|There have been many important legislative items that crossed the House floor this week. One of the biggest was legislation that would have raised the debt ceiling, and increased federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years. I was proud to vote NO on this legislation and stand with taxpayers. This 144-page budget was only made available shortly before midnight on Monday and House members were asked to vote on it a mere 48 hours later. I recognize that this is just one of the many reasons why Second District constituents — and myself– remain frustrated with Washington. I refused to support this fiscally irresponsible bill that would have harmed our farmers and place financial burdens on the backs of future generations. Click here to read my full statement.
Also this week, I had an opportunity to stand up for Second District jobs. This week, we voted to reauthorize the Export Import Bank, which sustains more than 6,500 jobs in the Second District and over 200 businesses across our great state. For fiscal year 2015 through June 30th, the Ex-Im Bank supported $9,495,346.95 in exports from companies right here in the Second District including Cary, Sanford, Asheboro, Southern Pines and Dunn!
If we desire to continue creating opportunity here at home, it means we need to eliminate barriers that stall economic growth and slow job creation. By reforming and reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, we defend thousands of local jobs and support the export of American goods ranging from textile, manufacturing and transportation industries here in North Carolina.
Please know that you can reach me via my Asheboro, Dunn or Washington offices. We are here to serve you. Click here for contact information for each of these offices.