Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx
Virginia Foxx.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRichard Burr (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.60 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,506,951
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ph.D.University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Personal
BirthdayJune 29, 1943
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionCollege Professor, Businesswoman
Net worth$5,888,015.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Virginia Foxx (b. June 29, 1943, in New York, NY) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

Foxx was first elected to the House in 2004 and most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. Foxx is currently serving her fifth consecutive term.[1]

Foxx is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.[2] She was considered a potential 2014 candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina but decided not to enter the race.[3]

Prior to her election to the House, Fox served as a member of the North Carolina State Senate as well as Deputy Secretary for Management for North Carolina.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Foxx is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Foxx was born in New York, New York. She earned a B.A. and M.A.C.T. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1968 and 1972, respectively, and an Ed.D. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1985.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Foxx's professional and political career:[4]

Foxx also worked as an instructor at Caldwell Community College in Hudson, NC, and an instructor and assistant dean at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She owned a landscape nursery and served as Deputy Secretary for Management at the North Carolina Department of Administration.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Foxx serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Foxx served on the following committees:[6]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Foxx's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Foxx voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Foxx voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Foxx voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] Foxx voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Foxx voted against HR 2775.[18]

A spokesperson for Foxx said she "is focused on reopening the federal government and will not be paid until that job is done and the shutdown is resolved."[19]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Foxx voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[20]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Foxx voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Foxx voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Foxx voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[25] Foxx joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[26][27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Foxx voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Virginia Foxx's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Foxx is a Hard-Core Conservative. Foxx received a score of 16 percent on social issues and 87 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

Campaign themes

2014

Foxx's office website lists the following issues:[31]

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "The Fifth District has a rich and deep tradition in farming and ranching. From tobacco to poultry, from soybeans to grapes, the Fifth District farmers and ranchers produce the best agricultural products in the nation and in the world. Our farmers and ranchers continue to be good stewards of the land while constantly maximizing their harvests and production with new and innovative techniques."
  • Budget and Tax Relief
Excerpt: "As American families face financial challenges and struggle to balance their checkbooks, the federal government should be doing the same. Unfortunately, in recent years, federal spending has continued to grow at an unsustainable rate."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Achieving and maintaining the highest standards in education is the key to our nation’s competitiveness in the world and our success as individuals. We must continue to teach today’s youth about the importance of a good education. If I had not applied myself and pursued a higher education, I would not be where I am today. "
  • Energy and Gas Prices
Excerpt: "As the summer months quickly approach and families start to plan vacations, our country continues to struggle with high energy costs. That is why the Democrats' cap-and-trade, or better known as cap-and-tax, energy plan is an irresponsible proposal that will do more harm than good. The simple truth behind the Democrats' energy plan is that it raises taxes, kills jobs, and will lead to more government intrusion in our lives."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Representative Foxx is committed to a full repeal of Obamacare so that an honest health care reform conversation can begin - with the American people, not Washington, leading the discussion."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Virginia Foxx endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [32]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014 and United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014

Foxx is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Foxx was considered a potential 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, but she declined to enter the race.[33][34]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 75.4% 49,572
Philip Doyle 24.6% 16,175
Total Votes 65,747
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Foxx won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 5th District. Foxx won the nomination on the Republican ticket after running unopposed in the primary election. She then defeated Elisabeth Motsinger (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[35]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[36] North Carolina was rated eighth on the list.[36]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Elisabeth Motsinger 42.5% 148,252
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 57.5% 200,945
Total Votes 349,197
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Foxx attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Foxx is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Foxx raised a total of $5,506,951 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[41]

Virginia Foxx's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 5) Won $972,460
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 5) Won $843,579
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 5) Won $1,096,759
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 5) Won $1,408,198
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 5) Won $1,185,955
Grand Total Raised $5,506,951


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Foxx’s reports.[42]

Virginia Foxx (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2013$1,455,074.42$93,050.61$(38,558.23)$1,509,566.80
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2013$1,509,566.80$229,255.62$(56,474.71)$1,682,074.71
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2013$1,682,074.71$183,741.94$(50,337.09)$1,815,479.56
Year-End Quarterly[46]December 31, 2013$1,815,479$133,035$(51,180)$1,889,635
April Quarterly[47]April 10, 2014$1,889,635.85$156,880.25$(49,723.57)$1,996,792.53
Pre-Primary[48]April 21, 2014$1,996,792.53$25,145.00$(6,963.33)$2,014,974.20
Running totals
$821,108.42$(253,236.93)

2012

Foxx won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Foxx's campaign committee raised a total of $972,460 and spent $721,824.[49]

Cost per vote

Foxx spent $3.60 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Foxx was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a fourth term. Her campaign committee raised a total of $853,579 and spent $575,301.[50]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Foxx's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,711,031 and $9,065,000. That averages to $5,888,015.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Foxx ranked as the 62nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[51] Between 2004 and 2012, Foxx's calculated net worth[52] increased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[53]

Virginia Foxx Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$4,723,779
2012$5,888,015
Growth from 2004 to 2012:25%
Average annual growth:3%[54]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[55]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Foxx received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 2003-2014, 25.51 percent of Foxx's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[56]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Virginia Foxx Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,490,474
Total Spent $4,308,454
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$762,868
Health Professionals$277,576
Leadership PACs$211,347
Education$210,198
Real Estate$193,646
% total in top industry11.75%
% total in top two industries16.03%
% total in top five industries25.51%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Foxx is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of August 2014.[57] This was the same rating Foxx received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[58]

Foxx most often votes with:

Foxx least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Foxx missed 18 of 7,471 roll call votes from January 2005 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.2 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[57]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Foxx paid her congressional staff a total of $774,922 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked seventh in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[59]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Foxx was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Foxx's staff was given an apparent $8,050.00 in bonus money.[60]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Foxx ranked 59th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[61]

2012

Foxx ranked 55th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[62]

2011

Foxx ranked 62nd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[63]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Foxx voted with the Republican Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 120th among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.[64]

2013

Foxx voted with the Republican Party 92.2 percent of the time, which ranked 162nd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[65]

Personal

Foxx is married to Tom Foxx. She is a lay leader in her church and her hobbies are reading, gardening and being a grandparent to two.[66]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014
  3. The Bellingham Herald, "US Rep Virginia Foxx won't enter US Senate race," August 20, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "FOXX, Virginia Ann, (1943 - )"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Serving North Carolina's Fifth District, "Foxx House Committee Assignments"
  7. House Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman, "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"
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  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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  30. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  35. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nc
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  52. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  53. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  54. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  55. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  66. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Serving North Carolina's Fifth District, "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Burr
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 5
2005–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate
1994-2004
Succeeded by
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