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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 18 items )  

GAO Issues Report on 2020 Census
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Census Bureau's progress in opening area census offices. The report (GAO-19-602) is titled "2020 Census: Bureau Is Making Progress Opening Offices and Recruiting, but Could Improve Its Ability to Evaluate Training". The report was sent to Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly, D-Virginia, ch  more

GAO Issues Report on Consumer Reporting Agencies
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to the consumer reporting market. The report (GAO-19-459) is titled "Consumer Reporting Agencies: CFPB Should Define Its Supervisory Expectations". The report was sent to Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, chairman, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chairwoman, and Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina,   more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement Calling on Labor Secretary Acosta to Resign
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement calling on Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to resign: "As a US Attorney, Secretary Acosta was charged with upholding the law and deploying fair justice. "Yet, when it came time to prosecute Jeffrey Epstein, he gave a slap on the wrist to a rich man who violated young girls. "Secretary Acosta's record speaks for itself - he is unfit to serve and must resign immediately."  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement in Support of Raise the Wage Act
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after voting in support of the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582): "I have fought for fair wages for working Americans during my entire career in public service. From my time in the State House, where I led the successful effort to raise North Carolina's minimum wage, to Congress, I have been adamant that working hard is not enough if you don't make enough. There are people in North Carolina's 12th District,   more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on President Trump's Deportation Raids
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 13 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on reports that immigration authorities would begin raids targeting people for deportation: "The President's politically motivated raids will target and separate vulnerable families. "Countless people, including children, are living in fear and uncertainty. To those who are in fear, in the 12th District, in North Carolina, and across the country, you are not alone. "House Democrats sta  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on Resolution Condemning President Trump's Racist Comments
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after voting in support of the resolution condemning President Trump's racist comments directed at members of Congress: "I was proud to vote for the resolution condemning the President's harmful tweets, and profoundly disappointed that my Republican colleagues would not stand up and do what was right. "Their refusal to rebuke the President's racist and divisive comments is shameful, and nothing short o  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on So-Called President Trump's Racist Tweets
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after a series of what she calls racist tweets from President Trump: "It's been more than twenty-four hours since the President's hateful, un-American tweets, and there has been no apology. "Instead, the President has doubled down on his dangerous rhetoric, proving that he is a racist who is unfit to serve."  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Vice President Pence Visit at Fort Bragg
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, July 17 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after joining Vice President Mike Pence at Fort Bragg: "As Fort Bragg's Congressman, I was proud to welcome Vice President Pence to our incredible community. "The men and women who serve here are the tip of the spear, and the Trump Administration gets it. "Whether it's strengthening opportunities for military spouses, improving the quality of life for military families, ensuring our   more

Rep. Jackson Lee Issues Statement on Death of Architect Freelon
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, member of the House Judiciary, Homeland Security and Budget Committees, issued the following statement on the death of Phil Freelon, architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture: "I was saddened to learn of the passing of Phil Freelon, a gifted architect who led the design team for the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the Smithsonian, and whom we lost too soon earlier this week. Phil   more

Rep. McHenry Fights for Innovation, Responsible Technology at Hearing on Facebook's Project Libra
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - McHenry calls for greater understanding of digital currency, Facebook's Project Libra, & financial innovation * * * Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to learn more about Facebook's recently announced digital currency proposal, Project Libra. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Republican Leader of the House Financial Services Committee, who called for   more

Rep. McHenry Proposes New Solution to Protect American Families' Sensitive Information and Access to Credit
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), introduced new legislation to address glaring issues within the credit reporting industry, which endanger the security of Americans' most personal information and impede access to credit. H.R. 3821 includes several reforms to thoroughly and appr  more

Rep. McHenry: Committee Republicans Work to Facilitate Responsible Technology at Libra Hearing
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today's House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's digital currency proposal, Project Libra, provided an opportunity for Republican committee members to "go beyond the headlines" as Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (NC-10) called for in his opening remarks. Republicans pressed Facebook's David Marcus on issues ranging   more

Rep. McHenry: The Reality Is, Whether Facebook Is Involved or Not, Change Is Here
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Ranking Member calls for greater understanding of digital currency, Facebook's Project Libra, & financial innovation * * * Today, the House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing to learn more about Facebook's recently announced digital currency proposal, Project Libra. Republican leader of the Committee, Pa  more

Rep. Walker Submits Op-Ed on A-PLUS Act for Guilford County Schools
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following op-ed highlighting how the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) Act would help Guilford County Schools spend their federal funding where they need it most, which was provided to the Greensboro News & Record: School is out. While the classrooms might have emptied, teachers have not stopped working, many already beginning preparations for the next school year. Our Guilford County teachers and administrato  more

Reps. Adams and Underwood Hold Black Maternal Health Caucus Stakeholder Summit
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC -12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, convened 32 of the leading organizations working to address the Black maternal health crisis for the Caucus' first- ever stakeholder summit. The summit served as a listening session for Members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus to hear insights from a diverse group of   more

Reps. Conaway, Rouzer Issue Remarks at Hearing on Review of State of Livestock, Poultry Economies
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, ranking Republican member of the House Agriculture Committee, and David Rouzer, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, issued the following remarks: Today, the House Agriculture Committee's Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of the U.S. livestock and poultry economies. "The 2018 Farm Bill made historic investments in preventing  more

Reps. Lee, Price, Schakowsky Introduce Resolution for U.S. Re-entry Into Iran Nuclear Agreement
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: As tensions rise with Iran, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman David Price (D-NC), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a resolution to urge the Trump administration to re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear agreement. In addition to rejoining the JCPOA, the resolution encourages the Trump administration to engage in immediate d  more

Tillis Co-Sponsors National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored the National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019 to reauthorize relief for qualifying members of the National Guard and Reserves experiencing financial hardship. "The men and women who serve in the National Guard and Reserves should not be punished for serving our nation,"said Senator Tillis. "I am proud to co-sponsor this bipartisan  more