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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Burr, Manchin Introduce Bill to Protect Amateur Motorsports From Devastating Regulations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced S. 2602, Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, which preserves American motorsports by stopping regulatory overreach by the federal government. American motorsports began with amateur racers converting regular vehicles into racecars, a legacy that continues to this day. In 2015, however, the Obama Administration propo  more

Pastor Andrew Brunson Delivers Opening Prayer in U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Pastor Andrew Brunson delivered the opening prayer in the United States Senate to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his release from Turkish custody. Senator Tillis invited Pastor Brunson and worked throughout 2018 to help secure his release. Pastor Brunson, a North Carolina native, was facing an effective life sentence in Turkey, falsely accused of crimes he did not commit. Watch an inte  more

Rep. Butterfield Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "A powerful and compassionate voice for the voiceless; today, we have lost a giant and true champion of the people. I have been proud to serve in Congress alongside my colleague Elijah Cummings and honored to call him friend. "This is a devastating loss for the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, for the nation and for Congress. Elijah Cummings  more

Rep. Butterfield: Durham Federal Courthouse Naming Ceremony-John Hervey Wheeler
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Congressman Butterfield joined with the Durham, North Carolina community and the family of the famed banker and attorney John Hervey Wheeler to celebrate the naming of the city's federal courthouse after the late North Carolina-native and civil rights leader. Congressman Butterfield led the official unveiling of the sign on the newly designated John Hervey Wheeler U.S. Courthouse durin  more

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement at Markup of Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following opening statement at a committee markup of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Before I begin, I want to take a moment to recognize Rep. Elijah Cummings. As someone who served with him on the Oversight and Reform Committee, I'm well aware of his passion for public service. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. "Workers and families a  more

Rep. Foxx: Democrats Advance Pelosi's Socialist Drug Pricing Scheme
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Committee Democrats convened a markup of H.R. 3, a radical drug pricing scheme that eliminates choice and competition, and jeopardizes innovation, investment, and access to future cures. "H.R. 3 is nothing more than a down payment on Medicare for All, a government-run health care system that would eliminate private insuranc  more

Rep. Hudson Intros Bipartisan Bill to Bring Oversight to VA's Electronic Health Records Implementation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC), Fort Bragg's Congressman and a voice for veterans, introduced the bipartisan Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act (H.R. 4693), legislation to ensure veterans have access to seamless electronic health records across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) health systems: "V  more

Rep. McHenry Announces Republican Committee Leadership Transitions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), announced the following changes to the committee's Republican leadership team: Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance - Steve Stivers (OH-15) Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Se  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Remarks at Hearing on Semi-Annual Report of Consumer Bureau
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following remarks: Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to conduct its semi-annual review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Despite CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger's work to enhance financial innovation, protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices, and address the Bureau's fundamental structural issues  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on Death of House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "I am saddened to hear about the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings. "I got to know Chairman Cummings during my time serving on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "While Elijah was a tough partisan with whom I rarely agreed, he was a decent and thoughtful man who always conducted hi  more

Rep. McHenry: Let's Stop With Empty Bills and Get to Work for the American People
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: This week, Democrats continued to push partisan, ill-conceived legislation through the House of Representatives. H.R. 1815, the "SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act" and H.R. 3624, the "Outsourcing Accountability Act," neither of which will help everyday investors or strengthen our public markets, dominated this week's discus  more

Rep. Meadows Recognize Taiwan's National Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 11, recognizing Taiwan's National Day: I rise today to recognize Taiwan's National Day. On October 10th, Taiwan celebrated the 108th anniversary of the Republic of China. On the occasion of Taiwan's National Day, I congratulate the people of Taiwan on this important anniversary and express the sincere commitment of our nation and Congress to the bilateral relat  more

Rep. Price: Two Price Bills Included in Landmark 'College Affordability Act'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC), a former college professor, joined the House Committee on Education and Labor to introduce the College Affordability Act, a comprehensive overhaul of our nation's higher education system. This reauthorization of the Higher Education Act incorporates two of Congressman Price's bills: the Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act (H.R. 2562) and the  more

Rep. Walker Highlighted for Putting People Over Politics and Building Bridges in North Carolina
PITTSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 13 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) was recently highlighted for his focus on placing people over politics and bridging traditional political and cultural divides in a two-part series by the Chatham News + Record. "I believe individual liberty and opportunity should be provided for all of our communities," Walker said during the interview. "That was my fundamental belief, and I ha  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement After Co-Sponsoring Legislation to Sanction Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after co-sponsoring legislation to sanction Turkey on their military action in Syria: "It's time to start rethinking our relationship with Turkey. "American allies do not imprison U.S. citizens on false charges, like North Carolina Pastor Andrew Brunson. "American allies do not boast about human rights violations and acts of aggression against U.S. interests. "President Erdogan can change course, or Am  more

Rep. Walker to Host Jay Bilas and Former College Athletes for Roundtable Discussion on Student-Athlete Equity Act and NCAA Reform
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) on Tuesday will host a roundtable discussion with ESPN analyst and former college basketball player Jay Bilas, former NFL and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes, U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and thought leaders in college athletics reforms. In March, Walker introduced the Student-Athlete Equity Act bi-partisan legislation t  more

Reps. Foxx, Smucker Issue Statement on Democrats' Partisan Higher Education Legislation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Pennsylvania, criticizing the Democrats' introduction of partisan higher education legislation: "This bill does not address the underlying issue of exploding college costs. "In fact, by increasing burdensome requirements and bureaucratic red tape the Democrats' bill will contribute to rising college co  more

Reps. Foxx, Walden, Brady Op-Ed: Speaker Pelosi, Together With Dems, We Can Lower Drug Prices - Let's Get to Work
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: In case you missed it, below is a Fox op-ed by the top Republicans on the three House committees that work on health care: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) on the Ways and Means Committee. The op-ed argues that C  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Pastor Brunson Release
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Pastor Andrew Brunson's release from Turkish custody: Throughout 2018, Senator Tillis worked to help secure the release of Pastor Brunson, who was facing an effective life sentence in Turkey, accused of crimes he did not commit. Senator Tillis has also invited Pastor Brunson to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to mark the anniversary. In February, Sen  more

Sen. Tillis Sends Letter Urging Senate to Take Up Landmark Retirement Legislation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tim Scott (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cory Gardner (R-CO) Rob Portman (R-OH), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging immediate Senate consideration of the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or SECURE Act. "This bipartisan legislation would expand access to  more

Sens. Tillis, Burr Issue Statement on FEMA Response on N.C. Request for Assistance After Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, and Richard Burr, 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 nex  more

Tillis Joins Bipartisan Effort to Expand Access to Care and Resources for Families With Alzheimer's
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: This week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a bipartisan group of senators urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them. Senator Tillis served as a caregiver to his grandmother who b  more