Valerie (Valerie) Foushee (D-USH04)
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Capitol: 202.225.1784
FAX: 202.225.2014
District: 919.967.7924
Room 1716 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3304

Residence: Chapel Hill, NC
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Stan Foushee   DOB: 5/7/1956
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Vice RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Women in STEM Caucus
FC MemberWomen's Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberDemocratic Women's Caucus
FC MemberEqual Rights Amendment (ERA) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Alamance / Caswell / Durham / Granville / Orange / Person / Wake


Valerie Foushee represents North Carolina's Fourth District which includes Alamance, Durham, Granville, Orange, and Person Counties and parts of Caswell County.

Before she began serving in Congress, Valerie worked as an administrator for the Chapel Hill police department and served 25 years as a local and state elected official. She went from serving on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board, to being the first African American woman elected to chair the Orange County Board of Commissioners, to serving in the North Carolina State House and the North Carolina State Senate.

In Congress, Valerie serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and is the Vice Ranking Member of the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee and a member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee. She also serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and is the Ranking Member of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee and a member of the Energy Subcommittee.

Valerie was born and raised in Orange County and received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Stanley, and they are parents of two sons and one grandson.