Rep. Virginia Foxx
Republican • 5th District, North Carolina • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 21 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 76 of 436) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 436)
- 75 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 428 of 438) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 429 of 438)
Foxx, born June 29, 1943, is a former member of the North Carolina General Assembly where she represented the state's 45th Senate District. A business owner from Banner Elk, North Carolina, Foxx served a total of five terms, spanning 1995 to 2004, in the North Carolina Senate, before being elected to Congress.
Due to the highly partisan makeup of the 5th district (only the 10th district is considered more Republican), the 2004 primary quickly became "the most expensive congressional primary in the nation."http://www.americandaily.com/article/4690 Foxx was the only woman in a field of eight candidates; most of her ugliest spats occurred with Vernon Robinson, also an outspoken social conservative. Robinson skewered all of his opponents as being liberals, and Foxx, one of the most conservative members in North Carolina's legislature, was attacked for being "pro-gay" and "pro-tax"http://www.americandaily.com/article/4690. Although Robinson was the highest vote-getter in the primary and heavily outspent Foxx (having raised more than $2million from out of state sourceshttp://www.americandaily.com/article/4690), she decisively defeated him (55%-45%) in the runoff. By contrast, her general election campaign against Jim Harrell, Jr., which she won easily (59%-41%), was most cordial. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.677Motion to reconsider laid Jul 23, 2014 3 Views
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3136) to establish a demonstration program for competency-based education, and providing for con...
H.R.5134Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred Jul 24, 2014 5 Views
To extend the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance fo...
H.Res.660Motion to reconsider laid Jul 09, 2014 7 Views
Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5265Referred to the Subcommittee Aug 15, 2014 4 Views
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Hamlet, North Carolina, as the "Edward 'Ed' James O'Neal Depar...
H.R.5142Referred to the House Committee Jul 17, 2014 0 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Jackson Street in Rich Square, North Carolina, as the "Chief...
H.Con.Res.107On motion to suspend the rules and agree Jul 30, 2014 9 Views
Denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5108: To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5108 To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)September 15, 2014
H.R. 5161: Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5161 E-LABEL ActAye (with party)September 11, 2014
H.R. 3522: Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013
On Passage: H R 3522 To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposesAye (with party)September 11, 2014