Incoming Administration Information

2017 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

President-Elect Donald Trump’s inaugural ceremony will take place on January 20, 2017 on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Tickets to the inauguration are free of charge. However, because of the high demand of citizens wanting to see Mr. Trump take the Oath of Office and give his inaugural address, it’s best to apply as soon as possible. People wishing to attend the 2017 inauguration and sit in reserved seating can apply for free tickets through our U.S. Senators or members of Congress. You can also attend the inauguration without a ticket by standing along the parade route or near the Capitol in non-reserved areas.

The inauguration is overseen by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Please check their website for more information as we get closer to January 20. You should also check out the website set up by the Washington, D.C. city government for inauguration visitors.

Official inaugural balls are usually by invite only. At this time, there is no specific information yet available on when and where the official balls will be. Numerous organizations usually put together their own inaugural balls, and sell tickets to the public. A quick search online will help you find various listings of potential unofficial inaugural balls and parties that you may be able to attend.

Working for the Trump/Pence Administration

In case you have not heard, the Trump/Pence team have set up a website where you can submit your resume for consideration. The President-Elect and his team have to fill more than 4,000 jobs to help Make America Great Again and they are welcoming everyone to apply. Click here to visit their transition website.

FCRC Supports Our Local Law Enforcement

WE BACK THE BLUE - FCRC

The Fairfax County Republican Committee is grateful to those who wear the uniform in our community, and protect and serve every Fairfax County resident. In these difficult times for law enforcement across the nation, we want to show our support and gratitude. If we can gather the names of 5,000 County residents, we will contact the Chief of Police and the Sheriff and ask them to inform their officers and deputies that the Fairfax County GOP and 5,000 citizens have their backs.

If you would like to show your support for our Fairfax County police officers and sheriff’s deputies, please add your name by filling in the form below.

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Regulation Freedom Amendment

PROPOSED RESOLUTION OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE

IN SUPPORT OF THE REGULATION FREEDOM AMENDMENT

WHEREAS, the business community in the United States, and especially small enterprises, currently struggles under numerous and onerous federal regulatory burdens imposed by unelected bureaucrats;

WHEREAS, these burdens eventually make themselves known to the American consumer in the form of cost increases on all facets of the essentials of life, becoming in essence a hidden tax;

AND WHEREAS, other Constitutional rights, including those guaranteed by the First and Second Amendments, are threatened by regulations imposed by bureaucrats who are not accountable to elected officials;

WHEREAS, despite broad support from Republican Members of Congress and some Democrats, attempts to curtail the abuses of federal regulators by legislative action have so far been met with little to no success;

AND WHEREAS, a federal law, even if enacted by Congress could be repealed, weakened or waived by a future Congress;

WHEREAS, the Regulation Freedom Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would permanently require that major new regulations be approved by Congress before they could go into effect;

AND WHEREAS, just as pressure from the states helped force Congress to propose the Bill of Rights, pressure from the states could also force Congress to propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Republican Committee urges Congress to propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment, which says:

“Whenever one quarter of the Members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the President their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that Regulation;” and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Republican Committee urges Virginia state legislators to join with us in urging that Congress propose the Regulation Freedom Amendment; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee is hereby authorized to contact and encourage other local units of the Republican Party in the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt the two foregoing resolutions.

 

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ADOPTED by majority vote at a duly called meeting of the Fairfax County Republican Committee on June 21, 2016.

 

 

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Lynne Blankenship

Secretary

Intern with FCRC!

Do you want to get your foot in the door, help make a difference, and gain experience in the political process? The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) is seeking high school and college interns for Fall 2016! This is a big year for elections in Virginia, and our interns will play an important role.

FCRC Interns assist with a wide variety of tasks. Duties include (but are certainly not limited to):
*Individual Voter Contacts
*Special research projects
*Assist in planning and staffing special events
* Campaign Data Management

By working with FCRC, interns will develop political awareness and job skills.

Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants must be detail oriented, professional, and highly organized.

Because it is a learning position, interns are exposed to a variety of tasks and must be flexible in their expectations. Interns report to the Political Director or Executive Director. The FCRC Executive Director is willing to work with students and their teachers in order to receive high school or college credit, if applicable.

Those interested should send an email to Eric Johnson at ExecutiveDirector@fairfaxgop.org.