Giving to charity is crucial for economic prosperity, happiness, and the success of our people. But for too long, only the upper class has been incentivized to give to charitable organizations. With the Universal Charitable Giving Act we help support the great work of the faith-based and charitable groups working hard to make a difference in our community.
As a volunteer with the Alamance County YMCA, Pardue saw the YMCA as a popular spot for students after school. He also witnessed the food insecurity many students faced outside of school. Pardue collaborated with both ABSS and the YMCA to build a shelter at the Alamance County YMCA where meals could be provided to students through ABSS. Pardue helped raise $90,000 in donations to build the shelter.
I have always valued the importance of HBCUs. With more than 100 HBCUs across the nation – and eleven here in North Carolina, they are an integral part of our higher education system. On a more personal note, my wife, Kelly, is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and has found success as a nurse practitioner, which she attributes in part to the strong education she received. I believe it is as important as ever to have Republicans engage with HBCUs.
Congress has passed laws that provide resources to confront this epidemic, but as we learned in our Opioid Crisis Tour throughout North Carolina, more action is clearly needed. We will remain committed to working with local law enforcement, first responders, and local government to stop the overwhelming hardship this is causing to the families of our community.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
"The bureaucratic failures of the IRS were on full display yesterday as they were unable to perform even a basic duty on their most critical day of the year. Another way the IRS is failing North Carolina taxpayers is with lack of accountability. Run for almost a decade by Commissioners who spent more time misleading Congress and attempting to bury scandals than they did serving Americans, the IRS has operated under a different set of rules than what they expect from taxpayers. The Ditto Act forces accountability on the IRS and ensures that they are working under the same rules as the people and businesses of North Carolina."
"Incarceration statistics paint a grim picture of the nightmare millions face: 2.7 million children under the age of 18 have an incarcerated parent; there are more jails than colleges in the United States; non-violent drug offenses account for almost half of the total population in federal prisons; and taxpayers spend more than $70 billion each year to incarcerate 1 in 100 American adults," Walker and Richmond write. "Even worse, these wasted dollars make us all less safe. We have the opportunity to restore families and help people find redemption instead of condemnation."
April 15, 2018 Blog Post
The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA) will give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking. Walker has been a leader in Congress on combatting human trafficking.
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|4/25/2018||154||H.R.5447||Yea||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Music Modernization Act|
|4/25/2018||153||H.R.3144||Yea||On Passage: To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes|
|4/25/2018||152||H.R.3144||Nay||On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes|
|4/25/2018||151||H.RES.839||Aye||On Agreeing to the Resolution: Providing for consideration of H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018; and providing for consideration of H.R. 3144, to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time|