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September 10, 2018 Press Release
"Since 1999, opioid-related deaths in North Carolina have increased by 800 percent, leaving nearly 2,000 opportunity-filled futures tragically ended. For the many, North Carolinians struggling with addiction, finding hope can be hard."
August 24, 2018 Press Release
Walker joins CNN Host Poppy Harlow to discuss minority outreach efforts and how the GOP can reach new communities.
August 20, 2018 Press Release
"I come from an era where Democrats and Republicans worked together," Estell said. “If Mark Walker is trying to be a public servant for all of the residents of North Carolina, God bless him."
The Lessening Impediments From Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act eliminates a measure that requires charities, churches, and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee benefits.
The House passes the farm bill to authorize federal agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs under the Department of Agriculture until 2023, make critical reforms to encourage work for benefits, and provide access to job-training programs.
In address to NCLBCF, Walker discusses his background, why he ran for Congress, the importance of establishing strong relationships before enacting policies, and his focus of not just making an argument, but making a difference.
U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and U.S. Representative Alma Adams (D-N.C.) welcomed their third class of Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus interns to Washington, D.C. this week. The internship, launched in 2016, is aimed at increasing diversity and engagement on Capitol Hill through HBCUs.
The House just passed the FIRST STEP Act to improve the federal prison system through the implementation of corrections policy reforms, strengthen public safety, enhance prison security, and provide inmates the help they need to more successfully reenter society.
May 14, 2018 Press Release
"Signing a scholarship with a university should not be a moratorium on an athlete’s ability to use his or her name and image, or to attain a livable wage for their talent. We owe it to our college athletes to build a better system that incentivizes them to finish school, rewards their achievements and gives them opportunity and hope for the future."
"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."