Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Preserving Prosperity in the Second District

Photo of the Week

Our website underwent a face lift this past week, and we have a new design! My website provides a plethora of information for constituents including how to best contact me, receive help from a federal agency, request a flag to be flown over the United States’ Capitol and schedule a meeting with me. Please click here or the photo above to check out the new design and let me know your thoughts!


Weekly Update:
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.



22nd Wedding Anniversary!

On a bit of a personal note, this past Friday marked 22 wonderful years with my sweet husband, Brent. They say that rain on your wedding day is indicative of luck, and I couldn’t consider myself any luckier than to spend 22 years with this man.


If you can believe it, I actually made the little flower girls’ dresses myself! Sewing has always been a passion of mine, and while I don’t have as much time to pursue this hobby nowadays, I still enjoy it.
North Carolina Benefits from the Ex-Im Bank

The Ex-Im Bank is an important tool helping North Carolina businesses succeed in a fiercely competitive global market and compete head-to-head against foreign competitors in countries like China, Russia and France. It is a catalyst for job creation and economic growth. By providing credit or financing assistance to buyers of North Carolina goods, the Ex-Im Bank is a critical tool for the Tar Heel State. In North Carolina alone, there are 206 businesses that currently benefit from the Bank’s financing and 18,763 jobs that have been supported, sustained or created by the Bank’s existence.


How Export-Import Benefits Randolph County

Click here or on the picture above to watch a video about a company called Jenny’s Pickles, based out of Asheboro North Carolina, and learn how the Export-Import Bank has completely changed their business, broadened their customer base and increased profits.


Breast Cancer Awareness Event

 To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I joined my female colleagues in attending a reception honoring women who have courageously fought breast cancer.


 Above is Cokie Roberts, a breast cancer survivor and political commentator for ABC News. She and so many others at this reception had inspiring stories!