Talk:Virginia Foxx

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Vandalism[edit]

I know there's been some vandalism of this page, but does it make me a bad wikipedian that I think this congresswoman deserves it?--Benfergy (talk) 03:11, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

You can think she deserves it and remove the vandalism anyway. How about that? =) Henrymrx (t·c) 03:34, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Which fact about Congresswoman Foxx's statement should be in Wikipedia?[edit]

Should this fact from notable source be in Congresswoman Foxx's wikepedia entry?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30505428/

Or Mathew Shepard's mother's reaction doesn't really belong to this wiki entry?

(BTW, I'm not in Congresswoman Foxx's district, I'm straight; I have no fight in this, just calling a spade a spade.) 75.172.73.200 (talk) 18:53, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

While the source is certainly reliable, per WP:NOT, Wikipedia articles aren't intended to collect every related fact. I personally don't think that the reaction of Shepard's mother doesn't belong in the article.

Foxx actually should probably have a controversies section.67.149.196.50 (talk) 01:35, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Foxx 100% needs a controversies section - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/representative-virginia-fox-on-student-debt_n_1431050.html#s822521&title=No_Definition_Of

- http://wonkette.com/470350/virginia-foxx-simply-does-not-care-for-you-damn-kids-and-your-debt

And several others just google her name — Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.43.160.22 (talk) 13:24, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

No Earmark Pledge[edit]

Discussion[edit]

I've removed the following text, which (a) did not comply with the requirement for neutral language and (b) was also a violation of WP:BLP, since it is contentious material ("abuse", "reform", "alleged", "corruption") without adequate sourcing. Without such sourcing, this is also borderline original writing, since there may be nothing newsworthy here. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 14:07, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

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As reports of earmark abuse have come to light, Congresswoman Foxx has voluntarily agreed not to request earmarks until the process for allocating them has been reformed. Alleged pay-to-play schemes involving earmarks secured by members such as Reps. John Murtha, Peter Visclosky, and Alan Mollohan highlight the continued need for new oversight and accountability protections against corruption and favoritism. Foxx regularly votes for amendments aimed at stripping unnecessary earmarks from appropriations legislation. She has cosponsored measures such as H.Con.Res. 201 which would establish a Joint Committee on Earmark Reform. [1]


Removed text[edit]

I have removed the following line from the Hurricane Katrina section: "She was also one of only 33 Republicans to vote against the extension of the Voting Rights Act in July 2006." Her stance on the Voting Rights Act is not relevant to her stance on Katrina funding.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.183.5.220 (talk) 00:33, May 13, 2013.

The IP editor is entirely correct. He/she was reverted twice, by the same editor. I have reinstated his edit. Her stance on the Voting Rights Act is in no way relevant to reconstruction funding for Hurricane Katrina. Horologium (talk) 01:11, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

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