Virginia Foxx, U.S. Representative for North Carolina

Virginia Foxx

U.S. Representative for North Carolina

Virginia Foxx was born in New York City in June 1943. She grew up in rural North Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of arts and doctor of education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Foxx owned and operated a business with her husband. She served as an instructor in community and state colleges before becoming a university administrator. She then became the president of Mayland Community College.

She became involved politically when North Carolina Governor Martin appointed her as Deputy Secretary for Management. She became a state senator for ten years before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004.

Representative Foxx is married to Thomas and has a daughter.

In the News…

Chair of the House Education Committee, Representative Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, wrote a letter to Columbia University apprising the institution of an investigation being conducted into its response to antisemitism on campus. The committee began probing Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in December for the same reason.

Representative Foxx wrote, “The Committee on Education and the Workforce… is investigating Columbia University’s response to antisemitism and its failure to protect Jewish students. We have grave concerns regarding the inadequacy of Columbia’s response to antisemitism on its campus.”

The congresswoman continued, “This request encompasses responsive materials in the possession of not only Columbia faculty, staff, students, and other affiliates but also individual members of the Columbia Board of Trustees. The request also extends to any informal communications such as texts or other electronic messages.”  

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Foxx today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Virginia Foxx 
Representative for North Carolina 
2462 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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