Rep. Virginia Foxx
Republican • 5th District, North Carolina • 6th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 12 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 18 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 24 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 397 of 439) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 315 of 439)
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.165Motion to reconsider laid Mar 24, 2015 12 Views
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
H.R.1483 - Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2015Referred to House Education and the Workforce Mar 19, 2015 2 Views
To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to repeal wage requirements applicable to laborers and mechanics employed on Federal-aid highwa...
H.Res.152On agreeing to the resolution Agreed Mar 19, 2015 5 Views
Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 132) providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives i...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1714Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 7 Views
To reform the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes.
H.R.1585Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform Mar 24, 2015 2 Views
To eliminate automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress, and for other purposes.
H.Con.Res.17Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 17, 2015 9 Views
Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Aye (with party)March 25, 2015