February 5, 2016

Reps. Butterfield & Brooks Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Zika Virus

U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Susan Brooks (IN-05) have introduced H.R. 4400, a bipartisan bill that seeks to add Zika virus to the list of diseases included in the Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher Program at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The Zika virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, can […]

Butterfield: Black History Month Must Highlight the Struggle for Civil and Economic Rights

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month: “As we recognize Black History Month, we reflect on the many achievements of African Americans and their tremendous contributions to our great nation.  But while we celebrate the many successes of the African American community, we also recognize the […]

Pages Needed for District 4 – Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren and Wilson Counties

The office of Sen. Angela R. Bryant is currently seeking Page applicants for the 2016 Short Session. The Senate Page Office will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Senator can only select four (4) Pages for the Short Session.  Pages will be appointed to serve beginning April 25th and continuing to the end […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Celebrating Small Business

Photo of the Week      It was a pleasure to help celebrate the growth of family-owned, small business in Sanford this week by participating in the ribbon cutting of the new Walker Auto Parts store.   Weekly Update This week, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Lee County and attend the ribbon cutting […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Pro-Consumer and Pro-Manufacturing Legislation

Photo of the Week This week I celebrated my cockatiel’s 26th birthday! Oliver had a quick party, complete with homemade birdseed cupcakes!   Weekly Update Last week, the Energy & Power Subcommitee heard testimony on my legislation called the EPS Improvement Act of 2016. This bipartisan legislation will exclude specific lighting technologies from the Department […]

2016 Voter ID Law & Exceptions

Courtesy of Senator Angela Bryant and Representative Bobbie Richardson. The 2016 Primary is a short two months away. On Tuesday, March 15, voters will decide on a host of candidates in for their party in local, state and national races, as well the fate of the Connect NC bond initiative. For the first time in […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: His Last Ever

Video of the Week   In this message which I recorded immediately following President Obama’s last State of the Union Address, I reflected on his failed policies from this last year. House Republicans, on the other hand, continue working for a growing, thriving and healthy economy.    Weekly Update This week was a historic one […]

Butterfield, Hudson Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Medical Services

Thursday, U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) announced the introduction of the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 4365).  The bipartisan bill codifies the practice of emergency medical responders administering medicines such as pain narcotics and life-saving anti-seizure medications to individuals who need them.  The legislation ensures that these […]

Butterfield’s Statement on the State of the Union Address

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Obama delivered a message to America that makes us proud of what we’ve accomplished as a nation under his leadership and gives us hope about the future of our country.  In his final […]

Senator Richard Burr: No 2nd chances for misconduct

Now that the excitement of the holiday season is over, Americans are collectively dreading a much less joyful occasion – tax season. Thoughts of the IRS may conjure images of accountants dutifully processing paperwork. However, recent investigations have uncovered misconduct at taxpayer expense. Did you know, that under current policy, an IRS employee that gets […]