July 28, 2015

Congresswoman Renee Ellemers: Protecting Women and the Unborn

Video of the Week This Tuesday, I spoke on the House floor to voice great sadness and concern following the recent release of two videos exposing the illicit activities of Planned Parenthood. In one of the videos, a Planned Parenthood executive relates, casually and with gruesome detail, the mutilation of an unborn child for the […]

Butterfield to Travel with President Obama and U.S. Delegation to Africa

WASHINGTON, DC — Thursday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) joined President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One on a historic six-day trip with other U.S. lawmakers to Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  While there, the U.S. delegation will attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit and seek to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and […]

Senator Richard Burr: Funding for NC’s Poorest Students, Meals on Wheels, and Iran

This week, North Carolina’s students won big. I am very proud to share with you that two of my amendments to increase North Carolina’s education funding cleared the Senate. I’m beyond thrilled that North Carolinians will see a significant increase in education funding for our children as a result of these two pieces of legislation. […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: No to a Bad Nuclear “Deal”

Video of the Week This week, I teamed up with members of the Republican Women’s Policy Committee to talk about national security on the House floor. I discussed the importance of funding a robust military presence, the impending threat of the Islamic State and the administration’s recent “deal” with Iran. Click here or on the photo […]

Butterfield Introduces Bill to Issue a Commemorative Postage Stamp in Honor of George Henry White

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced H.R. 3034, a bill to direct the U.S. Postmaster General to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honor of George Henry White, the last African American to serve in Congress until 1929.  “George Henry White was a persistent and thoughtful advocate for his constituents and […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Standing Up for Patients and Fighting Diseases

Video of the Week   This week marked a significant milestone in the U.S. House of Representatives, as we passed nonpartisan legislation called the 21st Century Cures Act. For the last year, members of Energy & Commerce Committee have conducted discussions with patients and doctors to gain a better understanding of what needs to change […]

Alert From Sen. Bryant: The Public School Forum’s Friday Report – June 26

3 STORIES BELOW   1. Budget Update  A Look at the Senate and House Education Budgets 2. Forum News Forum Executive Director: Cutting Teacher Assistants Defies Logic  3. NC Highlight  New Teachers and New State Employees Would Not Receive Retirement Health Care Under Senate Budget   **************************************************     The Friday Report   June 26, 2015 […]

McHenry and Butterfield Introduce Bill to Help Victims Receiving Eugenics Compensation Payments

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) introduced H.R. 2949, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.  This legislation would block all payments received from a state eugenics compensation program from being considered as income when determining eligibility for federal benefits. During the early decades of […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Celebrating Our Independence

Video of the Week: Recently, I talked with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business about the recent terrorist attacks overseas & the need for our President to formulate a comprehensive strategy for defeating ISIL. Click here or on the image above to watch the video.   Weekly Update: This week marked the original deadline for a […]

Senator Burr’s Fourth of July Message

On Independence Day we remember what our Founding Fathers accomplished 239 years ago by signing their name to the Declaration of Independence.  Their bravery and commitment to freedom and independence created this great country, and they provided the foundation for the liberties we enjoy everyday.    With freedom comes great responsibility, and the debates in Washington over the […]