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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 34 items )  

Butterfield Introduces Bill to Protect Redistricting Process From Misuse of Citizenship Data
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a bill prohibiting the United States Census Bureau from including any citizenship information in the data it provides to states for congressional redistricting. The bill is a companion to an identical bill introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Cory Booker. "The Trump Administration has proven to be untrustworthy and all too will  more

Butterfield Introduces Bill to Support Children With Cancer and Other Rare Diseases
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield, along with the other co-chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Representatives Michael McCaul (TX-10), Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) introduced the Creating Hope Reauthorization Act. The Caucus Leadership is joined by original co-sponsors Representatives Eliot Engel (NY-16), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Richard Hudson (NC-08), Bo  more

Foxx, Comer Applaud DOL Rule to Protect Religious Liberty
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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) and Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Republican Leaders of the Education and Labor Committee, submitted a comment letter to Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella supporting the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule to protect religious liberty. In the letter, Reps. Foxx and Comer write: "We are committed   more

House Commerce Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations issued the following hearing information: Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes at 2123 Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25: Witnesses Panel I * Norman E. Sharpless, Acting Commissioner Food and Drug Administration * Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Panel II * Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Deputy Director fo  more

House Judiciary Committee Issues Testimony From National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The House Judiciary Committee issued the following testimony by Gina Hawkins, national treasurer of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, at a hearing on oversight of policing practices: "I bring you greetings on behalf of the Executive Board and members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives - NOBLE. My name is Gina Hawkins and I am the National Treasurer of NOBLE and the Chief of Police for the Fayetteville Police Depa  more

House Passes Rep. Adams' FUTURE Act to Secure Funding for HBCUs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, introduced by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus and Congressman Mark Walker (NC-6) passed the House today with broad bipartisan support. The FUTURE Act reauthorizes $255 million in critical fu  more

Rep. Adams: FUTURE Act Headed to Floor for Vote
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, introduced by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus and Congressman Mark Walker (NC-6) is scheduled for a vote on the House floor tonight. The FUTURE Act would reauthorize $255 million in critical   more

Rep. Budd Issues Statement on Introduction of Iron Dome Reinforcement Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after introducing the Iron Dome Reinforcement Act: "The Iron Dome Reinforcement Act of 2019 is important on several fronts, but the primary reason I introduced this legislation is that the idea of my tax dollars going to fund terrorism is repugnant to me. And as your representative, it makes my skin crawl to think your money might be used for that activity. "It has been estimated that between seven and ten  more

Rep. Crist Announces Bill Establishing Coast Guard JROTC in Pinellas Park High School
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Florida, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced H.R. 4413 to establish a United States Coast Guard Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program in Pinellas Park High School. Presently, there are only two other Coast Guard JROTC programs in existence, located at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy (MAST) in Miami, Florida and Camden County/CamTech High School in Elizabeth   more

Rep. Foxx Announces Benefits Workshop for Seniors
WASHINGTON, North Carolina, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host a benefits workshop for senior citizens on October 11, from 1-3pm, at the Watauga County Public Library. "As the open-enrollment period for Medicare approaches, this workshop will include timely information for beneficiaries and their families," Foxx said. "Seniors in North Carolina's 5th District are invited to learn about opportunities to help  more

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement at Full Committee Markup of Dignity in Aging Act, School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following opening statement at a full committee markup of the Dignity in Aging Act (H.R. 4334) and School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act (H.R. 4301): "Today we will markup two bills. One is the product of diligent, bipartisan hard work and shows the good that can come from working together. The other, unfortunately, turns a serious issue into a pol  more

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement on Democrats' Socialized Drug Pricing Scheme
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement on the Democrats' socialized prescription drug pricing scheme (H.R. 3): "Excessive drug prices have placed significant financial burdens on patients and their families. "This challenging issue requires a serious bipartisan approach. "Unfortunately, today's partisan bill is just the latest in a string of aggressive Democrat socialist  more

Rep. Holding Issues Statement on Education Department's Investigation Into Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement regarding the findings of the Education Department's investigation into the Duke-University of North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies: "The Department of Education's findings paint a deeply troubling picture. "The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies' use of federal taxpayer funds to promote a biased, ideologically driven agenda is irresponsible and immoral. "I appreciate the Depart  more

Rep. Hudson Questions NCHSAA Following Probation of North Stanly Cheerleaders
NEW LONDON, North Carolina, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Hudson Questions NCHSAA Following Probation of North Stanly Cheerleaders * * * Today U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), whose district includes Stanly County, sent the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSSA) a letter questioning the probation of North Stanly High School cheerleaders after they were pictured with other students holding a political  more

Rep. McHenry Announces $1,660,187 Homeland Security Grant to Gaston County Fire Departments
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. Department of Homeland Security awards Regional Communications Grant funds to local departments * * * Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced $1,660,187 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to local fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District. This regional grant will benefit every fire department in Gaston County. The application was subm  more

Rep. McHenry Announces $183,848 Homeland Security Grant to Ranlo Fire & Rescue in Gaston County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced $183,848 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District. The grant will go to Ranlo Fire and Rescue in Gaston County and comes in the fourth round of the 2018 fiscal year Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which aims to help firefighters and first responders t  more

Rep. McHenry Announces $434,589 Homeland Security Grant to Claremont Fire Department in Catawba County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced $434,589 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District. The grant will go to the Claremont Fire Department in Catawba County and comes in the fourth round of this year's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant awards. These grants assist local fire  more

Rep. McHenry Announces First Ever Tenth District Congressional App Challenge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced the first ever Tenth District Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) was established by the United States House of Representatives in 2014. This competition encourages middle and high school students to create and submit their own app for the opportunity to receive national recognition. "I am excited to announce t  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on Inter-Affiliate Margin Requirements Amendment
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after regulators announced a proposal to amend inter-affiliate margin requirements: "Republicans have made commonsense regulatory reform a cornerstone of our efforts to spur economic growth and competition. "There has been bipartisan agreement, including from a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman appointed by Presid  more

Rep. McHenry: Republicans Continue to Fight for Commonsense Consumer and Investor Focused Legislation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: This week, the Committee held a markup to consider the following bills: * H.R. 123, the "FHA Additional Credit Pilot Program Reauthorization Act" * H.R. 132, the "North American Development Bank Improvement Act of 2019" * H.R. 4029, the "Tribal Eligibility for Homeless Assistance Grants Act of 2019" * H.R. 4067, the "Financia  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces 'Duplication Scoring Act'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11) introduced the Duplication Scoring Act to eliminate wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars. The bill is a companion to S.2183, introduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), which requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review legislation that has been reported by any Congressional committee to determine if that legislation would duplicate or overl  more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on Death of Journalist Roberts
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement regarding the death of political commentator, journalist, and historian Cokie Roberts: "Lisa and I were saddened to learn of Cokie Roberts' death and express our condolences to her husband Steve and their family. "We have known Cokie through her family's North Carolina and Congressional ties, as well as her work over many years as a uniquely well informed and insightful reporter and commentator on the C  more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Clyburn's Wife
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of activist and librarian Emily England Clyburn, Rep. Jim Clyburn's wife: "Lisa and I are saddened to learn of Dr. Emily England Clyburn's passing. Our good wishes are with our dear friend, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, and their beautiful family during this difficult time. "Emily Clyburn leaves an enduring legacy of service to her home state of South Carolina and to the nation. She and Jim met  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on President Trump's Criminal Justice Reform and Job-Training Efforts
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after he introduced the Prison to Prosperity Act, legislation that codifies President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order 13801 on expanding apprenticeships: "President Trump and conservatives in Congress are working together to make the American workforce an engine of prosperity and bringing hope to communities that have been left behind. "In the Trump presidency, wages are rising, businesses are hiring,   more

Reps. Conaway, Thompson, Rouzer Issue Statements at Hearing on Implementation of Federal Farm, Disaster Programs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, ranking Republican member of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, and David Rouzer, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, issued the following remarks after a joint hearing: Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittees on General Farm Commodities and Risk  more

Reps. Foxx, Walberg Urge Committee Dems to Investigate Union Corruption
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Republican Workforce Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), sent a letter (https://republicans-edlabor.house.gov/UploadedFiles/09.19.2019_-_UAW_letter_to_Committee_Dems.pdf) to Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcomm  more

Sen. Burr Issues Statement on Appointment of O'Brien as National Security Advisor
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on President Trump's appointment of Robert C. O'Brien as national security advisor: "I want to congratulate Mr. O'Brien on his appointment as National Security Advisor and I look forward to working with him. "The National Security Advisor's responsibility is to provide the President with the facts and feedback he needs to make the best decision  more

Sen. Tillis Blasts Democrats For Blocking Military Funding
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) voted in favor of a bill that funds our nation's military, including the largest pay raise for our servicemembers in a decade. Tillis called out Senate Democrats for voting down the funding bill, which also provides funding for vital domestic priorities like combatting the opioid crisis and medical research into cures for deadly diseases. Senator Tillis has been a c  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Inter-Affiliate Margin Requirements
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the change in inter-affiliate margin requirements: "I applaud FDIC Chairman McWilliams and OCC Comptroller Otting for fixing their inter-affiliate margin requirements and aligning with the CFTC, SEC, and other G20 countries. "The needless collection of capital for inter-affiliate transactions implemented by the Obama Administration did not improve risk management and was damaging to end-users, includi  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Justice Kavanaugh
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 16 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on Justice Brett Kavanaugh: "The latest attempt by Democrats to smear the reputation of Justice Kavanaugh and call for his impeachment is an absolute disgrace. "Citing a factually compromised opinion piece, we are seeing Democrats once again abandon due process, fairness, and the presumption of innocence for the sake of scoring political points against President Trump and pandering to the  more

Sens. Burr, Bennet Working to Bring Financial Stability to Americans Battling Terminal Diseases
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Kathryn Manginelli Act, or the Compassionate Retirement Act, which will help provide more financial stability to families battling devastating diagnoses, such as Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS. This legislation will allow families in these circumstances to use retirement savings without incurring an additional 10 percent penalt  more

Sens. Tillis, Hirono, Reps. Takano, Foster Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Improve Office of Technology Assessment
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Reps. Mark Takano (D-CA) and Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would improve and enhance the existing Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) by making it more accessible and responsive to Members' needs. "A revised and reformed Office of   more

Tillis & Burr Lead Congressional Request for Approval of Hurricane Dorian Major Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and Representatives Richard Hudson, David Rouzer, G.K. Butterfield, George Holding, Virginia Foxx, David Price, and Mark Walker sent a letter to President Trump requesting that the administration swiftly approve Governor Cooper's request for an expedited Major Disaster Declaration in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. "As Members of Congress  more

Tillis Named to Conference Committee for 2020 Military Funding Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Personnel, has been appointed to the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which authorizes defense spending and sets the policy and priorities for our military. The conference committee will focus on rectifying the   more