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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Democrats Block Unanimous Passage of Tillis' Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Tillis delivered a floor speech to call on the Senate to unanimously pass his Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act. Even though Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats declined to criticize the substance and goal of Tillis' legislation during a committee hearing just a few weeks ago, Senate Democrats today blocked Tillis' attempt to pass his bill to hold sanctuary cities accountable a  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on Advancement of College Affordability Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the advancement of the College Affordability Act: "As an educator for over 40 years, I have always believed in the importance of a quality education. "I was proud to join my colleagues on the Committee on Education and Labor in advancing the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) to the House floor. "The College Affordability Act would lower the cost of college for low- and middle-income students, c  more

Rep. Budd Announces $1.5 Million in New Affordable Housing Grants
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) announced that North Carolina's 13th district was awarded $1.5 million that will support three affordable housing developments in the district. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, awarded the grants after Rep. Budd sent a letter requesting consideration earlier this year.   more

Rep. Budd Secures a $13.6 Million DOT Grant for Mooresville
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Town of Mooresville, NC $13.6 million in funding to build three connector roads near I-77, through the economically critical service area, "Silicon Shores." Rep. Budd secured the funding through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants program. Rep. Budd said in a sta  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on his vote against a House resolution (H.Res. 660) to authorize impeachment proceedings against President Trump: "Democrats have proven time and time again that they are willing to do whatever it takes to undo the results of the 2016 election. First they tried the Mueller Report. "When that failed to implicate the President in wrongdoing they moved on to selective leaks from secret hearings. Since  more

Rep. McHenry's Staff to Hold Office Hours in Columbus
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry's staff will hold office hours in Polk County on Friday, November 8th from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Womack Building - 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus. Roger Kumpf, McHenry's Regional Director for Polk County, will be available to meet with constituents who have issues with federal agencies including Social Security, veterans affairs, and immigration. He w  more

Rep. Murphy Issues Statement After Visiting U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City
GREENVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 5 -- Rep. Gregory Murphy, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after visiting U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City: "It was an honor visiting United States Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City for the first time in my official capacity as a Member of Congress. "Thank you to the men and women on base who helped facilitate the visit and serve our country daily by keeping America's shores safe. "I look forward to representing the dedicated service members   more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on $50 Million in BUILD Grant Awards for Three North Carolina Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement announcing that the Transportation Department will award three North Carolina projects more than $50 million in the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants to improve the state's transportation infrastructure: As North Carolina's only appropriator, Congressman Price helped secure $900 mill  more

Rep. Price Issues Statement on Retirement of Rep. Visclosky
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- 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. Pete Visclosky, D-Indiana, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense: "For 35 years, Congressman Visclosky has served his constituents in Indiana with great dedication and single-minded purpose. "As Chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Congre  more

Rep. Rouzer: Major Win for N.C. Beaches, Interior Department Reverses Costly Beach Renourishment Ruling
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Rep. David Rouzer, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) today announced that U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt reversed a 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service interpretation that would have significantly increased the cost of beach renourishment projects for certain towns that seek to protect life and property from flood and storm damage. In an objection by Fish and Wildlife dating back to 2016, an interpretation of the  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on $23.7 Million Grants for High-Speed Broadband Infrastructure in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the Agriculture Department announced $23.7 million in grants for high-speed broadband infrastructure in North Carolina: "I am proud of our work and commitment to closing the digital divide in North Carolina. "Access to high-speed broadband brings new prosperity to our rural areas and extends limitless opportunities for our entrepreneurs, farmers, students and health care professionals. "This grant p  more

Sen. Brown Issues Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Affordable, Safe Housing Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Housing Access and Safety": "I'd like to start by taking a moment to acknowledge the passing of one of our former colleagues, Senator Kay Hagan. "Senator Hagan contributed so much to this Committee and was a fierce advocate for the people of North Carolina. Our thoughts an  more

Sen. Duckworth Honors Life of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 5, honoring the life of ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I come before the Senate today to honor the life of Kay Hagan, who I had the honor of serving in Congress with from 2013 to 2014. A beloved public servant, businesswoman, mother, wife and friend, Kay passed away last month at the age of 66. I admired Kay's ability to find common ground and work   more

Sen. Enzi Honors Life of Ex-North Carolina Sen. Hagan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyoming, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 6, honoring the life of ex-North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan: I rise today to honor the life and legacy of the late Senator Kay Hagan. Her loss will be deeply felt by us here in the Senate, both by those who served with her as well as the many staff and individuals she worked with over time. Senator Hagan was a dedicated public servant who touched many lives  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on ICE Arrest of Illegal Immigrant Released by Mecklenburg County Sheriff
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement: * * * - He was convicted for felony death by motor vehicle in DWI-related crash * * * Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued a statement after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were able to locate and arrest a criminal illegal immigrant one week after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff refused to honor an ICE detainer and instead released him from local criminal custody following his  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on SEC Revising Rules Governing Proxy Advisory Firms
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed revising the rules governing proxy advisory firms: Last year, Senator Tillis introduced the Corporate Governance Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would strengthen corporate governance and help ensure that investors may confidently rely on the advice of proxy advisory firms by requiring the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to regulat  more

Sen. Tillis Issues Statement on Wake County Shielding Dangerous Criminals With Sanctuary Policies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on Wake County shielding dangerous criminals with sanctuary policies: Among the current illegal immigrants being detained by Wake County who may be released back into the community after ICE's detainer request is ignored or declined include: - An individual charged with first degree rape of a child. - An individual charged with indecent liberties with a child and with attempted 2nd degree forcible rape.   more

Sen. Tillis Visits Charter Communications to Commemorate National Apprenticeship Week and Veterans Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) visited Charter Communications, Inc. to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and Veterans Day at its regional operations center and technician training facility in Morrisville. Charter's Spectrum Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program comprises classroom, online and on-the-job training for technicians, who install the company's broadband, video and voice service  more

Sens. Tillis, Leahy, Reps. Roby, Jeffries Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Supporting Art Students
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representatives Martha Roby (R-AL-2) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that directs the Register of Copyrights to waive the copyright registration fee for winners of the Congressional Art Competition and the Congressional App Competition. Currently, the Register of Copyrights, Karen Temple, does not h  more

Tillis Applauds USDA's $23 Million Investment in NC Rural Broadband
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Tillis Hosted a Roundtable Earlier This Year to Talk about Expanding Access to High-Speed Internet * * * Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement that they will invest $23.7 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for nearly 8,750 rural households in North Carolina. Earlier this year,  more

Tillis Joins President Trump at White House to Commemorate Record-Setting Pace of Judicial Confirmations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Tillis joined President Trump and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the White House to commemorate the record-setting pace of President Trump's judicial nominees, now at more than 150 judges confirmed and counting by the week. Senator Tillis, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been on the frontlines in the successful effort to guide President Trump's ju  more

Tillis, Burr Advocate on Behalf of N.C., Secure $51 Million in DOT Grants
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Tillis and Burr Help Secure Infrastructure Investments for Lumberton/Fayetteville, Greenville, Mooresville * * * Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding North Carolina three North Carolina Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) totaling more than $51 million after they advocated on behalf o  more

Tillis, Burr Introduce Bill to Bring Disaster Relief to North Carolinians Sooner
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Addresses Slow Distribution of Assistance To N.C. Families and Allows HUD To Allocate CDBG-DR Funds Directly To Local Communities, Expedite Funding Allocations To Grant Recipients, And Require Slow Spenders To Explain Why They Fail To Meet Deadlines * * * Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr introduced legislation that cuts red tape at the federal and state   more