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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 75 items )  

Chairman Rose Issues Statement at Hearing on Tackling Human Trafficking
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism issued the following testimony by Chairman Max Rose, D-New York, at a field hearing entitled "Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts": "I'm happy to be here in North Carolina - great to be here in your beautiful state. You've treated this New Yorker well. "And trust me, it's always nice to leave DC. It has been a pleasure servi  more

GAO Issues Report on Agencies IT Workforce Planning Practices
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on government-wide review of information technology workforce planning. The report (GAO-20-129) is titled "Information Technology: Agencies Need to Fully Implement Key Workforce Planning Activities". 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 member o  more

GAO Issues Report on Religious-Based Hate Crimes on College Campuses
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on religious-based hate crimes on college campuses. The report (GAO-20-6) is titled "Religious-Based Hate Crimes: DOJ Needs to Improve Support to Colleges Given Increasing Reports on Campuses". The report was sent to Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, on Oct. 25. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report  more

House Homeland Security Subcommittee Issues Testimony From ICE on Tackling Human Trafficking
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism issued the following testimony by Ronnie A. Martinez, special agent in charge for homeland security investigations in the Charlotte office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at a field hearing entitled "Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts": "Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the role of   more

House Homeland Security Subcommittee Issues Testimony From North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism issued the following testimony by Christine Shaw Long, executive director of the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission, at a field hearing entitled "Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts": "Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today on this critically important topic. It is an honor to speak on behalf of th  more

House Homeland Security Subcommittee Issues Testimony From North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism issued the following testimony by Carl Wall, special agent in charge of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation's Human Trafficking Unit, at a field hearing entitled "Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts": "Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today on the issues of Human Trafficking in North Carolina.   more

House Homeland Security Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Randolph County Sheriff's Office
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism issued the following testimony by Col. Aundrea Azelton, chief deputy at the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, at a field hearing entitled "Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts": "It is both an honor and a privilege to testify before you today on this incredibly important issue on behalf of Sheriff Greg Seabolt and the many ded  more

House Passes McHenry's Bipartisan Crowdfunding Bill to Support Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4860, the Crowdfunding Amendments Act (https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20191028/BILLS-116hr-SUS.pdf). This legislation, introduced by the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), will ensure investment crowdfunding can best support Ameri  more

Rep Budd Issues Statement on House Vote on Impeachment Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the vote on the House resolution on the impeachment inquiry: "Today I voted against the House impeachment resolution. Unfortunately, all this resolution does is put a new coat of paint on a biased impeachment process. "This resolution does not change the fundamental facts about this saga. We have the transcript of the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian President. "During the call, th  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "It is with great sadness that I mourn the loss of former United States Senator, and General Assembly colleague, Janet Kay Hagan. "Senator Hagan was a champion for all people, supporting legislation that expanded the rights of women, immigrants, veterans and members of the LGBTQ community. "She fought tirelessly for gun reform and improved access to   more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on House Impeachment Resolution Vote
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the House impeachment resolution vote: "Today, I was happy to join my colleagues in approving a resolution to reaffirm our ongoing impeachment inquiry by a vote of 232-196. "This resolution ensures transparency by enabling public hearings and makes clear that President Trump has the opportunity to defend himself in impeachment proceedings. "Despite unprecedented obstruction by the President and his  more

Rep. Budd Announces $500,000 Federal Grant for Salisbury, NC
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) today announced 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 crime  more

Rep. Budd Issues Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after Special Forces conducted an operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "The United States has taken out the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "God bless our courageous special forces who conducted this operation. "Let this be a lesson to the enemies of America: There is no place for evil to hide. "America will never relent in pursuing justice. "  more

Rep. Budd Issues Statement on Introduction of CODE Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after introducing the CTE Outcome Data Enhancement Act with Rep. Dan Bishop, R-North Carolina: "Apprenticeships play an integral role in preparing the next generation of American workers. With more job openings than job seekers for the first time in our country's history, it's imperative that there are high salary, low-debt learning opportunities available to students from all backgrounds. "Currently, there   more

Rep. Budd, Introduces Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act Alongside Sens. Tillis & Grassley, and Reps. Bishop & Hudson
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act along with Senator Tillis (R-NC), Senator Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC). The bill provides reimbursement of detention costs to jurisdictions that comply with ICE detainers, indemnifies sheriffs against wrongful detention claims made by third parties, and clarifies the a  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Affordable Housing Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Rep. Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 4956, the Finding Market-Based and Local Solutions to Ensure Access to Housing Act. The bill codifies President Trump's Executive Order 13878, Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing issued in June 2019. The Executive Order aims to assist federal, state, local and tribal governments with recognizing and  more

Rep. Foxx Issues Statement at Markup of College Affordability Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement at the markup of the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674): "Our nation's postsecondary education system is in desperate need of comprehensive reform. Congress can no longer rubber stamp a law first created over 50 years ago. Unfortunately, the legislation we are considering today, the so-called College Affordability Act, puts politics  more

Rep. Foxx: Democrats Pass the College #unAffordability Act at the Expense of Students
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, House Committee Education and Labor Democrats passed the so-called College Affordability Act. This partisan legislation will contribute to exploding college costs, exacerbate our nation's skills gap, and allow failing programs to go unchecked. This approach will force students to spend more to learn less. "Students and fami  more

Rep. Foxx: House Passes Bipartisan Dignity in Aging Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history and our nation's senior population is expected to double by 2060. The House today passed the Dignity in Aging Act (H.R. 4334), bipartisan legislation that provides critical social and nutrition services to millions of older Americans. "H.R.   more

Rep. Holding Condemns Russian President Putin's Human Right Abuses
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 28, condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin's human right abuses: I rise today to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners in the Russian Federation, and to commemorate an important anniversary. Sixteen years ago last week, on October 25, 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested at gunpoint by special forces of the Kremlin. At the time  more

Rep. Holding Issues Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after U.S. special forces executed a mission to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "We owe an immense debt of gratitude to our incredible Special Forces and intelligence professionals who brought Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - the ruthless leader of ISIS - to justice. "The world is a safer place today because of their extraordinary bravery, skill, and service."  more

Rep. Holding Issues Statement on Situation in Jammu, Kashmir
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir: I rise today to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. As we all have seen, the Indian parliament passed legislation last month changing the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. They modified provisions that were an obstacle to economic development and promoted a sense of separatism. Up until rece  more

Rep. Hudson Issues Statement on Introduction of Bill to Ensure Quality Care for Veterans
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after introducing the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act (H.R. 4858): "I want veterans to have the best health care out there. "This legislation is a common sense step to hold accountable providers with a revoked license who treated veterans and to ensure veterans received proper treatment and care." This bill, which Rep. Hudson introduced with Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05), would require the Vet  more

Rep. Hudson to Attend Medal of Honor Ceremony for Fort Bragg Soldier
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today at 5:00 PM EDT, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Weapons Sergeant in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As Fort Bragg's Congressman, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) will join the president for this special ceremony. Master Sgt. Williams is assigned t  more

Rep. McHenry Bill to Support Small Businesses Passes House
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Last night, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan H.R. 4860, the Crowdfunding Amendments Act. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, will ensure investment crowdfunding can best support American small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital. "We all agree small businesses and e  more

Rep. McHenry: Democrats Vote to Allow Taxpayer-Backed Financing of the Chinese Communist Party
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: This week, Committee Democrats abandoned an opportunity to consider a bipartisan Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank reauthorization deal, which included provisions to combat the Communist Party of China's abhorrent human rights abuses, military aggression, and plan to dominate the global economy. The Committee instead held a mark up to c  more

Rep. McHenry: Why Should the Communist Party of China Receive Financing Backed by American Taxpayers?
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- 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 will consider Democrats' H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (https://financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-116hr4863ih-u2.pdf), a partisan bill to reauthorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. This comes after Democrats walked away from a bipartisan   more

Rep. Meadows Introduces H.R. 4839, the CHILD Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: This week, Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) introduced H.R. 4839, the Caring Homes and Improved Lives for Dependents (CHILD) Act--a bill that will provide opportunity and safety for children from broken homes or separated families. The CHILD Act allows for a child that has attained 6 years of age, and is removed from their home, to be placed in a foster family or a cottage home where 12 or fewer kids live,   more

Rep. Murphy Amendment Passes Unanimously in Higher Education Act Markup
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Gregory Murphy, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03) offered an amendment to promote transparency in higher education expense reporting, which was adopted unanimously by a vote of 47-0 on Thursday. The amendment would require colleges and universities that increase non-instructional spending by more than five percent annually to disclose the increase to current and prospective students. Additionally, it requires an anal  more

Rep. Murphy Announces Open House for Jacksonville District Office
GREENVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Gregory Murphy, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) announced he will host an open house at his new district office in Jacksonville, N.C., which will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The event will begin at 3:00PM and end at 4:30PM. Constituents of the Third District and members of the press are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. "Considering the strong military   more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "Lisa and I are saddened to learn of the death of former North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan. We extend sincere condolences to Chip and their children and to their wide circle of friends and supporters. "Kay came to the Senate in 2009, after ten distinguished years in the North Carolina Senate, and immediately went to work on economic recovery and ensurin  more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on House Vote Outlining Public Phase of Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on a House vote outlining the next phase of the impeachment inquiry: "It's the House's solemn responsibility to continue with this impeachment inquiry as new and unnerving evidence is revealed seemingly every day. "It's increasingly apparent that the President of the United States abused the power of the presidency for personal political gain by demanding that a foreign leader investigate his domest  more

Rep. Rouzer Issues Statement on House Impeachment Inquiry Vote
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. David Rouzer, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after voting against the House Democrats partisan impeachment inquiry resolution: "Democrats had a chance this week to show that they are serious when they say they want to conduct a fact-based, impartial and fair impeachment inquiry. "Instead, the resolution they put on the floor for a vote simply formalizes the sham impeachment investigation they've been conducting for more than a month. "It ignores p  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Legislation to Prevent Foreign Exploitation of Critical U.S. Educational Investments and Innovation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced the Homeland Security Counterintelligence Threat Reduction Act, legislation to combat concerning national security threats posed by vulnerabilities with sensitive information in higher education institutions. Walker serves as the Ranking Member for the Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism. This legislatio  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement at Hearing Entitled 'Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts'
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, a ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee's subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, issued the following statement at a field hearing in Greensboro, North Carolina, entitled 'Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts': On behalf of my fellow North Carolinians, I would like to welcome Chairman Rose and the other members of the Subcommittee on Inte  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "My heart goes out to Chip Hagan and the entire Hagan family in the passing of Kay. "Sen. Hagan was dedicated to serving North Carolinians and especially to the men and women of the Armed Forces in America's most military-friendly state. "Chip has exemplified the devotion, love and care that every husband should aspire to."  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after voting against a resolution (H.Res. 660) that directs certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach President Trump: "After launching a sham impeachment by impetuous fiat, with a preordained result of removing the  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on NCAA's Announcement to Enhance Opportunities for Student-Athletes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors announced to start process to enhance name, image and likeness opportunities for student-athletes: "We clearly have the NCAA's attention. "Now, we need to have their action. While their words are promising, they have used words in the past to deny equity and basic constitutional rights for student-athletes. "The NCAA is on the clock, a  more

Reps. Adams, Butterfield, Price Issue Statement in Support of N.C. Superior Court Ruling
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following joint statement with Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, and David E. Price, D-North Carolina, in support of the ruling handed down by North Carolina Superior Court judges issuing a preliminary injunction preventing elections under the current congressional map: "The court's decision reaffirms our long-held belief that the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly engaged in extreme racial and partisan   more

Reps. Butterfield, Adams, Price Issue Statement in Support of N.C. Superior Court Ruling
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, and David E. Price, D-North Carolina, in support of the ruling handed down by North Carolina Superior Court judges issuing a preliminary injunction preventing elections under the current congressional map: "The court's decision reaffirms our long-held belief that the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly engaged in extreme racial and partisan  more

Reps. Price, Adams, Butterfield Issue Statement in Support of N.C. Superior Court Ruling
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, and G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, in support of the ruling handed down by North Carolina Superior Court judges issuing a preliminary injunction preventing elections under the current congressional map: "The court's decision reaffirms our long-held belief that the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly engaged in extreme racial and partisa  more

Sen. Burr Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "Brooke and I are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely loss of Kay Hagan. "Kay dedicated much of her life to serving North Carolina, and she will be remembered for her tireless work on behalf of the home and the people she loved. "In our time as Senate colleagues, we worked across the aisle together frequently on issues that we both knew would d  more

Sen. Burr Issues Statement on Raid Against ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. raid against ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "The U.S. raid against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks an important milestone in the campaign against remaining ISIS leadership. "The world is safer without al-Baghdadi in it. "ISIS fighters should take note that their leader died in a hole, miles away from them, in what he thought was  more

Sen. Cardin Issues Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I stand here today to mourn the loss of Kay Hagan. Kay was a warm, kind person with a wonderful sense of humor, and she was an inspiring public servant. I feel fortunate to have been her friend and colleague here in the U.S. Senate. I am deeply saddened to be among the many who will miss her profoundly.   more

Sen. Carper Remembers Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I have been privileged to serve, and this my 19th year here in the U.S. Senate. A long time ago, I served as a naval officer in the Vietnam war and as later State treasurer, Congressman, Governor of Delaware, and now I serve as U.S. Senator. I have had the privilege of serving with literally hundreds of pe  more

Sen. Collins Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: The passing of former Senator Kay Hagan was sad news to all of us who were privileged to serve with her and counted her as a friend. In her final address to the Senate 5 years ago, Senator Kay Hagan reminded us of our obligation to work together on behalf of the American people with these words: "To  more

Sen. Cotton Introduces Small Business Audit Correction Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) yesterday introduced the Small Business Audit Correction Act to provide much-needed regulatory relief to small investment brokers by exempting them from certain audit requirements and reinstating previous regulations. The bill was first introduced in the 115th Congress. La  more

Sen. Feinstein Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Senator Kay Hagan. Although we served only one term together, I got to know Kay very well and was lucky to call her a friend. "Kay came from a proud military tradition and used her position on the Armed Services Committee to become a champion for our servicemen and women. "She also used her seat on the  more

Sen. Feinstein Remembers Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I would like to say a few words in memory of my good friend and former colleague Kay Hagan, who passed away this week. One of the hardest aspects of this work in the Senate is the loss of a colleague. So my thoughts are with Senator Hagan's family and friends in this difficult time. I recall well he  more

Sen. Fischer Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "I was very sad to hear that former Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina has passed away. "Kay was warm and welcoming when we first met at a People Magazine photo shoot for the Senate's 'Leading Ladies' after I was elected in 2012. "I have fond memories of working with her when we served on the Senate Armed Services Committee together as leaders of the Subcom  more

Sen. Fischer Remembers Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I first met Kay Hagan at a People magazine photoshoot for the Senate's "Leading Ladies" after I was elected in 2012. I appreciated how warm and welcoming she was towards me. I have fond memories of working with Kay on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and we forged a partnership through our leadership r  more

Sen. Hassan Votes to Advance Bipartisan Kay Hagan TICK Act, Additional Health Priorities for N.H. at HELP Committee Meeting
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan today joined her colleagues on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee in voting to pass critical health priorities for New Hampshire, including the bipartisan Kay Hagan TICK Act, which the Senator cosponsored and is named for former North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, who succumbed to the tick-borne disease encephalitis earlier this week. "All across the countr  more

Sen. Heinrich Recognizes Life of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, recognizing the life of ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: It is with deep sadness that I remember and recognize the life of former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina. I am grateful that I had the privilege to serve with Senator Hagan here in the United States Senate. Her approach to her job was something we would all do well to learn from.   more

Sen. Klobuchar Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement on death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina. Hagan served as a U.S. senator from North Carolina from 2009 to 2015 after serving for a decade in the North Carolina State Senate: "Today, we lost my good friend Kay Hagan. When I think of Kay, I will always think of joy. No matter how hard things got in the Senate, her wonderful spirit would make it all seem better. "You could always count on Kay to look ou  more

Sen. Klobuchar Pays Tribute to Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, paying tribute to ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: Today I rise to honor and pay tribute to my good friend Senator Kay Hagan. When I think of Kay, I will always think of joy, as reflected by the bright colors she used to love wearing. Regardless of how things could get at times, her wonderful spirit would make it all seem better. You could always   more

Sen. McConnell Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 28, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: First, I was saddened by today's news that our former colleague, the Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan, had passed away. During her time representing the people of North Carolina, Kay was exactly that--a gentle lady. She paired an earnest commitment to public service with a friendly and col  more

Sen. Merkley Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I am deeply saddened to hear the news on Monday of the death of our former colleague, Kay Hagan. She is the sister, the wife, and the aunt of Navy veterans; daughter- in-law to a two-star Marine Corps general; daughter of a former Florida mayor; and niece to a former U.S. Senator and Governor. Service   more

Sen. Murkowski Remembers Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I know that several of my colleagues have had an opportunity to take to the floor this week and today to speak to the memory of a woman, a Senator, and a friend--certainly a friend of mine--former Senator Kay Hagan from the State of North Carolina. Kay was one of those women whom you naturally gravitated t  more

Sen. Murray Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: While I am so sad to be here, I am always glad to have the opportunity to recognize Senator Kay Hagan. There are certain people who carry with them a warmth and kindness that lift up others, even in places that are not always warm or kind and even when the going gets tough. Kay was exactly that kin  more

Sen. Reed Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 29, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: Kay Hagan was an extraordinary individual, a great Senator from the State of North Carolina, and a great person. I had the opportunity to express my thoughts to her husband Chip, whom I talked with yesterday. We will all miss her advocacy, her spirit, her support of military families, small busines  more

Sen. Schumer Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, issued the floor following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 28, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: The Scripture tells us that "the Lord is close to the brokenhearted," in Psalm 34:18. I pray those words are true, because we lost a Member of the Senate family today and many of us have lost a dear friend. We are brokenhearted at the news that Senator Kay Hagan passed away at the age of 66. I  more

Sen. Shaheen Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, honoring the life and legacy of ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I rise to honor the life and legacy of my friend and former colleague, Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina. There have been several eloquent tributes to Kay. I am sure we will hear many more in the days to come. They all note her profound grace, her fighting spirit, her char  more

Sen. Stabenow Pays Tribute to Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, paying tribute to ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I rise today to pay tribute to a woman who was more than just our colleague. She was our friend, and I am missing my friend today. When I think about Senator Kay Hagan, I remember a lot of things. First was her deep dedication to public service. From the moment she woke up until the sun set behind  more

Sen. Tester Issues Floor Statement on Remembers Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I have a number of things I want to talk about today. On Monday of this week, we lost a fine lady in Kay Hagan. It is very difficult for me to put into words my admiration for the Senator from North Carolina, but the fact is, Kay was the kind of person who, the first time you met her, had the ability to   more

Sen. Thune Issues Floor Statement on Death of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 29, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: Before I begin, I want to say I was sad to hear of the death of former Senator Kay Hagan yesterday. Kay represented the State of North Carolina in the Senate. She was a very dedicated public servant. I think she was someone whom all of us who were here at the time enjoyed working with and always  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Buncombe County Sheriff Releasing Sex Offender Despite ICE Detainer Request
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the Buncombe County Sheriff's office released an individual from jail despite a detainer request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to transfer his custody prior to his release: The inmate was charged with multiple counts of statutory sex offense with a child. "This is yet another example of how reckless sanctuary policies are putting dangerous criminals back into our communities and impeding  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Hagan
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina: "Susan and I are absolutely heartbroken by Senator Kay Hagan's sudden passing and we extend our condolences and prayers to her loving family and many friends. "We join all North Carolinians in remembering her dedicated and distinguished record of public service to our state and nation."  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Medal of Honor Recipient Master Sgt. Williams
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after attending the White House Medal of Honor ceremony for North Carolina resident U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams: "I was honored to attend the Medal of Honor Ceremony for Master Sergeant Matthew Williams. "His heroism during his unit's six-hour battle in Afghanistan against an estimated 200 enemy fighters is the epitome of bravery. "Under attack from enemy fighters using machine guns and roc  more

Sen. Tom Udall Pays Tribute to Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 31, paying tribute to ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan:: Today I rise to pay tribute to former Senator Kay Hagan, who left us this week, much too early, at the age of 66. Kay and I entered the Senate together, in 2009. Our class of freshman Democratic Senators was very close, and I spent a lot of time with Kay. She was warm and vivacious and 100 percent com  more

Sen. Whitehouse Remembers Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 30, remembering ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I rise today to remember our colleague and friend, Kay Hagan. The daughter of a World War II veteran, with many other members of our Armed Forces in her family, Kay made service to others a cornerstone of her life. Indeed, she wove that commitment through her extraordinary career in business and   more

Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Executive Business Meeting
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following hearing information: Executive business meeting at 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31: Agenda I. Nominees * Halil SuleymanOzerden, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit * Steven J. Menashi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit * Jodi W. Dishman, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma * Richard E. Myers II, to be United State  more

Sens. Tillis, Grassley, Reps. Bishop, Budd, Hudson Lead Bill to Stop Sanctuary Cities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Representatives Dan Bishop (R-NC-9), Ted Budd (R-NC-13) and Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act, legislation that will help stop sanctuary cities. The Senate bill is co-sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), David Perdue (R-GA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Tom Cotton (R-AR).   more

T&I Committee Passes Rep. Meadows' Resolution Designating National First Responders Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed Rep. Mark Meadows' (R-NC) H.Con.Res. 37, a resolution to designate October 28th as National First Responders Day. Our country owes a debt of gratitude to those who consistently put their lives on the line to protect their neighbors and communities. The new holiday would recognize the contributions of all fire, police, EMT, and volunt  more

Tillis Applauds Judiciary Committee for Advancing Richard E. Myers as District Judge for Eastern North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Richard E. Myers' nomination for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. "I applaud my colleagues for joining me in advancing Richard Myers' confirmation through the Senate Judiciary Committee," said Senator Tillis. "Professor Myers' extensive experience serving in the Department of Justice prosecuting white-co  more

Tillis Leading the Fight Against Sanctuary Cities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a new video to highlight his fight to stop sanctuary cities. Yesterday, Senator Tillis introduced the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act, legislation that would 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 issued, and  more