Foxx Votes to Allow States to Opt Out of Medicaid Funding of Abortion Providers

Foxx Votes to Allow States to Opt Out of Medicaid Funding of Abortion Providers

  • October 5, 2015
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BOONE, NC – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., voted this week in favor of legislation to give states the ability to prevent Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from participating in their Medicaid programs.

“Over the past few months, extremely disturbing information has come to light about the activities of abortion providers and their sale of unborn children’s hearts and other organs for compensation,” said Foxx during a speech on the House floor. “States should have the right to decide whether their Medicaid funds support a provider whose atrocities have shocked our national conscience and devalued human life.”

H.R. 3495, the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, passed the House by a vote of 236-193.

“It’s simple,” Foxx said. “Congress should allow taxpayers to opt out of funding the abortion industry.”

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that $390 million of the $450 million in taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood receives annually are provided through Medicaid.

Constitution Day

  • September 17, 2015
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There’s nothing like it.

No other nation has a founding document so well-written, or so long-standing.  The United States Constitution is utterly one of a kind.

Almost 230 years ago today our founders put their names to the new Constitution of the United States of America.  This pivotal moment in world history, in which individual liberty and limited government were enshrined in our governing document, set the course for a republic that has been the world’s guiding light for freedom.

But this course of freedom is not guaranteed.  Too many liberals in Washington think the meaning of the Constitution is up for debate and that the Founders meant for it to be a living document, open to the whims of whatever politician or judge happens to be in power.

That is nonsense.

The Constitution’s framers meant for it to create a separation of powers that limits the reach of government.  They meant for it to establish our liberties and rights based on the rule of law.  And they meant for it to keep petty tyrants and lawlessness in check.  Most importantly, they saw its principles as timeless.

That’s why today, Constitution Day, we celebrate the foresight and wisdom captured in this great document.  Learning and knowing the Constitution is the best way to ensure we are ready to come to its defense when it is threatened. So take time to read it and commit yourself to protecting it from those who would trample it in their rush to enlarge government and eliminate your rights.

Yours in liberty,

Virginia Foxx

P.S. Up for a challenge? Try this Constitution quiz to see if your constitutional knowledge is up to snuff. 

Urgent Iran Vote, Act Now!

Urgent Iran Vote, Act Now!

  • September 9, 2015
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