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Foxx Statement on Obama Administration’s Israel Boycott Decision

WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s declaration that it will not enforce provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act combating the boycotts, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel:

“It is the responsibility of the president of the United States to uphold the letter and intent of the laws passed by Congress. The Obama administration’s actions are outrageous, and I am deeply concerned with the president’s animosity toward Israel, one of our strongest allies. House Republicans will use our oversight capacity to ensure these provisions are enforced.”


U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.

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