If the reporter (s) at Aisling would have dug a little deeper, they would have also found out the following about Rep. Foxx, which kinda seems slightly relevant:
- She has accepted $45,100 in contributions from the oil and gas industry since 2000
- She has voted "Yea" for 91% of the bills in Congress which would most benefit the fossil fuel industry
- She voted against the effort to repeal the massive tax subsidies being given to the fossil fuel industry
- She voted against a bill that would promote "clean energy (requiring utilities to produce 15% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020), increases fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks to 35 mpg by 2020, other efficiency standards, tax incentives, etc."
- She voted against an "amendment to H.R. 6 requiring Department of Transportation to raise vehicle fuel economy standards to at least 33 mpg by the model year 2015."
- She voted against the "'Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008' Amends Internal Revenue Code to extend incentives for renewable energy sources and energy conservation."
Aisling, the question to ask in this story (in addition to where, who, when, etc.) is WHY did Foxx co-sponsor this bill? Maybe next time, eh?