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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Monday June 24, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Chairwoman Adams Issues Statement at Hearing on Protection of Miners From Black Lung Disease
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The Education and Labor subcommittee on Workforce Protections issued the following statement by Chairwoman Alma Adams, D-North Carolina, at a hearing entitled "Breathless and Betrayed: What is MSHA Doing to Protect Miners from the Resurgence of Black Lung Disease?": "Today, the Subcommittee is going to explore three troubling developments impacting our nation's coal miners and assess whether the Administration is making adequate efforts to protect miners' health and econo  more

GAO Issues Report on Federal Housing Administration
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Federal Housing Administration's effectiveness and efficiency in reaching determinations of conveyable condition. The report (GAO-19-517) is titled "Federal Housing Administration: Improved Procedures and Assessment Could Increase Efficiency of Foreclosed Property Conveyances". The report was sent to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Appropriat  more

McHenry Calls for Hearing on Facebook's Recently Announced Cryptocurrency Project
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Republican Leader of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), calling on her to hold a hearing on Facebook's new global cryptocurrency project, "Project Libra." In his letter, McHenry highlights the potential for this new technology to foster "financial inclusion  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on Administration Mass Deportation Policy
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: "President Trump's threat to begin mass deportation is another cruel act rooted in bigotry. This plan is an affront to our values, and will tear apart families across the country, including in North Carolina's 12th District. It's time for the President to let go of these discriminatory policies and work with Congress to develop an effective and humane plan for immigration reform. I stand with our imm  more

Rep. Butterfield Issues Statement on Securing America's Federal Elections Act
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the House Administration Committee passed the Securing America's Federal Elections Act (H.R. 2722): "It is indisputable that America's election process was attacked by foreign actors in the 2016 Presidential election, and it will likely be attacked again in the next election in 2020. "Protecting our democracy and the sanctity of our ballots should be paramount to Members of Congress from both s  more

Rep. Hudson Continues Strong Leadership to Stop School Violence
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to support his amendment to a government spending bill (H.R. 3055) to increase funding to study the root causes of school violence. The appropriations bill calls for $1 million "for research to study the root causes of school violence to include the impact and effectiveness of grants made under the STOP   more

Rep. McHenry Calls for Hearing on Facebook's Recently Announced Cryptocurrency Project
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), called on Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) to hold a hearing on Facebook's new global cryptocurrency project, "Project Libra." In his letter, he highlights the potential for this new technology to foster "financial inclusion and faster pay  more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on Death of Ex-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Van der Horst
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of ex-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Charles Van der Horst: "Lisa and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of our longtime friend, Dr. Charles Van der Horst, and want to express our condolences to his wife Laura and their family. "Charlie's path-breaking career as a clinician and researcher in infectious diseases at UNC-CH, especially his work on the front  more

Rep. Walker Honors Guilford County's Carla Stowers as Community Hero of the Month
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, June 18 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Guilford County's Carla Stowers as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for June, 2019. Each month, Rep. Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them. Carla Stowers is a key volunteer for Greensboro Pre  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on American Legion Vs. American Humanist Association Supreme Court Ruling
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in American Legion vs. American Humanist Association that the Bladensburg Peace Cross is not in violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution: "The Bladensburg Peace Cross is a sacred symbol of sacrifice, love and honor, built by Americans who chose to pay tribute to the brave World War I heroes of their community. "  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on Election Security Assistance Act
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the Election Security Assistance Act: "The Mueller Report made clear that Russia meddled in our election and threatened our security in 'sweeping and systematic fashion.' "We cannot lose sight of this malicious attack on our sovereignty. "The Election Security Assistance Act builds on my efforts last Congress and includes measures supported by both parties to enhance our ballot security while stopping  more

Reps. Olson, Price Issue Joint Statement on Governing Coalition in Moldova
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Reps. Pete Olson, and R-Texas, David E. Price, D-North Carolina, co-chairs of the Congressional Moldova Caucus, issued the following joint statement on the creation of a governing coalition in Moldova as a result of the Feb. 24, 2019 parliamentary elections: "We are encouraged by the progress made in Moldova towards a peaceful transition of power through political dialogue and democratic processes after the parliamentary elections on February 24, 2019. "We urge all Moldo  more

Sen. Tillis, Coons Press Federal Agencies to Do More to Combat Intellectual Property Theft
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, sent letters to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the United States Copyright Office seeking additional information on their ongoing efforts to combat intellectual property infringement that harms American busin  more

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Issues Report on Nelson, Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (Part 1 of 3)
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-47) on legislation (S. 1589) to authorize appropriations for fiscals 2018, 2019 and 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. The report was advanced by Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, on June 11. Classified Annexes to the Committee Report Pursuant to Se  more

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Issues Report on Nelson, Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (Part 2 of 3)
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-47) on legislation (S. 1589) to authorize appropriations for fiscals 2018, 2019 and 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. The report was advanced by Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, on June 11. SUBTITLE C--OTHER MATTERS Section 741. Public Interest De  more

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Issues Report on Nelson, Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (Part 3 of 3)
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-47) on legislation (S. 1589) to authorize appropriations for fiscals 2018, 2019 and 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. The report was advanced by Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, on June 11. Continues from Part 2 of 3 Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot  more

Tillis Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Effectiveness in Fight Against Veteran Suicide
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to improve coordination of veteran mental health and suicide prevention services and to better measure the effectiveness of these programs in order to reduce the alarming number of veteran suicides. The IMPROVE (Incorporating Measurements and Providing Resources for Outreach to Veterans Everywhere) Wellbeing for Veterans Ac  more

Tillis-Introduced Legion Act Passes Senate
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Recently, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, that would extend eligibility for American Legion membership to honorably discharged veterans who served since World War II passed the Senate. Currently, only veterans who served during periods of declared hostilities are able to join the American Leg  more