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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement on CBO's Score for Democrats' Socialized Drug Pricing Scheme
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office's score for the Democrats' prescription drug pricing scheme (H.R. 3): "Lowering prescription drugs costs for American patients, workers, and families should and can be a bipartisan effort. "Instead, Democrats are pushing H.R. 3, a radical scheme that eliminates choice and competition, and jeopardizes  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Plan to Introduce Legislation to Impose Severe Sanctions on Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement announcing that he plans to join his colleagues to introduce legislation to impose severe sanctions on Turkey after the country launched military operations in northern Syria and against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces: "I am sickened by Turkey's attack on our Kurdish allies. "This invasion is a direct threat to our national security and it will pave the way for ISIS to reemerge. "Erdogan needs to back do  more

Rep. Meadows Issues Statement on Ambassador Sondland Deposition
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Gordon Sondland's absence before the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee's scheduled deposition: "I want to hear from Ambassador Gordon Sondland and anticipate we will in the near future. And from what we've seen, I fully expect his testimony to corroborate the information we heard from Ambassador Volker last week: that there was no quid pro quo, no pressuring of the Ukrainia  more

Rep. Meadows Praises President Trump's Executive Order on Regulation Rollback
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) applauded President Donald J. Trump's announcement on executive orders related to regulatory guidance documents, bringing transparency and fairness to the regulation process. Under previous administrations, federal agencies frequently used "guidance documents" as an off-the-books method for government regulations to be imposed with minimal pushback or delay. Essentiall  more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on Retirement of Rep. Lowey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement on the retirement of Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York: "It's been an honor to work closely with Chairwoman Nita Lowey on the Appropriations Committee for many years. "Through difficult budget disputes of recent years, I've watched as Chairwoman Lowey struck a delicate balance -- working to build consensus while   more

Sen. Burr Issues Statement on Turkish Action in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on Turkish action in Syria: "The Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces have been brave and stalwart partners in the fight against ISIS, and we should never abandon those who have fought beside us. "ISIS may be debilitated and its territory dismantled, but the threat is not yet destroyed. "Turkey's actions will only empower our common enemy, furthe  more

Sen. Burr: Senate Intel Committee Releases Bipartisan Report on Russia's Use of Social Media
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - The second volume in the Committee's bipartisan Russia investigation outlines Russia's efforts to sow discord during 2016 U.S. presidential election * * * Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released a new report titled, "Russia's Use of Social Media." It is the second volume released in the Committee's bipartisan i  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Anniversary of Kavanaugh Swearing-In as Supreme Court Associate Justice
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh being sworn-in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court: As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tillis played a vital role in advancing Kavanaugh's confirmation and pushing back against a concerted effort by the left to destroy Kavanaugh's reputation and defeat his confirmation. During the Kavanaugh hearings, Tillis predicted the sme  more

Sen. Tillis Jumps With U.S. Army's Golden Knights
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Oct. 6 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) jumped with Major General Frank M. Muth and the United States Army Parachute Team, also known as the Golden Knights, based out of Fort Bragg. Tillis' jump with the Golden Knights was his second visit to Fort Bragg in the last two weeks. Senator Tillis previously held a town hall at Fort Bragg to discuss issues affecting military families. Wa  more

Sens. Burr, Tillis Issue Statement on FEMA Response to N.C. Request for Individual Assistance After Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following joint statement on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to North Carolina's request for individual assistance following Hurricane Dorian: "Yesterday, following FEMA's announcement that four North Carolina counties do not qualify for individual assistance, our offices met with representatives from N.C. "Emergency Management and Governor Cooper's office to discuss ne  more

Tillis Seeks Answers on Status of Criminal Prosecutions of False Allegations Made During Kavanaugh Nomination
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Tne year after the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a group of senators are seeking updates from the Justice Department on the status of criminal referrals made by the committee in the course of and after the last year's confirmation process. Senators Tillis, Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John   more