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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Monday July 08, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Klobuchar, Reed Question Department of Homeland Security Response to Election Equipment Malfunctions in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 5 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member on the Senate Rules Committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, questioned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about election equipment malfunctions in North Carolina in the 2016 general election. In a letter to Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, Klobuchar and Reed pr  more

Ranking Member McHenry Applauds Signing of the Taxpayer First Act
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation includes provisions from McHenry's IRS Data Verification Modernization Act * * * Today, Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), issued the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 into law. This legislation includ  more

Rep. Adams Introduces Law Enforcement Needs to Know Act
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: At the end of National Gun Violence Awareness Month, Congresswomen Alma S. Adams (NC-12) introduced the Law Enforcement Needs to Know Act. This common-sense legislation would strengthen our background check system to help state and local law enforcement keep firearms out of the hands of criminals. The Law Enforcement Needs to Know Act would establish a grant program for states and Native American Tri  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Death of Concord City Councilman Leder
CONCORD, North Carolina, July 1 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Councilman Sam Leder: "I was shocked and saddened to hear that my friend Sam passed away last night. "Renee and I are praying for his wife Shannon and their family in this difficult time. "Sam has always been a respected leader in Concord, and I appreciate his years of service to the community and on City Council."  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on Taxpayer First Act
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Taxpayer First Act (H.R. 3151): * * * - Legislation Included Provisions from McHenry's Bill to Modernize the IRS * * * This legislation included provisions from H.R. 2007, the IRS Data Verification Modernization Act of 2019, introduced by Republican Leader McHenry and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR  more

Rep. Meadows Sends Letter to Secretary Azar Urging Adoption of Medicare Part D Modernization Plan
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: This week, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) lead a letter with more than 100 co-signers to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging him to finalize the agency's proposal to modernize the Medicare Part D program, creating a more competitive marketplace to lower prescription drug prices for patients. Many Americans are struggling with increasing out-of-pocket expenses for lifesaving prescripti  more

Reps. Butterfield, Lee Issue Statement on Facebook Civil Rights Audit Report
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, and Barbara Lee, D-California, co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force, issued the following statement on Facebook's civil rights audit report: The nearly 30-page document is the product of dozens of meetings with Facebook's appointed civil rights ambassador, Laura Murphy and nearly 90 civil rights groups who have called for Facebook to take meaningful and aggressive action to combat extremist or racist con  more

Reps. Lee, Butterfield Issue Joint Statement on Facebook Civil Rights Audit Report
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Reps. Barbara Lee, D-California, and G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force, issued the following joint statement on Facebook's civil rights audit report: The nearly 30-page document is the product of dozens of meetings with Facebook's appointed civil rights ambassador, Laura Murphy and nearly 90 civil rights groups who have called for Facebook to take meaningful and aggressive action to combat extremist or raci  more

Reps. Meadows, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Defense Department Crack Down on Child Pornography
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) led the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would help the Department of Defense (DoD) stop the use of its internet network to possess, procure, or produce child pornography - the END Network Abuse Act. In the course of a national investigation--titled Project Flicker, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforceme  more