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Foxx Praises Passage of 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would fund a number of important resources for America’s military personnel and their families. “Providing for the common defense of the United States of America is the federal government’s primary duty,” said Foxx. “This bill maintains the nation’s defense readiness and gives our men and women in uniform the resourc...

Foxx Announces U.S. Service Academy Appointments

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that six students from the 5th District have been appointed to the nation’s service academies. Foxx nominated the students last winter after a rigorous application and interview process. “North Carolina’s 5th District has a proud tradition of military service. Each year it is an honor to nominate some of the area’s finest young men and women...

Mission: Readiness gives flag lessons at Parkway pre-K

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Parkway Elementary School pre-K students learned lessons from retired Brig. Gen. James C. Walker and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx about the American flag on June 6. The program, held in advance of Flag Day on June 14, included a reading of the book “F is for Flag,” a presentation of an American flag flown above the U.S. Capitol Building, a discussion of flag etiquette and a recitation of the Pledge of ...

Honoring those lost: Avery County remembers fallen, dedicates monument

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For many Americans, Memorial Day is a time to take a long weekend and get away from it all; a time of barbecues, beach trips and door-buster sales which signal the approach of summer. Yet for those gathered in the Newland Town Square on May 30, it was clear that the true meaning of Memorial Day is far from forgotten. Hundreds of community members, veterans and civilians joined together to honor me...

Foxx to Host Information Session for Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today announced that she will host an information session for veterans on Friday, June 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 9010, 4675 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012. “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 ...

New VA Facility Will Improve Access to Care

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America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. When you stop to think about it, it’s amazing that men and women choose to serve in our armed services, knowing full well that their sacrifice could be tremendous – and even require their life. But still they volunteer. They do so because America – her ideals, her people and her way of life – is worth defending. The entire natio...

Foxx Statement on President’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and transfer up to 60 prisoners to the United States mainland: “Bringing dangerous terrorists to the American homeland has been consistently rejected by bipartisan majorities in Congress. President Obama’s stubborn insistence on fulfil...

Burr opposes Obama's plan to close Guantanamo prison

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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and other Republican members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation said Tuesday that they would try to stop President Barack Obama’s effort to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Advocates of closing Guantanamo say that the prison has long served as a recruiting tool for militant groups and that holding extremists suspected of violent acts indefinit...

Foxx talks year in Congress, expectations for 2016

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It’s an election year for all members of the U.S. House, but Rep. Virginia Foxx predicts a productive 2016. Foxx, R-5, will be involved in primary and general election competitions in 2016, but expects an on-time budget, a more thorough budget process and more examples of what Republican leadership can produce when in control of the U.S. Senate and House. She spoke this week about her expectations...

Medals remember fallen sailor

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While many of us were shopping for Christmas bargains on the weekend after Thanksgiving or feasting on turkey sandwiches at home, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx spent that Saturday afternoon presenting medals to a Navy sailor’s family. Willis Tom Bradshaw, who grew up in Gastonia, was killed in action Nov. 13, 1942 while aboard the light cruiser USS Juneau that was sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal. ...

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