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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 13 items )  

GAO Denies Protest by ACLC of Fayetteville, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by ACLC of Fayetteville, North Carolina. According to the GAO, ACLC "protests the award of a contract to 1Prospect Technologies, LLC (1Prospect), an 8(a) small business of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, under request for proposals (RFP) No. H92239-18-R-0011, issued by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Army), for medical training and support services at the Joint Special Operations Medical  more

GAO Issues Report on Head Start Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Head Start program. The report (GAO-19-519) is titled "Head Start: Action Needed to Enhance Program Oversight and Mitigate Significant Fraud and Improper Payment Risks". The report was sent to Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, Republican leader of the House Education and Labor Committee, on Sept. 13. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report. What GAO Found: "GAO's 15 covert tests at a non  more

Rep. Budd Issues Statement on $500,000 Grant for Rowan Regional Crime Intelligence Center in Salisbury, North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the announcement that Salisbury, North Carolina, has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant for the Rowan Regional Crime Intelligence Center: On June 6, 2019, Rep. Budd sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance urging them to award these dollars to Rowan County so that cities like Salirbury can better, "address rising numbers of violent crimes." Budd said: "Eve  more

Rep. Butterfield Celebrates Retirement of Judge Elkins
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 1, celebrating the retirement of Judge Augustus Burns Elkins II: I rise to celebrate the retirement of Augustus Burns Elkins, II, an Administrative law Judge, who retired on September 30, 2019, from the Office of Administrative Hearings after 35 years of service to the State of North Carolina. Judge Elkins received his Bachelor of Arts from the University o  more

Rep. Foxx Calls for Hearing to Examine Head Start Fraud
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__house.us19.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D242c4a1c0560b7d513ce7962f-26id-3Dc60967b0e4-26e-3D97c4ef402c&d=DwMFaQ&c=L93KkjKsAC98uTvC4KvQDdTDRzAeWDDRmG6S3YXllH0&r=zbSXJpl3yGgDHcjfvf6huxZ5xAfqwpYpFMYJCaQbHY  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after her bill, the Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act (H.R. 1271), was introduced on a bipartisan basis in the Senate by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina: "I am deeply grateful to Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis for their bipartisan effort to advance this important legislation in the Senate. "Earlier this year, the House passed the VET HP  more

Rep. Lucas: Rep. Greg Murphy of North Carolina Joins House Science Committee
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Oklahoma, ranking Republican member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, issued the following news release: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas welcomed Congressman Greg Murphy of North Carolina to the Committee. "I'm happy to welcome Representative Greg Murphy to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee," said Ranking Member Frank Lucas. "As a physician, Greg has a unique perspective on the   more

Rep. Price Congratulates Judge Elkins on His Retirement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 1, congratulating Judge Augustus Burns Elkins II on his retirement: I rise today to recognize Augustus Burns Elkins II, an Administrative Law judge in my district, who on September 30, 2019 retired after 35 years of public service. Judge Elkins' service is one of dedication to his home state of North Carolina and the nation. He worked as Staff Judge Advocate in   more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement After California Gov. Newsom Signed Fair Pay to Play Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-California, signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law, making it illegal for California universities to revoke a student athlete's scholarship or eligibility for earning compensation from the use of their name, image and likeness: "For far too long, the NCAA has arbitrarily set a sham definition of amateurism to strip college athletes of the rights to their own names and self-wor  more

Sen. Burr Issues Statement on Confirmation Scalia as Labor Secretary
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Eugene Scalia to serve as the Labor Secretary: "I was pleased to support Mr. Eugene Scalia's nomination to be the next Secretary of Labor. Mr. Scalia's experience as a renowned labor and regulatory attorney and his service as the Solicitor of Labor have more than prepared him to lead this important department. I have confidence Mr. Scalia will work diligently to support a strong  more

Sen. Tillis Applauds President Trump for Granting North Carolina's Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded President Trump for granting Governor Cooper's disaster declaration for North Carolina and ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency wor  more

Sens. Coons, Tillis Issue Statement on Anniversary of Khashoggi's Murder
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Delaware, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement: "One year ago today, U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. "Inside that diplomatic facility, he was brutally murdered in what the United Nations has deemed an 'extrajudicial execution.' "We must hold accountable those responsible for Jamal's murder and t  more

Walker on Tucker Carlson Tonight: House Democrats Are Putting Illegal Immigrants Before American Veterans
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson to discuss House Democrats prioritizing illegal immigrants over American veterans after they passed H.R. 3525, U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act. "Yeah and do it in 90 days even though we know it's going to take several years for veterans. I've been to the border myself, I have seen the good work," Walker said dur  more