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Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 18 items )  

New Video Highlights Tillis' Work With President Trump to Reform the VA and Deliver Results for N.C. Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis' office released a new video highlighting Tillis' work with President Donald Trump, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and his colleagues to deliver results for North Carolina veterans, including landmark reforms to improve health care for veterans, expanding career and educational opportunities for veterans, and pursuing justice for the victims of toxic water contamination at Camp L  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement Calling on House Leadership to Support FUTURE Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after she was joined by leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus to call on House leadership to include the FUTURE Act in the upcoming government funding package: "On September 30th, the Senate failed in its duty to provide for the futures of America's college students. "Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce some of our nation's best and br  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on Comcast vs. National Association of African American-Owned Media
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement on the Comcast vs. National Association of African American-Owned Media case in the Supreme Court: "Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the matter of Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media -- a case that implicates the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1866. "This law is the foundation of all civil rights protections and represents the first time  more

Rep. Bishop Issues Statement on Finalization of USDA's Disaster Relief Block Grants Plan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Georgia, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, issued the following statement announcing the finalization of the plan for the block grants authorized in the Disaster Relief Act: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and North Carolina are the states designated to receive the block grants: "I am very pleased the block grant money will be released to the stat  more

Rep. Foxx Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: This morning, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), spoke on the House floor to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and the important role apprenticeships play in connecting students with the skills they need to build a successful life. Republican Leader Foxx's remarks as de  more

Rep. McHenry Issues Statement at Full Committee Markup of Nine Bills
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following opening statement at the full committee markup of nine bills - the Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act (H.R. 2445), Small Business Lending Fairness Act (H.R. 3490), Debt Collection Practices Harmonization Act (H.R. 3948), Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act (H.R. 4403), Ending Debt Collection Harassment Act (H.R. 5021), amendment of the U.S. Housing Ac  more

Rep. Meadows Calls on State Department to Designate Russia as a Country of Particular Concern
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Last week, Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) encouraged the State Department to designate Russia as a "Country of Particular Concern" (CPC), under the International Religious Freedom Act, for the extreme, systematic violations of religious freedom in Russia under Putin's regime. The State Department, with Secretary Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Sam Brownback's leadership, responded to the Russian government's v  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Help Veterans Seek Careers in Education
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: This week, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced a bill to aid military veterans seeking employment in schools. The Troops Educating and Managing Schools (TEAMS) Act takes recommendations provided by the Department of Education's Federal Commission on School Safety to expand the scope of the Troops-to-Teacher program, which helps veterans seeking careers as teachers. Under the changes in this bill, vet  more

Rep. Walker to Host a Prison to Prosperity Conversation
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) on Monday will host a Prison to Prosperity Conversation. One of the highlights of Walker's time in Congress has been the opportunity to champion Criminal Justice Reform. Last year, he co-sponsored the FIRST STEP Act, which became the most substantial reforms to federal prison and sentencing laws in decades. Most recently, Walker introduced the   more

Reps. Budd, Cheney Introduce Bill to Revoke Sanctions Waivers for Countries Who Work With Iran's Nuclear Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H.R. 5086 along with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and 21 other House members. The bill revokes sanctions waivers that allow foreign countries to work with Iran's civil nuclear program without penalties. Rep. Budd said in a statement: "It's imperative that the State Department stop issuing civil nuclear waivers for foreign countries who work with Iran's n  more

Reps. Conaway, Rouzer Issue Statements at Hearing on Impact of Wild, Invasive, Non-Native Species on Agriculture
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, ranking Republican member of the House Agriculture Committee, and David Rouzer, R-North Carolina, chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, issued the following remarks at a hearing to examine the impact of wild, invasive and non-native species on agriculture: "Invasive species present serious and wide-ranging threats to agriculture production across this country. In order to combat these pests, it's critical tha  more

Reps. Foxx, Comer Support EEOC Decision to Stop Burdensome Pay Data Collection
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Republican Leaders of the Committee on Education and Labor, sent a comment letter (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__house.us19.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D242c4a1c0560b7d513ce7962f-26id-3D44f6309714-26e-3D97c4ef402c&d=DwMFaQ&c=L93KkjKsAC98uTvC  more

Reps. Foxx, Walberg Slam Union Corruption Scandal, Reiterate Call to Dems to Investigate
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Republican Workforce Leaders on the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), reiterated their request for a public Committee hearing to examine the rampant corruption scandal within the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The request, contained in a letter (https://urldefense.proofpo  more

Reps. Price, Young Launch America's Languages Caucus
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) announced the creation of the Congressional Caucus on American Languages, a bipartisan effort to support and enhance foreign language competency and international education among students and professionals across the United States. The decision to launch a new America's Language Caucus resulted from a 2017 American Academy of Arts   more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Hearing on Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Housing Access and Safety
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee issued the following statement by Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, 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 and prayers are wi  more

Sen. Tillis Calls for Passage of Military Funding on the Senate Floor
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, spoke on the Senate floor about the need to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund our nation's military. The legislation includes several key provisions championed by Senator Tillis to improve the lives of our servicemembers and military families and makes critical improvements to N  more

Sen. Tillis Continues to Prioritize Constituent Services for North Carolina's Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Since January 2015, Senator Tillis' office has closed more than 6,000 cases for North Carolina veterans * * * As North Carolinians commemorate Veterans Day, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) continues to prioritize constituent services to assist North Carolina's veterans when dealing with a federal agency. Since January 2015, Senator Tillis' office has closed more than 6,000 cases for North Carolin  more

Sens. Tillis, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for seven years. Entities like the 2020 RNC and DNC Conventions, NASCAR, the NFL, and the NHL all require Terrorism Risk Insurance for their facilities. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program was established in response to the scarcity of affordable insur  more