Foxx is the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 4, 2005. Foxx is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Rep. Foxx was accused of failing to complete security screening on May 13, 2021 and fined $5,000 by the House Committee on Ethics. She has 30 days to appeal the fine.
|May. 18, 2020||House Committee on Ethics announced the member's fine|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Foxx.
Foxx is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Foxx has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Virginia Foxx sits on the following committees:
Foxx was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 150 (116th): Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019
- H.R. 50 (116th): GREAT Act
- H.R. 951 (115th): To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.J.Res. 37 (115th): Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
- H.R. 5134 (113th): To extend the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for one year.
- H.R. 803 (113th): Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
- H.R. 1121 (111th): Blue Ridge Parkway and Town of Blowing Rock Land Exchange Act of 2009
Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Foxx sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (33%) International Affairs (24%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)
Some of Foxx’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2574: To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to designate a ...
- H.R. 2212: Pandemic Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Act of 2021
- H.R. 701: Unfunded Mandates Accountability and Transparency Act
- H.R. 534: Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act
- H.R. 395: PARIS Act
- H.R. 243: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
- H.R. 8038 (116th): Pandemic Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Act of 2020
From Jan 2005 to May 2021, Foxx missed 76 of 11,200 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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