April 23, 2014

Butterfield to Host Job Fair This Week During District Work Period

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will spend much of the district work period focused on education, the arts and job creation, which will include hosting a job fair.   Congressman Butterfield’s public schedule begins on Tuesday at a Veterans Benefits for Justice event at Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Durham.  […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: A Busy and Beautiful Spring Week in the Second District

I am so glad to be back home enjoying the beauty of the Second District in full bloom. I hope this newsletter finds you and your family rejoicing on this blessed Easter holiday weekend. Last week was the first of two back-to-back work weeks in the district, and I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to talk […]

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 […]

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