Rep. Virginia Foxx

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Public schools banned from sheltering migrants under bill passed by U.S. House

BY: - July 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday night passed a bill to bar the use of public K-12 school facilities to provide shelter for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. The bill, approved 222-201, is known as the “Schools Not Shelters Act” and is a rebuke of the Biden administration’s immigration policy. If enacted into […]

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Bipartisan health care bills spearheaded by North Carolina, Virginia members of Congress

BY: - July 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — Top lawmakers on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan health care legislative package that would require accurate billing practices by hospitals, price transparency and hidden fee disclosures. Education and Workforce Committee Chair Virginia Foxx said the four bipartisan bills will help increase transparency for patients. “The Committee is […]

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U.S. House Democrats push for congressional hearing on child labor violations

BY: - June 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — Top Democrats on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee are urging Republican Chair Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to hold a hearing this month on the uptick in child labor violations. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of Virginia, the ranking member of the committee, and Alma Adams of North Carolina, the ranking member […]

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Biden student debt relief plan revoked in U.S. House vote

BY: - May 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday voted to overturn the Biden administration’s one-time student debt relief plan that is currently on hold awaiting a Supreme Court decision expected within weeks. Before the 218-203 vote on the resolution, the White House said President Joe Biden would veto it, arguing that the U.S. Department of Education […]

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GOP bill establishing a federal parental bill of rights passed in U.S. House

BY: - March 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on Friday passed a bill designed to empower parents to inspect books and other teaching materials in local public schools, but Democrats sharply criticized the measure, saying it would censor teachers and ban books. The legislation, called the Parents Bill of Rights, passed on a 213-208 vote. It would codify federal […]

U.S. House GOP preps for debates on ‘parents’ rights,’ school vouchers and transgender athletes

BY: - February 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans laid the groundwork for some top legislative priorities during a Wednesday hearing that examined public funding for charter schools and voucher programs, as well as increasing parents’ oversight of school curriculum.  The Republican chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee, North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, provided a forum for […]

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Where’s the GOP outrage over farm debt assistance?

BY: - October 26, 2022

I try to stay atop the day’s news. But I must have dozed off last week — because I missed the response from Iowa Republican leaders to the Biden administration’s announcement of $1.3 billion in debt relief to 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on their farm loan payments. In making the announcement, U.S. Agriculture […]

‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban

BY: - September 30, 2022

NC’s Virginia Foxx likens support for abortion rights to policies in China and North Korea A nationwide abortion ban would widen disparities in healthcare and drive up the maternal mortality rate, particularly among Black women, physicians and advocates told a U.S. House panel on Thursday. “Women’s progress has always been inextricably linked with the ability […]

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Student loan forgiveness proves that if government can’t help Americans, what good is it?

BY: - August 31, 2022

When President Joe Biden announced last week a student loan relief plan, many Americans reacted as though he had encouraged the overthrow of the government or stolen classified documents. Biden announced the U.S. Department of Education will cancel up to $20,000 in debt for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for non-Pell Grant recipients. […]

ICYMI: After positive COVID tests, Reps. Foxx and Budd head back to D.C.

BY: - December 8, 2020

As we reported in this space yesterday, it sure sounded like North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx had tested positive for COVID-19. Now, we know that she did. As AP reported earlier today, both Foxx and her fellow Republican, Congressman Ted Budd, recently tested positive, but apparently emerged largely unscathed: U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of Banner […]

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Wait a minute..did Virginia Foxx really just do this? (Updated)

BY: - December 7, 2020

[Editor’s note: After this post was published, it was reported that two members of the North Carolina congressional delegation — Foxx and Rep. Ted Budd) did indeed text positive for COVID-19.] It is, of course, not that unusual for North Carolina’s ultra-right-wing congresswoman, Virginia Foxx, to insert her foot in her mouth. From LGBTQ equality […]

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Editorial blasts Virginia Foxx for impeachment absenteeism

BY: - December 4, 2019

In case you missed it, another important political observer — the editorial page of the Greensboro News & Record — has weighed in on Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’s strange behavior regarding the House impeachment proceedings. As Progressive Pulse readers will recall from our November 21 story, Foxx, a senior member on one of the committees leading […]