Constitution Party candidate Jack Mc Lain was his only opponent in 2002.He was re-elected in 2002 with 79 percent of the vote and in 2004 with 68 percent of the vote. He spent most of his tenure in Congress as a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

Foley also succeeded in getting a law passed that allows volunteer youth-serving organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs to have access to FBI fingerprint background checks.

Foley's stances on many social issues differ from his party's leadership.

It’s important to remember that you have the power to be an active bystander.

Ultimately, your family member is the only person who can choose to stop the abuse, but there are a few things you can do to encourage them to behave in healthier ways.

Foley had served as chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.

He introduced a bill, coined the "Child Modeling Exploitation Prevention Act of 2002" to outlaw web sites featuring sexually suggestive images of preteen children, saying that "these websites are nothing more than a fix for pedophiles." As it was written, the bill would have prohibited commercial photography of children and it failed due to the unmanageable burden it would have presented to the legitimate entertainment industry.Foley denied us access to critical data," said FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey with the closure of the case. He was re-elected in 1996 with 64 percent of the vote against Democrat Jim Stuber and again in 1998 (this time without opposition).He was re-elected in 2000 with 60 percent of the vote against Democrat Jean Elliott Brown and Reform Party candidate John Mc Guire.The instant messages made repeated references to sexual organs and acts.Kirk Fordham, Chief of Staff to Tom Reynolds and former Chief of Staff to Foley, said that he was with Foley on September 29, 2006, when ABC confronted him with the explicit messages before they were publicized.You might love your family member, but you know that what they’re doing is harmful.