Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx currently serves the 5th Congressional district of North Carolina

Virginia Foxx is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 5th Congressional district of North Carolina (map). She was first elected in 2004.

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Hurricane Katrina

In September 2005 Foxx was one of 11 members of Congress to vote against the $51 billion aid package to victims of Hurricane Katrina.[1] She cited "high potential for the waste, fraud and abuse of federal tax dollars" as her reason for opposing the aid. [2]

Bio

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."[3] 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"[4]. Although Robinson was the highest vote-getter in the primary and heavily outspent Foxx (having raised more than $2million from out of state sources[5]), 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.

Congressional career

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." [6]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Roger Dean Sharpe to face Foxx in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [7] Foxx retained her seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00026166&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Virginia Foxx
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

Wikipedia also has an article on Virginia Foxx. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
503 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2071
Fax: 202-225-2995
Web Email
Website

District Office- Boone:
240 Highway 105 Extension, Suite 200
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-265-0240
Fax: 828-265-0390

District Office- Clemmons:
6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 3
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: 336-778-2290
TollFree: 1-866-677-8968
Fax: 336-778-2290

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Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Health Employment Labor and Pensions, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Previous Political Work?
North Carolina Senate, Watauga County Board of Education
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District Offices:
1. 240 Highway 105 Extension, Suite 200 Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-265-0240 / Fax: 828-265-0390
2. 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 3 Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: 336-778-2290 / Fax: 336-778-2290




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Website: http://www.virginiafoxx.com/
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Date of Birth: June 29, 1943