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Virginia Foxx (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Rules|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for NC-05
|Confirmed:||Elizabeth Motsinger, Virginia Foxx|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for NC-05)|
Record and controversies
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In September 2005 Foxx was one of 11 members of Congress to vote against the $51 billion aid package to victims of Hurricane Katrina. She cited "high potential for the waste, fraud and abuse of federal tax dollars" as her reason for opposing the aid. 
Foxx has made several false or outrageous statements during the 2009 healthcare debate. She claimed that Republican proposals were better than those of Democrats because it would "not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.", giving the false impression that a proposal to fund counseling would give government officials power over end-of-life care. She later argued that "we have more to fear from the potential of [ the Affordable Health Care for America Act ] passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country."
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." 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". Although Robinson was the highest vote-getter in the primary and heavily outspent Foxx (having raised more than $2million from out of state sources), she decisively defeated him (55%-45%) in the runoff. By contrast, her general election campaign against Jim Harrell, Jr., which she won easily (59%-41%), was most cordial.
Foxx is proud of her conservative voting record. She posted on her home page (April 3, 2006): "United States Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.-5) is one of the nation's most conservative Members of Congress, according to National Journal. An article in the magazine's February 25th issue rates Rep. Foxx's 2005 voting record as more conservative than 91.3 percent of her colleagues." 
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Full Sail||$ 21,630|
|Corinthian Colleges||$ 18,500|
|BB&T Corp||$ 11,000|
|Cook Group||$ 10,500|
|Alex Lee Inc||$ 10,000|
|American Bankers Assn||$ 10,000|
|Deere & Co||$ 10,000|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$ 10,000|
|National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Virginia Foxx
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for Virginia Foxx from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Virginia Foxx from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Virginia Foxx from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
- House Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
- Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcomitee on National Security and International Relations
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture Programs
- Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture
- Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Dairy Nutrition and Forestry
- House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations
- House Committee on Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census
- Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Drug Policy and Human Resources
- Subcommittee on Government Management Finance and Accountability
More Background Data
|On the Web|
Articles and Resources
- ↑ Chad Tucker, "Virginia Foxx Uses Strong Words to Oppose Health Care Reform Bill" MyFox8.com.
- ↑ "Rep. Foxx Says Health Care Reform Will Cause Seniors To Be 'Put To Death By Their Government'" Media Matters.
- ↑ "Rep. Foxx: Health Care Bill A Greater Threat Than Any Terrorist In The World" Media Matters.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Semantic data ()
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Virginia||Middle name: Ann||Last name: Foxx|
|Party: R||State: NC||District:
05 District short: 5
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-2071||Fax: 202-225-2995||Website: http://foxx.house.gov||Webform email: http://www.house.gov/formfoxx/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm|
|DC office: 2350 Rayburn House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: F000450||Votesmart ID: 6051||FEC ID: H4NC05146||Govtrack ID: 400643|
|CRP ID: N00026166||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: VirginiaFoxx|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Virginia_Foxx||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/repvirginiafoxx||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
North Carolina Senate, Watauga County Board of Education
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: June 29, 1943
November 2, 2004