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Virginia Foxx was first elected to the House of Representatives from North Carolina's Fifth Congressional District in 2004 and currently serves on the powerful House Committees on Rules. The Rules Committee determines what legislation comes to the floor of the House and what amendments will be allowed during floor debate.
Rep. Foxx receiving the Distinguished Leader Award at the 2011 Gala:
Representative Foxx is known for her tenacity and passions, an outspoken advocate for women and unborn children. While in Congress, Congresswoman Foxx has co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, the Child Custody Protection Act, and the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, as well as numerous other pro-life bills. In June 2013, Congresswoman Foxx led the debate over the rule for H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. She spoke eloquently and passionately in defense of women and their unborn children who can feel pain.
Congresswoman Foxx is a vocal leader on the issues of fiscal responsibility, government accountability, family values and immigration reform. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Virginia served ten years in the North Carolina Senate.
Virginia spent the majority of her career educating youth from Northwest North Carolina. She has served as an instructor at Caldwell Community College and as a professor and administrator at Appalachian State University. She also served as the President of Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine.
Virginia and her husband, Tom, have been married for over 40 years. They have one daughter and two grandchildren.
Rep. Foxx speaking on the House floor in favor of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act:
Rep. Foxx speaks on the House floor in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood:
Rep. Foxx defends Life with the members of the House Pro-Life Women's Caucus: