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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Butterfield Hosts Rep. David Price (NC-04) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) For North Carolina Immigration Forum
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 26 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) hosted an immigration forum joined by Congressmen David Price (NC-04) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) to discuss the impact of the Trump Administration's immigration policies on communities in the state and around the nation. "Immigrant communities across the country have been under attack during the Trump Administration and Durham has often   more

Hudson, Budd Ask Trump to Invite Rowan Little League Softball Team to White House
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Representatives Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Ted Budd (NC-13), whose districts include Rowan County, sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to invite the Rowan County Little League Softball team to the White House after winning the 2019 Little League Softball World Series title. The text of the letter (https://hudson.house.gov/uploads/Hudson,%20Budd%20RoCo%20Softbal  more

Price Announces $76 Million Federal Grant for Raleigh-Charlotte Intercity Rail Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolina Department of Transportation will receive federal funds for the Piedmont Intercity Fleet and Infrastructure Investments Project * * * On Friday, August 22, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee released a statement announcing that the North Carolina Department of Transportation would rec  more

Rep. Adams Introduces Resolution Recognizing Black Women's Equal Pay Day
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: To commemorate Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes how long into 2019 Black women must work to make what white, non-Hispanic men made in 2018, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Chair of the Education and Labor Committee's Workforce Protections Subcommittee, as well as Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), and   more

Rep. Foxx Applauds North Carolina Law to Expand Health Care Options for Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, praised North Carolina's enactment of Senate Bill 86, which provides additional opportunities for small businesses to join together and form association health plans (AHPs), giving small businesses greater ability to provide their employees  more

Rep. Foxx Leads Letter to DOL, Seeks Reforms to Address Skills Gap
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, along with 19 Republican Members of Congress, sent a letter (https://republicans-edlabor.house.gov/UploadedFiles/8.23.2019_IRAP_Comment_Letter.pdf) to the Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Secretary Pizzella seeking changes to a new apprentices  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Invitation of Rowan County Little League Softball Team to Visit White House
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the Rowan County Little League Softball team received an invitation to visit the White House for winning the 2019 Little League Softball World Series title: "I want to thank President Trump for inviting our Rowan County Little League Softball team to the White House for this incredible honor. "These young ladies are world champions and deserve a national celebration." * * * Rep.   more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on Rep. Duffy Resignation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wisconsin, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, announced his resignation from Congress to support his family as they await the arrival of their ninth child: "I remember meeting Sean early in his run for Congress. He was a young prosecutor in northwe  more

Sen. Burr Issues Statement on Sen. Isakson's Resignation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement regarding the resignation announcement by Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia: "For nearly twenty years, Johnny has been a trusted colleague and a true friend. "We have served together on several committees, including Veterans Affairs, Finance, and HELP, and worked side-by-side on some of the most challenging issues facing the health and future of our country. "Whether fighting for America's seniors, veter  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Proposal for Fed to Meddle in Election to Defeat President Trump
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement after Bill Dudley, ex-vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, proposed that the Fed meddle in the presidential election to defeat President Trump: "I am very disappointed that former Fed monetary Vice Chairman Bill Dudley is lobbying the Fed to use its authority as a political weapon against President Trump. "The President is standing up for America ag  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Resignation of Sen. Isakson
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, announced that he is resigning at the end of 2019: "Senator Johnny Isakson is one of the kindest and most decent human beings and public servants I've had the honor of working with. "Johnny has been an outstanding chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, always forging bipartisa  more

Sen. Tillis Previews Bill to Address State Administration's Failure to Distribute Hurricane Matthew Assistance to North Carolinians Still Waiting for Help
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: A new video released today by the office of Senator Thom Tillis highlights the stories of North Carolinians still trying to get their lives back to normal nearly three years after Hurricane Matthew caused historic flooding damage. The video shows the consequences of the state administration's failure to distribute CDBG-DR federal assistance to communities in a timely manner, funds that w  more

The Charlotte Observer on Walker: 'He Rejected 'Send Her Back' Chant. Can This Congressman Help GOP With Its Race Problem?'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) was featured in The Charlotte Observer in a story about how he, "a member of Republican leadership, wants more of his Republican colleagues to engage in similar ways [as he does] with communities of color." "Look back a few decades ago when our black brothers and sisters needed us to be able to drink out of the same water fountain or sit down at the same lunch   more

Tillis Announces Bill to Expedite Hurricane Matthew Assistance for North Carolinians Still Waiting for Help
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Tillis Legislation Will Allow HUD To Allocate CDBG-DR Funds Directly To Local Communities If The State Government Fails To Distribute The Assistance In A Timely Manner * * * Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined leaders at the N.C. General Assembly, including Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, Speaker Tim Moore, State Senators Harry Brown and Danny Britt, and the Co-Ch  more

Walker Works to Close Skills Gap and Expand Job Training for Workers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) signed a letter led by Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) to the Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Secretary Pizzella seeking changes to a new apprenticeship program, known as the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). The letter applauds DOL's efforts to give apprenticeship programs greater flexibility to better address our nation's growing skill  more