Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Nov 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Virginia Foxx sits on the following committees:
Foxx was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 951: 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
- H.R. 6073 (110th): To provide that Federal employees receiving their pay by electronic funds transfer shall be given the option of receiving their pay stubs electronically.
- H.R. 1499 (109th): Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act
Does 7 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 (26%) International Affairs (19%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Education (11%) Health (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Some of Foxx’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4956: Finding Market-Based and Local Solutions to Ensure Access to Housing Act
- H.R. 4521: Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2019
- H.Con.Res. 62: Requiring the supervisors of employees of Congressional offices to submit reports on the ...
- H.R. 3904: Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2019
- H.R. 3313: Defense Maintenance Data Transparency Act
- H.R. 2516: Spending Safeguard Act
- H.R. 1819: War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act
From Jan 2005 to Nov 2019, Foxx missed 51 of 10,721 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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