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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 6 items )  

President Trump Signs Four Tillis Bills Providing Economic Relief Into Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Tillis' bipartisan bills provide relief to North Carolina's veterans, small businesses, family farmers and National Guard and Reservists * * * Today, President Trump signed 4 bipartisan bills co-sponsored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) into law. The four bills provide economic relief for small businesses, family farmers, National Guard and Reservists, and veterans in need. They were: - The H  more

Rep. Foxx Requests Secretary Wilkie Continue IFB Solutions Contracts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Rep. Virginia Foxx sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Robert Wilkie to request his attention to the jobs of disabled individuals under threat by the expiration of three VA optical contracts held by Industries for the Blind Solutions through the AbilityOne Program in Winston-Salem. Rep. Foxx wrote, "I ask for your personal attention to ensure the VA continues contracting with nonp  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on FDIC Vote to Amend Volcker Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's vote to amend the Volcker rule: "I have long advocated for reasonable reform of the Volcker rule--a rule that former Chairman Volcker himself has referred to as being too complicated--and applaud today's decision by the federal financial regulators. "This proposal maintains p  more

Rep. Meadows Issues Statement Supporting Autonomy, Democracy in Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement supporting autonomy and democracy in Hong Kong and opposing violence against the demonstrators: "The courage of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong is inspirational. They are determined to protect Hong Kong's freedoms from further erosion by the Chinese Communist Party and deserve universal respect for their willingness to fight for their freedoms while enduring violence and abuse. "Beijing caus  more

Tillis & Burr Applaud Nomination of Richard E. Myers as District Judge for Eastern North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, at the recommendation of Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), President Trump announced his intent to nominate Richard E. Myers to fill the United States District Court vacancy for the Eastern District of North Carolina. "Professor Richard Myers is an outstanding choice by President Trump; a well-qualified nominee who possesses a wealth of legal experience and an inspiring pers  more

Tillis & Hassan's Bipartisan R&D Tax Credit Bill Gains Support From Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leaders
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to expand the refundable research and development (R&D) tax credit for startups and small businesses has gained support among entrepreneurship and innovation leaders. The R&D tax credit supports the efforts of businesses to invest in the development of new, innovative products that lead to job creation and a stron  more