The bill was specifically designed to ease tariff restrictions on North Carolina textile makers. That sector of our industrial economy has lost some 163,000 jobs since 2005, and about one in five of those losses occurred in North Carolina. Many provisions in this law were written by Republicans Howard Coble and Richard Burr of North Carolina, specifically to help the textile jobs situation in the state. And according to this McClatchy article, textile companies did immediately begin rehiring laid-off workers based on it.
Most Republican lawmakers supported the bill. All members of the North Carolina delegation of both parties voted for it ... except for Madam Foxx.
A major piece (but little noticed) piece of legislation that helped the unemployment problem in North Carolina, and out of some warped sense of conservative ideology, Madam Foxx voted (again) against her own constituents.
Totally in keeping with Foxx's grades on help for the middle-class: