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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 26 items )  

Chairwoman Adams Issues Statement at Hearing on Future of Work
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The Education and Labor subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, and subcommittee on Workforce Protections issued the following statement by Chairwoman Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, at a joint hearing entitled "Future of Work: Preserving Worker Protections in the Modern Economy": "The foundational federal protections for workers -including fair wages, reasonable hours, and safe workplaces - are grounded in two key employment laws: The Fair Labor Standard  more

Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) introduced a resolution that would designate today as a nati  more

GAO Issues Report on Local Update of Census Addresses Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the status of Local Update of Census Addresses program. The report (GAO-20-17) is titled "2020 Census: Actions Needed to Improve Census Bureau's Process for Working with Governments to Build Address List". The report was sent to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Virginia, chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, ranking  more

House Homeland Security Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Tackling Human Trafficking
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism issued the following hearing information: Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts at Old County Courthouse, Greensboro, North Carolina at 9 a.m. on Oct. 28: Witnesses * Christine Shaw Long, Executive Director, North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission, North Carolina Judicial Branch * Ronnie A. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Sec  more

McHenry Introduces Legislation to Spur Financial Innovation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Ranking Republican of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 4767, the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2019. This legislation will modernize and streamline how innovators interact with regulators. "Not only is financial innovation critical to our nation's competitiveness, but it also makes it easier for all Americans to take   more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement at Hearing on Facebook Impact on Financial Services Sector
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing on Facebook's impact on the financial services sector with CEO Mark Zuckerberg: "Today is a trial on American innovation. "There's a growing concern about the role that technology plays in our lives. "Yes, technology has led to greater prosperity, more freedom of expression, and the ability to transcend the limi  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement at Hearing on Housing Finance Reform
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing on housing finance reform: Witnesses at the hearing included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria. "Let me begin by saying this: this is a powerful opportunity for bipartisan cooperation. "We   more

Rep. McHenry on Unchained: I Want the Default to Be 'Yes' to Innovation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee Patrick McHenry (NC-10) appeared on Laura Shin's cryptocurrency podcast, Unchained, to discuss his newly reintroduced bill, the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2019, to modernize and streamline how innovators interact with regulators. To listen to the full po  more

Rep. McHenry Supports American Innovation at Facebook Hearing With CEO Mark Zuckerburg
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on Facebook's impact on the financial services sector with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Republican Leader of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered opening remarks highlighting the importance of continuing to spur innovation here in the United States. Watch McHenry's remarks by clicking her  more

Rep. McHenry: Republicans Press Zuckerberg on Facebook's Financial Innovation Outlook
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled, An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors, in which members had the opportunity to discuss the future of Project Libra with Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Throughout the hearing, Committee Republicans thoughtfully   more

Rep. McHenry: Top Republican Leads Effort to Spur Financial Innovation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the lead Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), reintroduced the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2019 (https://republicans-financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/mchenr_045_xml.pdf) to modernize and streamline how innovators interact with regulators. "Not only is financial in  more

Rep. Walker Honors Greensboro Youth Coach as Community Hero of the Month
OAK RIDGE, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Greensboro's Altareit Miller as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for October 2019. Each month, Rep. Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them. Altareit Miller has been coaching youth sports since 1  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement After Voting to Censure Rep. Schiff
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina,issued the following statement after voting to censure Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-California: "Adam Schiff has done more to discredit Congress than Joseph McCarthy. Both have trafficked in false accusations and railroaded witnesses, at least McCarthy had the nerve to hold public hearings. "Americans deserve better than made up claims of collusion evidence, falsified transcripts, secret meetings with a politically-motivated whistleblower, an  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement Congratulating Guilford County Schools, Rockingham County Schools
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 20 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement congratulating Guilford County Schools and Rockingham County Schools on being awarded a combined $1,000,097 for school security by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' 2019 School Violence Prevention Program: "It's of the utmost importance our children feel safe while learning, and that our communities and law enforcement officials are empowered with resources to keep our sch  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement Regarding Hearing on Human Trafficking in Greensboro, North Carolina
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism announced that a field hearing on combatting human trafficking will be in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Oct. 28: "Though I am proud of the success we have had in combatting human trafficking, we must do more to ensure that this moral injustice ends and that perpetrators see prosecution. "I am looking forwa  more

Sen. Graham: Senate GOP Condemns House of Representatives' Closed Door Impeachment Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following news release: This week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a Senate Resolution condemning the House of Representatives' closed door impeachment inquiry. The measure is sponsored by 50 Republican Senators. * Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): "...the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is breaking critica  more

Sen. Tillis Attends White House Meeting With Secretary Wilkie on Veteran Suicide Prevention
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) attended a bipartisan meeting at the White House with VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to discuss his national conversation on veteran suicide. In August, Senator Tillis and Secretary Wilkie toured Eastern North Carolina and visited the Wilmington VA Clinic to talk about combatting veteran suicide. Watch a video of Senator Tillis discussing the White House meeting here  more

Sen. Tillis Chairs Judiciary Hearing on Sanctuary Cities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I want to thank Senator Tillis for bringing this to the Judiciary Committee's attention, I look forward to trying to send a signal to sanctuary communities when it comes to violent criminals that they need to change their game." - Sen. Ted Cruz: "Let me thank Senator Tillis for introducing his legislation. I am a co-sponsor of the legislation that says if you are an Amer  more

Sen. Tillis Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Prevent Mass Violence
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: This week, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and promoting our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act in an effort to reduce mass violence and make communities safer. "We must do everything we can to ensure the safety of North Carolinians and he  more

Sen. Tillis Co-Sponsors Resolution Condemning the House's Closed-Door Impeachment Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis, along with 43 other Senate Republicans introduced a Senate Resolution condemning the House of Representatives' closed-door impeachment process. "We have already seen the transcript and the complaint, and there is no basis to open an impeachment inquiry," said Senator Tillis. "It is telling that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have broken with historical precedent by refu  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on GAO Ruling Holding Federal Reserve Accountable
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the Government Accountability Office ruling that guidance letters issued by the Federal Reserve imposing the framework for consolidated supervision of large financial institutions is out of compliance with the Congressional Review Act: * * * - GAO ruled the Federal Reserve is out of compliance with the Congressional Review Act * * * Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement on   more

Sen. Tillis Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Religious Liberty
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and over 40 members of Congress signed an amicus brief in support of the First Amendment rights of Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington. The brief argues the state court's decision in Arlene's Flowers v. Washington conflicts with First Amendment precedent protecting artistic works and prohibiting the government from compelling expr  more

Sen. Tillis: ICE Announces Mecklenburg County Shielding Dangerous Criminals With Sanctuary Policies
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provided the public with examples of illegal immigrants who have been detained for committing serious crimes in Mecklenburg County. Due to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's sanctuary policy, ICE's detainer requests will be ignored and the individuals charged with serious crimes, who have a high probability of reoffending and harmin  more

Sen. Tillis: The Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2019
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today in Charlotte, Senators Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley and Representatives Dan Bishop and Ted Budd announced that they will be formally introducing the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act next week. The bill will clarify the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) detainer authority, clearly establish the authority of states and localities to maintain custody in cases in which a detainer has been  more

Sens. Whitehouse, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), along with Senators John Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) introduced a resolution that would designat  more

Tillis, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Many of the victims of the atrocity were residents of Jacksonville, North Carolina * * * Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Doug Jones (D-AL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Bob Casey (D-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a resolution that would  more