April 19, 2014

Rep. Baskerville Statement on Dan River Coal Ash Spill

Henderson, NC – Rep. Nathan Baskerville confirmed Thursday that Kerr Lake was retested and trace amounts of Coal Ash have been discovered.   The Division of Water Resources indicated that trace amounts of coal ash have been spotted near the surface, raising concerns that more coal ash may be discovered deeper in the lake.  This retesting […]

Rep. Baskerville Statement on Dan River Coal Ash Spill

Henderson, NC — North Carolina State Representative Nathan Baskerville released a statement today detailing his growing concerns regarding the February 2, 2014 Dan River Coal Ash spill.  “It has come to my attention recently that Vance County residents have seen what they believe to be coal ash in the water at Kerr Lake. My office […]

Legislative Update from Senator Richard Burr

Last week, I joined Chuck Todd on The Daily Rundown to discuss the obstacles facing our nation’s veterans. To watch, click the video above or visit my Youtube page. Last evening, Senator Alexander and I took to the floor to warn that the unionization of college athletes, as permitted by a recent National Labor Relations […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Demanding Accountability

This week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned after 5 years as head of Department of Health and Human Services. Her resignation transpires six months after the failed rollout of Obamacare, which she was responsible for overseeing. The American people deserve both accountability and answers to the many unanswered questions that remain. Just as I have done […]

Legislative Update from Senator Richard Burr

Last week, I joined 10 other members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in voting to declassify the Detention and Interrogation Report. Since 2012, I have been deeply concerned about the factual inaccuracies contained within this report, including inaccurate information relating to the details of the interrogation program and other information provided by detainees.  […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Congressional Update

While the president celebrated Obamacare enrollment numbers that don’t tell the full story this week, he disregarded the 75 percent of Americans that are living paycheck to paycheck and the 30-hour rule in Obamacare that threatens to slash employees’ wages. House Republicans are working to ease the financial squeeze that all-too many Americans are experiencing. […]

Butterfield Says SCOTUS Ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC is a ‘Cruel April Fool’s Joke’

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) Wednesday expressed grave concern over the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which strikes down contribution limits for individual campaign donors by claiming that it restricts First Amendment rights. Butterfield said, “The Supreme Court has ruled to drown out the voice of the […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Latest Obamacare Victims: North Carolina Teachers

Every day we learn of the dangers facing millions of Americans due to Obamacare. This week, we learned that our substitute teachers in North Carolina are losing their hours and income. In one North Carolina county alone, as many as 200 teachers are facing fewer options – all because of Obamacare’s employer mandate. Below you […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Four Years of Broken Obamacare Promises; Energy Roundtable in Raleigh

Today marks the 4 year anniversary of Obamacare. Over these past few years, we have seen the lofty promises made to the American people about what this healthcare law would do for them broken –  time and time again. Millions have received cancellation notices for health insurance plans they liked and have lost access to […]

Butterfield Applauds the North Carolina Central University(NCCU) Men’s Basketball MEAC Championship Team.

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Men’s Basketball team for winning the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship and finishing the regular season with the best record in the MEAC.  The NCCU Eagles finished the regular season with one of the school’s best records ever […]

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