, Washington imposes thousands of rules on local governments and small businesses,” Foxx said. “Hi... Read more

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