Rep. Virginia Foxx
Republican • 5th District, North Carolina • 6th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 9 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 15 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 20 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 352 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 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.125Motion to reconsider laid Feb 26, 2015 61 Views
Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and loc...
H.R.970 - Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief ActReferred to the House Committee Feb 13, 2015 19 Views
To prohibit the Secretary of Education from engaging in regulatory overreach with regard to institutional eligibility under title IV of the Hi...
H.R.827 - Robo Calls Off Phones ActReferred to the House Committee Feb 10, 2015 3 Views
To direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the regulations regarding the Do-not-call registry to prohibit politically-oriented recorded ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Con.Res.17Referred to the House Committee Feb 24, 2015 29 Views
Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.
H.R.978 - Low Value Shipment Regulatory Modernization Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Feb 13, 2015 8 Views
To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase and adjust for inflation the maximum value of articles that may be imported duty-free by one perso...
H.R.986 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Feb 13, 2015 38 Views
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may al...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 33 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders ActAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 240 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposesNay (with party)February 27, 2015
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H J RES 35 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposesAye (with party)February 27, 2015