Foxx elected secretary for GOP conference in Congress
by Staff Reports
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx issued the following statement today after being elected secretary of the House Republican Conference for the 113th Congress. Secretary is one of eight elected leadership positions within the GOP Conference:
"I am humbled by the support of my colleagues and am eager to begin working with them as Conference Secretary to advance substantive policy solutions that will get our country back on a path to prosperity.
"The House Republican Conference, at its best, functions as a vehicle in Congress to accomplish good for our nation. Conference works alongside its members to refine policy, foster dialogue, and encourage stellar constituent service back home. And a strong Conference can generate and galvanize support behind principled policy ideas that are equal to the task of solving our nation's challenges and getting Americans back to work. It is an honor to be able to serve as Secretary to accomplish those ends."
Foxx made the decision to run after being encouraged to consider the position by outgoing Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas, and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Representative Tom McClintock, Calif., nominated Foxx for Secretary. His motion was seconded by Representative Rob Woodall, Ga., and Representative Scott Garrett, N.J.
Foxx's term as Conference Secretary will last for the duration of the 113th Congress.