US House, NC-04

Valerie Foushee


  • Supports the Green New Deal
  • Advocate for renewable energy and clean transit
  • Will continue to fight for environmental justice
  • Earned a 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
  • Holding this seat in North Carolina will help the environmental movement reclaim apro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action

Candidate Background

Representative Valerie Foushee is running for a second term to represent North Carolina's 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has been a champion for the environment and for environmental justice throughout her time on the Orange County Commission and in the North Carolina State Senate, earning a 96 percent lifetime score from North Carolina LCV. In the legislature, she  introduced legislation to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050, advance clean energy tax credits and promote energy efficiency, protect clean water and mitigate PFAS pollution, to make polluters pay, protect children from pollution from garbage trucks, to make it easier to remove Confederate monuments, protect pollinators and to protect our democracy, including through automatic voter registration and independent redistricting. As an Orange County Commissioner, she convinced her fellow commissioners to oppose extending and expanding a landfill that for four decades had been polluting a low-income, Black-majority community in the county, improving the health and safety of her constituents. In Congress, Foushee will continue to advocate for climate action, to create good-paying clean energy jobs, and to advance environmental justice. She earned a stellar 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Foushee is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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