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  • Rep. Foxx Says Federal Funding Back on Track for Forsyth Veterans Court
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    US Rep. Virginia Foxx says that after conferring with Gov. Roy Cooper’s office and the US Justice Department, the federal funding for the Forsyth veterans court “is in the process of being restored.” On July 18, six military veterans stepped forward to accept certifications of completion from Forsyth County District Judge David Sipprell. They were the first graduating class in a special court designed to divert veterans charged with criminal violations so they can receive treatment for PTSD, sub... Read more

  • Foxx Supports National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., voted today in support of the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This legislation authorizes appropriations and sets policies for the Department of Defense. Representative Foxx served as a conferee on the Conference Report, a position designated by the Speaker of the House because of her role as Chairwoman of the Education and Workforce Committee. “As legislators, one of the most important duties we have is ... Read more

  • Foxx to Host U.S. Service Academy Day for 5th District Students
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., will host a U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Broyhill building, 3450 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC. The event will help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five military service academies. “North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District has a noble tradition of military service, and it’s an honor to help some of the community’s finest students contrib... Read more

  • Foxx to Host Information Session for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, August 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 274 Hunting Hills Lane, Boone NC 28607. “The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude, and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Foxx. “It is always an honor to assist veterans from the 5th District in any way possible, and I ho... Read more

  • Foxx talks immigration, security
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans, Immigration

    Editor’s Note: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Avery County on Jan. 18, and sat down with the staff of The AJT for an exclusive interview covering a variety of issues. This is the second of a two-part series stemming from that conversation, as reported by AJT intern Katie Murawski. As Avery County native and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx enters a new session in Washington, D.C., the nation is rife with hot-button issues that continue to spark conversation and action on both sides of the aisle. One... Read more

  • Rotary salutes Veterans
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    Following a pair of ceremonies held at Avery County High School and the Avery Senior Center on Nov. 4, Avery County veterans were honored once more on Nov. 11, as approximately 120 people filled the Chapman Center of the Williams YMCA for the Avery County Rotary Club’s 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. As veterans and their family members arrived, each found a place at one of the many tables decorated with American flags and tea lights. Sitting on the table in front of each seat, an American... Read more

  • Foxx to Host U.S. Service Academy Day for 5th District Students
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., will host a U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilkesboro Civic Center, 1241 School Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. The event will help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five military service academies. “North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District has a proud tradition of military service, and it’s a privilege to help some of the area’s finest young men and... Read more

  • Foxx Votes for Additional VA Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that strengthens whistleblower protections, reforms the disability benefits appeals process at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and provides additional authority to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reprimand employees for performance or misconduct. “As I travel North Carolina’s 5th District, I hear a similar refrain. No matter where I go, constituents tell me horror stories of their experiences with the Depar... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today issued the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: "It’s been 15 years since the course of our country’s history changed, and in an unprovoked attack that sought to bring America to its knees, the world was reminded that ours is a nation of heroes. Today we honor the memory of the thousands of innocent Americans who died that day, we grieve with those who still ache for their loved ones and we than... Read more

  • Bid to toughen specialized military route to citizenship not included in $575 billion defense bill
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on June 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Veterans, Immigration

    Ever since the Obama administration started temporarily shielding from deportation certain younger immigrants who had been living in the United States illegally, eligible immigrants have been able to access such benefits as a work permit and a driver’s license. But, for them, obstacles remain. Under the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, there is no direct path to citizenship or the possibility of changing unauthorized immigration status — even while beneficiaries... Read more

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