It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time again for HOH to get to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) shows HOH that even a Member’s selection of roses can come with a historical reference and that she might one day opt for “La Dolce Vita.”
Q: What is your favorite book? Why? A: For an English major, this is a patently unfair question. But if I’m forced to pick favorites, I’d go with the genre of books that focus on the nation’s founding. I especially enjoy the writings of David McCullough and the book “Founding Brothers” [by author Joseph J. Ellis].
Q: What kinds of flowers and/or plants do you plant in your garden? A: Since I have a large yard and garden, I’ve been able to plant them full of almost every perennial that will grow in North Carolina’s High Country. I’m especially fond of the most fragrant flowers, my favorites being gardenias and the Mister Lincoln Rose, which is a classic and very fragrant rose.
Q: Where would you travel to if you could go anywhere in the world? A: One day I’d love to have the opportunity to travel all over Italy.
Q: Pumpkin pie or apple pie? A: Apple.
Q: Is there a particular figure in history whom you admire? A: It’s hard to pick one, but John Adams stands out as one of the underappreciated Founders, who I admire for being a person of determination and deeply held principles.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.