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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 5 items )  

House Judiciary Committee Issues Testimony From Southern Coalition for Social Justice
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The House Judiciary Committee issued the following testimony by Kareem Crayton, executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, at a field hearing entitled "Discriminatory Barriers to Voting": "Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony on this important topic. I am the Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which is a non-profit social justice organization based in Durham, North Carolina. Our work brings together  more

Rep. Butterfield Issues Statement on State Court Opinion Finding Legislative Districts to Be Political Gerrymanders
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the North Carolina Superior Court released an opinion finding legislative districts to be political gerrymanders and in violation of the state's Constitution: "On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a dangerous decision when they ruled that partisan gerrymandering claims are beyond the reach of the federal courts. "This decision put America's democratic process at significant risk and  more

Rep. Meadows Issues Statement on Justice IG Report on Ex-FBI Director Comey
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the Justice Inspector General's report regarding ex-FBI Director James Comey: "Today's Inspector General report on former FBI Director James Comey is deeply troubling, and yet another disturbing reminder of how the director deliberately used his position of power to target a President he personally didn't like. "By leaking his confidential communications with President Trump, improperly disclosing FB  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Hurricane Dorian
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 5 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on Hurricane Dorian: "As Hurricane Dorian makes its way across North Carolina, we are seeing our first responders and local, state and federal officials working around the clock to ensure the safety of North Carolinians. "It is vital that every North Carolinian follows the evacuation orders and warnings of the Governor and local governments and also be mindful of tornado warnings. "While h  more

Tillis, Senate Republicans Send Unified Message Against Democrats' Court-Packing Threat
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and all 51 Senate Republicans in sending a letter to the Supreme Court of the United States condemning Democrats' recent threats to pack the Supreme Court. Full text of the letter can be found below and here. "Democrats in Congress, and on the presiden  more