Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Photos, Video and an April 1st Deadline!

Video of the Week

As Congress prepares its annual budget, and begins the debate over fiscally responsible spending, I felt it was important to record a short message conveying my thoughts. As I say in the above video, I cannot and will not support a budget that does not fully fund our military. Click here or on the photo above to hear my full remarks.


Weekly Update:
This week was a busy one but provided an opportunity for me to meet with many constituents. I particularly enjoyed the Army Caucus Breakfast Tuesday morning, where I had the opportunity to speak with Army’s Chief of Staff , General Mark Milley, and Commanding General of Army Forces, General Robert Abrams. Also this week, I spoke to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) about my legislation, the HELLPP Act.

The HELLPP Act is bipartisan legislation that has 110 cosponsors. It enacts several reforms that will allow for podiatrists to save lives and healthcare dollars by providing patients with better access to ankle and foot care and produces savings for Medicare and Medicaid programs. It’s a win-win, and I remain optimistic about its prospects for moving forward.

April 1st is the date Second District entries in the Congressional Art Competition need to be in my office.  Please scroll down for more information on the competition and to see what I did this week—including my husband’s surprise visit to D.C.!


Meetings and Speeches!

 This week, I met with Dr. Phill Ward, President of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) of Cary. Pictured above with APMA members.

This week I had the opportunity to speak at the APMA breakfast about my bill, the HELLPP Act, and other health care legislation Congress is addressing this session.

  On Tuesday, I attended the House Army Caucus Breakfast.


 Pictured above with Chief of Staff of the Army, General Milley, at the House Army Caucus Breakfast.

It was an honor to meet with this group from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in my Washington office this week. ?                                        

 It was so fun meeting these bright North Carolina nursing students in Washington who were there as part of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing!

I wrapped up this week completing an interview with Time Warner Cable in Dunn, North Carolina.


SNAPCHAT Takeover!

Snapchat is a social media platform that allows for you to create a short ‘story’ each day of what you are doing. It allows for you to link together both pictures and videos to tell about your day, who you’ve encountered, and what you’ve been doing. I had the opportunity to take over the House Snapchat account for a full day and give folks an inside look at my life. It was so fun giving people an ‘behind the scenes’ view as to a day in the life of a Congressperson. Some of the photos and videos can be found below, but you can also watch the full video by clicking here!

In my Snapchat story, you will see several surprise appearances including Representative Martha Roby and her daughter Margaret, Miss North Carolina USA, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

 Before turning the House Republicans’ Snapchat account back over, Brent joined me for a few pictures. I hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at some of the things that happen between the votes, meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill!


Art Competition Deadline: April 1st

If you know a Second District high school student with great art skills, please encourage them to submit their work to my office for consideration in the Congressional Arts Competition! Submissions need to be in my office by April 1, 2016. See this page of my website for more information.

Happy Easter