U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx files for reelection to District 5

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Dec. 7—U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has filed with the State Board of Elections to run for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in North Carolina's newly redrawn 5th Congressional District.

Foxx said her reelection bid is focused on working to scale back "big government policies and the woke obsessions of far-left politicians."

She said she understands that residents want common-sense solutions in Washington that will "curtail government growth" and does not waste taxpayer dollars on "leftist pet projects."

Foxx said she is committed to fighting against government spending that could jeopardize the future of the United States.

"I promise to continue the fight to stop this explosive growth of government spending that endangers our future," Foxx said.

Foxx said she understands that North Carolina voters are interested in solutions that will work for them and their families. They also want economic growth, good jobs and a strong national security ,"not President Biden's runaway inflation, porous borders and class warfare."

"Conservative solutions empower the people and limit the role of the federal government in their lives, and I have dedicated my life to advancing these solutions," Foxx said.

Foxx said there is more work ahead, which resulted in her interest in seeking reelection to office.

"With each passing day, it becomes more and more evident that the Biden administration is stuck in a destructive cycle of expanding the reach and power of the federal government over every area of our lives," Foxx said. "I'm running for reelection to reinvigorate our traditions of self-government and self-reliance, and to put a stop to the left's big government agenda.

North Carolina families want someone who will stand on principle and who has a strong track record of fighting for, and enacting, conservative solutions to the problems facing our nation, she said.

"It is an honor to represent the 5th Congressional District in Congress, and if reelected I will continue to fight every day for common sense solutions that will preserve our God-given liberties, empower North Carolinians, and will once again return our nation to the rightful status as the greatest country in the history of the world."

Foxx is the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where she has a reputation as a no-nonsense legislator and educator who puts common sense solutions into practice. She is widely recognized for her successes challenging the Biden administration's nanny-state policies, reining in wasteful government spending, enacting conservative solutions that curtail the growth of government and for standing up for the unborn and for North Carolina families.

From 2013 to 2016, she served as secretary of the House Republican Conference.

Throughout her time in Congress, Foxx has established herself as a champion of conservative values and has helped lead the national movements to reduce federal government spending and increase government oversight and accountability.

Foxx is a visible leader in the House Republican Conference, where she regularly takes a stand for the principles of individual freedom and limited government. She was also the first member of her 2004 class to introduce and pass a substantive bill in the House.

In 2008, Foxx successfully passed a bill to streamline the federal government and save taxpayer money. This accomplishment makes her one of the few members of Congress who took office in 2004 who got legislation signed into law in both the 109th and 110th Congresses.

As chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Foxx led efforts to modernize and reform the nation's workforce development system. In 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which provided a long overdue reform of the Workforce Investment Act, was signed into law.

WIOA, a bipartisan, bicameral compromise between the Foxx-authored SKILLS Act and the Workforce Investment Act of 2013, streamlines and improves existing federal workforce development programs and fosters a modern workforce that American businesses can rely on to compete.

Prior to serving in the U.S. House, Foxx spent 10 years in the North Carolina Senate where she successfully sponsored several statewide and local bills and consistently voted against tax increases and for legislation that would make governments more efficient and less wasteful.

Foxx is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a degree in English and in sociology. She earned her doctor of education, Ed.D., degree in Curriculum and Teaching/Higher Education from UNC-Greensboro.

Foxx began her career as a secretary and research assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill.

She taught at Caldwell Community College, was a sociology instructor at Appalachian State University and held several administrative positions at ASU, including assistant dean of the General College.

Foxx also served as deputy secretary for management in the N.C. Department of Administration for Gov. Jim Martin. Prior to her election to the Senate in 1994, she served as president and later a consultant at Mayland Community College from 1987-1994.