Wednesday - August 12, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 24 items )  

Chairman Graham Leads Congressional Delegation to Southern Border
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) will lead a Congressional delegation to McAllen, Texas to observe the crisis at the southern border. The delegation will join United States Vice President Mike Pence and officials from the Department of Homeland Security. PARTICIPANTS: - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) - U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas)  more

Chairwoman Adams Issues Statement at Hearing on Preventing Workplace Injury, Death From Excessive Heat
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Education and Labor subcommittee on Workforce Protections issued the following statement by Chairwoman Alma Adams, D-North Carolina, at a hearing entitled "From the Fields to the Factories: Preventing Workplace Injury and Death from Excessive Heat": "Today, we are here to discuss the serious hazards of excessive heat exposure in the workplace and the need for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, to protect American workers. "We are not talking   more

Four Senators Issue Joint Statement on Russian Air Defense System Arriving in Turkey
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement with Sens. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, after reports that a shipment of parts for the Russian S-400 air defense system had arrived in Turkey: The group of Senators led a bipartisan effort earlier this year that prohibits the transfer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey. The Senate included this provision in the FY20 Na  more

Foxx Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act Signals NATO Primacy to E.U.
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Foxx's (R-N.C.) amendment to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. In recent years, America's European allies have expanded their defense agreements within and beyond the EU through a military pact called Pesco and a Euros13 billion European Defense Fund (EDF). European member states have routinely failed to meet d  more

House Judiciary Committee Issues Testimony From University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- The House Judiciary Committee issued the following testimony by Michael J. Gerhardt, distinguished professor of jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at a hearing entitled "Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part III: Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct": "It is an honor to be invited to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss "Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct." It is hard   more

House Judiciary Committee Sets Hearing on Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The House Judiciary Committee issued the following hearing information: Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part III: Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building at 9 a.m. on July 12: Witnesses * Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society * John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service and Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Chapman University, Fowler School   more

Price National Defense Authorization Act Amendments Pass House
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, two amendments offered by Congressman David Price (D-NC) were passed by the U.S. House of Representatives when it approved the NDAA by a vote of 220-197. One amendment would create a grant program to establish, improve, or expand world language programs in certain K-12 schools, and the other would ensure the President reports to Congress on the status of vital military and diplomatic communicati  more

Rep. Butterfield Issues Statement on Death of Architect Freelon
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Phil Freelon, architect of the Smithsonian African American History Museum: "I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of a man of great vision and talent, North Carolina's own, Phil Freelon. "Well-known for his architectural genius, creating projects across the country with a targeted focus on the story-telling of the African American experience; he was able to culminate some of   more

Rep. Butterfield: Congressional Black Caucus, Internet Association Discuss Guiding Principles for Privacy, Data
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, CBC TECH 2020 joined by the Internet Association, presented a discussion on privacy, technology, and how the two affect our individual rights, data collection and workforce development. The discussion covered key guiding principles for consideration as Congress addresses privacy and data--how data is collected, used, maintained, and how core civil rights protections should not be sacrificed  more

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement on CBO Report on Minimum Wage
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released a report predicting job loss if the federal minimum wage is increased to $15, as required by a Democrat-authored bill (H.R. 582): "Increasing the federal minimum wage by 107 percent is a radical and unprecedented mandate. It is no surprise that the nonpartisan CBO found it would have highly  more

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement on National Defense Authorization Act
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement: Today, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The partisan bill authorizes $733 billion in funding for America's military and defense initiatives, $17 billion less than the Senate's version of the bill which passed 86-8 and what the president requested. In addition to cutting the topline for authorized spending, the bill u  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Death of Perot
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Ross Perot: "I'm incredibly sad to hear about Ross Perot's passing. "Mr. Perot was an American entrepreneur, veteran and patriot who truly cared for those who wear America's uniform. He's admired here at Fort Bragg because of his tremendous humanitarian efforts and support for our service members, veterans, POWs, and their families. "Renee and I send our condolences to his family and pr  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on National Defense Authorization Act Vote
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act: "House Democrats aren't just abandoning six decades of bipartisan tradition - they're abandoning our troops and their families. "This is shameful and outrageous. "I urge my Democrat colleagues to stop politicizing our national defense, think of our troops and their families, and work with us to bring a bipartisan bill to the floor." * * *   more

Rep. McHenry Continues Push for Regulatory Relief, Financial Inclusion, & Innovation at Fed Hearing
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the House Financial Services Committee held its semi-annual hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on monetary policy and the state of the economy. Republican leader of the Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), delivered opening remarks highlighting the positive economic trends as a result of Republican tax cuts  more

Rep. McHenry Questions Federal Reserve Chairman Powell
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held its semi-annual hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on monetary policy and the state of the economy. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Republican Leader of the Financial Services Committee, delivered opening remarks highlighting the positive economic trends as a result of Republican tax cuts and regulatory reform. McH  more

Rep. McHenry: Republicans Fight Democrat Proposals to Impede Credit Access, Increase Cost
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Democrats push through four partisan bills that would significantly impact access to credit for all Americans * * * House Financial Services Committee Democrats brought several pieces of legislation before the full committee for a markup. In all, ten bills were considered, six of which addressed diversity and inclusion  more

Rep. Walker Encourages FDA to Expand Patient Access to Potentially Lifesaving Drugs
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news releae: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) recently led a letter to Dr. Norman E. Sharpless, the acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), encouraging the FDA to expand the Parallel Track and improve patient access to potentially lifesaving medications that have been deemed safe, but not fully approved by the agency. The letter is signed by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks (R-Ala.  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Legislation to Protect Jobs for Americans Struggling With Student Debt
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today co-introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill by U.S. Representative Donna E. Shalala (D-Fla.) that protects occupational licensees from losing their license because of federal student loan debt. The Protecting JOBs Act prevents states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching, or driver's licenses solely for late payments of federal   more

Rep. Walker: Nancy Pelosi is Losing Control of Her Caucus
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) joined Fox Business' Mornings with Maria to discuss illegal immigration, the U.S. Census, the USMCA trade deal, and divisions in the House Democratic caucus. Watch the full interview here (https://youtu.be/mWCZLbJ_Gtw) and see excerpts below: On U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) suggestion to eliminate the Department of Homeland Security:  more

Sen. Lankford, Van Hollen, Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Statement on Russian Air Defense System Arriving in Turkey
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, issued the following joint statement with Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, after reports that a shipment of parts for the Russian S-400 air defense system had arrived in Turkey: The group of Senators led a bipartisan effort earlier this year that prohibits the transfer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey. The Senate included this provision in the FY20 Na  more

Sen. Tillis, Lankford, Shaheen, Van Hollen Issue Joint Statement on Russian Air Defense System Arriving in Turkey
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following joint statment with Sens. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, after reports that a shipment of parts for the Russian S-400 air defense system had arrived in Turkey: The group of Senators led a bipartisan effort earlier this year that prohibits the transfer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey. The Senate included this provision in the FY2  more

Sens. Tillis, Coons Issue Statement on Key Federal Circuit Decision, Uncertainty About Patent Eligibility
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Delaware, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, the ranking member and chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Intellectual Property, issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to reconsider what has become a per se bar against the patenting of medical diagnostic and several judges urged Congress to course correct U.S. patent laws: "Last week's ruling by the Federal Circuit is a cle  more

Tillis and Colleagues Introduce the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation that holds sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for failing to comply with lawful detainer and release notification requests made by federal authorities and jeopardizing public safety. Joining Tillis as original co-sponsors are Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA),  more

Tillis Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Benefits for Veterans
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to increase veterans' disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "The brave men and women who put their lives on the line to serve our country were given a promise that they would be taken care of as veterans," said Senator Tillis. "We have made great pr  more