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November 8, 2019 Press Release
I am proud of our work and commitment to closing the digital divide in North Carolina. Access to high-speed broadband brings new prosperity to our rural areas and extends limitless opportunities for our entrepreneurs, farmers, students and health care professionals. This grant program will foster new connectivity for nearly 8,750 households in North Carolina and continue our hard-fought progress to break through a new digital frontier.
July 10, 2019 Press Release
Stripping young adults of the dignity of work because of a student loan burden is counter to our American ideals and the ladder of upward mobility. Instead of forcing our future leaders into a debt trap, we should be giving them every opportunity to succeed. The government should not be in the position to tell someone they don’t have the right to contribute to our communities and improve their life.
May 30, 2019 Press Release
This solution recognizes our dire fiscal health by reducing foreign aid and putting America and American recovery efforts first. As the President has said on multiple occasions, we must prioritize our domestic needs first and put American citizens at the front of the line, especially since they foot the bill.
The program offers capital gains tax relief to investors for new investment in designated "Opportunity Zones." On average, the median family income in an Opportunity Zone is 37 percent below the State median. Opportunity Zones are anticipated to spur $100 billion in private capital investment.
October 16, 2018 Press Release
On the same day we learned that our economy has hit a record 7.136 million job openings, even more opportunities are being created in our community. I am pleased to be in Timberlake today celebrating the creation of 380 new jobs and $35 million being invested in Person County.
"North Carolina families are winning again and we want to continue the momentum. Tax Reform 2.0 will provide our families and local employers more certainty, solidifying lower taxes, a permanent doubling of the Child Tax Credit and the first-ever Paid Family Leave Credit, while lowering the share of the tax burden for middle-income workers and raising it for millionaires."
Looking at the MTB petitions that make up the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018, one thing is clear, North Carolina is a big winner. Of those 333 petitions, 19.75%, are manufacturers in North Carolina, more than any other state. That represents a savings of $71 million in 2018, also the most in the nation.
"Whether it is Japanese companies laying roots in Lee County, or national brands making significant investments in east Greensboro, it’s clear that our economy is roaring back and creating new opportunities for our families. While we still have far to go, we are restoring the chance of the American Dream."
July 27, 2018 Press Release
Looking at the MTB petitions that make up the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018, one thing is clear, North Carolina is a big winner.
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.