Rep. Virginia Foxx
Republican • 5th District, North Carolina • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 22 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 77 of 437) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 8 of 437)
- 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.R.5672Referred to the House Committee Sep 19, 2014 1 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow rollovers from other retirement plans into simple retirement accounts.
H.Res.677Motion to reconsider laid Jul 23, 2014 2 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.5134Became Public Law No: 113-174 Sep 26, 2014 13 Views
To extend the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance fo...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5265Referred to the Subcommittee Aug 15, 2014 5 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.5142Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred Nov 18, 2014 5 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.107Motion to reconsider laid Dec 10, 2014 18 Views
A concurrent resolution denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014