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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 24 items )  

Financial Services Republicans Call to Protect Americans' Personal Information From Disclosure in Democrats' Impeachment Probe
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, every Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee signed a letter (https://republicans-financialservices.house.gov/UploadedFiles/FSC_Republicans_to_MW_Regarding_Transfer_of_Records_11-21-19.pdf) to Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) expressing concern with the process by which documents, containing private Ame  more

On Stopgap Funding Passage, Chairman Price Says Americans Deserve Fair Budget Agreement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. David Price, D-North Carolina, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, issued the following statement on House passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 20: "The House voted today to pass a short-term measure averting yet another Trump administration government shutdown, a necessary step that shows House Democrats' commitment to honoring the bipartisan budget  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on House Passage of Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund government operations until Dec. 20: "Today, the House of Representatives approved legislation to keep government open for another month. "In lieu of a comprehensive, long-term agreement, I voted yes to ensure that the government services North Carolinians depend on continue without delay." "However, I am deeply disappointed that the FUTURE Act, a  more

Rep. Adams Issues Statement on Maternal Health Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995) passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee with bipartisan support: "America is facing a maternal health crisis, and women of color are the most impacted victims. Today, I am pleased with the work of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee as it passed the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act, a bill I co-led, with bipartisan suppor  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Resolution to End Stigma of Substance Abuse Treatment and Recognize Addiction as a Disease
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced a House resolution on substance abuse treatment that does three things: * Recognizes addiction as a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual's life experience. * Supports evidence-based treatment approaches for substance use disorder that address the biologic  more

Rep. Budd Issues Statement on Introduction of Supporting Health Reimbursement Accounts Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement: Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Increasing Health Coverage through HRAs Act with Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA). This legislation codifies into law the Trump Administration's rule on Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). HRAs are special employer-based accounts that employers put tax-free funds into for their employees to use to c  more

Rep. Holding Issues Statement on Importation of U.S. Poultry Products to China
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after China announced that it will lift its ban on the importation of U.S. poultry products: "As the #2 turkey producing and #3 chicken producing state in the nation, North Carolina's farmers and rural communities have borne a great deal of the brunt of China's ban on U.S. poultry products. "China's decision today to lift the ban is expected to create upwards of $1 billion in new export opportunities.   more

Rep. Hudson Announces $321,150 Grant for Stanly County Schools
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Stanly County Schools a Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant of $321,150.00: "I continue to work to tackle the root causes of violence, make our schools safer and improve mental health in our communities," said Rep. Hudson. "This grant will go a long way to ensure thousands of   more

Rep. Hudson Asks MLB Not to Eliminate Minor League Teams
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) joined a bipartisan effort with more than 100 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to urge Major League Baseball (MLB) to abandon its plan to eliminate 42 Minor League teams. This effort follows recent reporting that the MLB's proposal would eliminate 42 affiliated teams in total and would shrink the number of affiliated minor league team  more

Rep. Lee, Eight Colleagues Issue Statement on Secretary Pompeo, Trump Administration Announcement for Israeli Settlements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, issued the following statement with eight congressmen - Reps. David Price, D-North Carolina, Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, Peter Welch, D-Vermont, Alan Lowenthal, D-California, Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon - issued the following joint statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the Trump administration would no longer consider Israeli settlements  more

Rep. McHenry: House Democrats Vote to Prop Up Chinese Communist Party With Taxpayer-Backed Financing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Republicans and Democrats made clear that there is bipartisan opposition to H.R. 4863, the "U.S. Export Finance Agency Act." The bill, introduced by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), stripped all Republican provisions from a previously bipartisan compromise between the Chairwoman and Ranking Republican Patrick McHenry (NC-1  more

Rep. McHenry: House Passes Bipartisan Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Includes McHenry Provision to Better Understand & Counter Cyberterrorism Risk * * * Today, the House of Representatives passed with broad bipartisan support H.R. 4634, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019." This bipartisan legislation extends the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for   more

Rep. McHenry: Private Equity Creates Investment Opportunities That Lead to Jobs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- 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 is holding a hearing on the role of private equity in U.S. capital markets and their impact on the American economy. Committee Democrats attached several pieces of legislation to the hearing for consideration including the House companion to Senator Elizabeth Warren's bill, H.R. 3848.   more

Rep. McHenry: Top Republican Urges Treasury to Examine Negative Consequences of Democrat Tax Proposals
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- 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), sent a letter (https://republicans-financialservices.house.gov/UploadedFiles/McHenry_FTT_Letter_to_Mnuchin.pdf) to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to conduct an in-depth analysis of the impact of a financial transaction tax (  more

Rep. Murphy Issues Statement After Voting Against Further Continuing Appropriations Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Gregory Murphy, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after voting against the stop gap funding bill, the Further Continuing Appropriations Act: "Today, the House of Representatives passed this year's second Continuing Resolution. I voted against it. The Democratic majority prefers to try to reverse the result of the 2016 presidential election rather than actually legislate and tend to the business of the people. "In addition, this comprehensive legislati  more

Rep. Schakowsky, Eight Colleagues Issue Statement on Secretary Pompeo, Trump Administration Announcement for Israeli Settlements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement with eight congressmen - Reps. David Price, D-North Carolina, Barbara Lee, D-California, John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, Peter Welch, D-Vermont, Alan Lowenthal, D-California, Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon - issued the following joint statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the Trump administration would no longer consider Israeli settlements  more

Rep. Walker Issues Statement on DOT Announcement of $24 Million Grants for Bus Facility Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after the Transportation Department announced $24,043,000 coming to North Carolina through the grants for buses and bus facility programs: "Keeping our transportation systems running and efficient is essential for prosperity and economic development in our community. "These grants will assist state and local governments in keeping consumers, businesses, and workers accessible and connected. "I commend DO  more

Rep. Walker, Homeland Security Committee Republicans: Impeachment Stalling Key Committee Priorities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: House Homeland Security Committee Republicans yesterday urged Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) to refocus the committee's efforts on critical legislative priorities that have stalled during the majority's impeachment inquiry. "In the mist of impeachment, the majority has failed to make progress on important homeland security legislative priorities such as securing the border, safeguarding chemical f  more

Reps. Foxx, Walberg Issue Statement in Support of NLRB Review, Evaluation of Its Ethical Standards
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following joint statement With Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, in support of the National Labor Relations Board's review and evaluation of its ethical standards: "We applaud Chairman Ring and the NLRB for their comprehensive efforts to review, evaluate, and uphold the ethical standards and procedures required within the agency. "This extensive assessment w  more

Reps. Johnson, Murphy, Roe Introduce Worker's Choice Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-South Dakota, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), and Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN) today introduced the Worker's Choice Act, which would amend the National Labor Relations Act to empower employees in a unionized workplace to independently negotiate their employment terms with their employer. In Right-to-Work states like South Dakota, North Carolina, and Tennessee, an employee who opts-out of u  more

Sen. Tillis Discusses His Record Advocating for North Carolina's Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) recently sat down with Loretta Boniti of Spectrum News to talk about his record advocating for North Carolina's veterans and his work to improve the VA. Last week, 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  more

Senate Banking Committee Unanimously Passes Tillis, Smith Legislation to Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, the Senate Banking Committee unanimously passed bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tina Smith (D-MN), members of the Senate Banking Committee, that would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for seven years. Entities like the 2020 RNC Convention in Charlotte and DNC Convention, NASCAR, the NFL, and the NHL all require Terrorism Risk Insurance for their faci  more

Tillis Co-Sponsored Legislation to Help Restore, Rebuild Our National Parks Passes Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded committee passage of bipartisan legislation he co-sponsored that would address the nearly $12 billion backlog in long-delayed maintenance projects at the National Park Service. That backlog includes $215 million for projects in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "America was blessed with stunning landscapes that attract visitors from all over the worl  more

Tillis, Burr, McHenry Advocate on Behalf of NC, Secure $10 Million DOT Grant for Asheville Regional Airport
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and Representative Patrick McHenry applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding Asheville Regional Airport a $10 million grant for terminal rehabilitation. Senator Tillis and Secretary Chao held a press conference today at Asheville Regional Airport to announce the grant. Senators Tillis and Burr and Represen  more