August 23, 2016

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Important Update on NC Obamacare News

  My Interview on the Future of Obamacare Ellmers says Aetna’s Obamacare departure is a ‘bellwether moment’ for U.S. health care The nation is in a watershed moment that will decide the future of health care in the U.S. following Aetna’s  announcement earlier this week that it will dramatically scale back its participation in the […]

Senator Richard Burr: Setting terrorists free

When I was in Winston-Salem last week, I took a moment to talk to WXII NBC Greensboro about President Obama’s decision to release 15 suspected terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. WATCH It’s disgraceful to our troops, who put their lives on the line every day, to let these terrorists go free. We know that […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Meet NC-2’s Angels in Adoption

Photo of the Week This week (August 7-11) is ?National Health Center Week? and on Tuesday I celebrated with a visit to Moncure Community Health Center.   Weekly Update For the past 18 years, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) has hosted the Angels in Adoption Program, designed to celebrate individuals, couples and organizations from […]

Senator Richard Burr: A bipartisan win for older Americans

Last week, while I was travelling around the state, I stopped in Raleigh and had the pleasure of meeting with the folks from the North Carolina chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). I was humbled to receive the Champion for the 50+ Award from the AARP for my bipartisan work to renew […]

Butterfield Presents NCCU with $480,000 USDA Grant to Expand Opportunities in Rural Areas

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) on Monday presented a $480,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to North Carolina Central University in Durham.  The funds will be used to purchase video conferencing equipment for 11 end-user sites, including libraries and community centers, to connect residents with services commonly unavailable in rural areas. “Expanding […]

Senator Richard Burr: A piece of the American dream

This week, I had the privilege of meeting the employees at Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee is a small business with a mission to employ individuals with intellectual disabilities. It is named after Bitty and Beau Wright, two young North Carolinians who also happen to have Down Syndrome. In 2014, […]

Butterfield Applauds $791,700 Grant for Pitt-Greenville Airport

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the recent announcement of a $791,700 grant for Pitt-Greenville Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The funding will be used to make several critical terminal and infrastructure improvements that will increase access and efficiency.  The airport improvements build on additional FAA investments in […]

NC Court Ruling on Voting Rights

Courtesy Senator Angela Bryant: On Friday, July 29, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down several key provisions of an election law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013.  According to the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina legislature enacted the challenged provisions with an intent to discriminate against […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Take a Virtual Capitol Tour this Week!

Photo of the Week The Apotheosis of Washington — Painted by Constantino Brumidi in 1865, this fresco depicts George Washington surrounded by Lady Freedom and Victory, as well as 13 other female figures representing the 13 original colonies. It was finished in 11 months after the end of the Civil War and stands at 180 […]

Butterfield Applauds Unanimous Fourth Circuit Decision on Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously determined the NC General Assembly acted with a discriminatory purpose in enactment of Voter ID law: “I applaud the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT on its unanimous and well-reasoned opinion that determined the North Carolina […]