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Foxx reflects on recent Washington events PDF Print
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 20:00

Local Congressman Virginia Foxx has publicly expressed her concern over an incident a week ago in Washington.

Foxx says Democrats succeeded in “stealing” one of the Republican votes on the Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Many House Republicans have argued that their party secured a 215-213 win on a motion to bar undocumented immigrants from receiving any federal funds from the bill. Democrats, however, disagree- they argue the measure was deadlocked at 214-214 and failed. A Democrat-inspired re-vote was met with shouts of “shame” from Republicans. Foxx believes it’s partisan politics.

 

It's the first time such a vote turnover has happened in the history of Congress, she says.

 

A select committee has been appointed to look into the matter- and it’s a rare occurrence, in fact, a select committee has only been employed three times- including Watergate.

 

The past week has, however, accomplished something very important, Foxx said. The FISA act, or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was updated- for the first time since 1978.

 

Previously, Foxx says the U.S. had a lot of problems when terrorists were communicating abroad.

Foxx says the updates were vital to protecting U.S. troops and citizens in the war on terror.

 

 

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Congressman Virginia Foxx speaking earlier this year at the 1451st Homecoming Celebration (photo by Lauren Ohnesorge)

 

 

  
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