Rep. Virginia Foxx
Republican • 5th District, North Carolina • 6th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 32 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 19 of 436)
- 33 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 429 of 440) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 337 of 440)
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.304Motion to reconsider laid Jun 10, 2015 1 Views
Electing certain Members to standing committees of the House of Representatives.
H.Res.255Motion to reconsider laid May 13, 2015 2 Views
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department...
H.Res.229Motion to reconsider laid Apr 29, 2015 0 Views
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1844 - Military Corridor Transportation Improvement Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Apr 17, 2015 0 Views
To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to designate high priority corridors on the National Highway System in t...
H.R.1853Ordered to be Reported May 21, 2015 1 Views
To direct the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for ...
H.R.1714 - Sugar Reform Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Apr 20, 2015 2 Views
To reform the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2200: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2200 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing ActAye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1295: AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015
On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment: H R 1295 To extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.Nay (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1615 DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015Aye (with party)June 25, 2015