May 20, 2019 Press Release
Jackie has helped countless children and adults reach their full potential with the help of horses. Through every class and lesson, she's celebrated the limitless worth and potential of every student. She is an example to us all and inspires us to help our neighbors in need.
May 14, 2019 Press Release
I am thankful the NCAA has created a working group to examine my Student-Athlete Equity Act and how it will empower college athletes with free-market opportunities. While this is encouraging, the NCAA has claimed to study this issue for years. Now they need to act to fix the injustices in their model, protect athletes and save the college sports we love.
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.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
HBCUs are an integral part of America’s higher education system and have had a profound impact on North Carolina, including my own family, opening the door to my wife Kelly’s success as a nurse practitioner. I am proud to help lead this effort and continue building on our success advocating for minority-serving institutions by expanding our commitment to HBCUs and the nearly 300,000 students they serve.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
I cling to the promise that we find in the book of Jeremiah declaring that God listens when we pray. My hope is that we would seek His divine wisdom for guidance and protection. Prayer is a source of strength and hope for so many Americans – a source we must recognize and protect. Though politics can be divisive at times, prayer should be a uniting force for Congress and for our nation.
April 30, 2019 Press Release
I am grateful for our men and women in uniform and appreciate the sacrifices they have made and continue to make every day. I believe that one of the ways we make North Carolina, and our great country its best, is by helping those who sacrificed so much for us.
April 29, 2019 Press Release
Government restrictions should never get in the way of families doing what’s best for their loved ones. I am proud to co-sponsor the Freedom for Families Act and empower mothers, fathers, sons and daughters with the flexibility they need to care for a sick family member or spend time with a newborn child. Every situation is different, that’s why we must achieve solutions that give North Carolina families real options without implementing costly one-size-fits-all mandates.
We must do all we can to protect churches and charities on the frontline of our battle against the generational cycles of poverty and the traps of government dependence from unnecessary taxes and strenuous compliance processes. I am thankful this strong group of non-profits has made their voices heard and highlighted the need to keep reforming our tax code so our communities can prosper.
April 19, 2019 Press Release
Representative Mark Walker introduced legislation last Congress that would expand charitable giving to all taxpayers. Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina(Greensboro) was tremendously grateful for this effort given the anticipated decline in charitable giving as a result of tax reform.
Last Congress, we led a common-sense bipartisan proposal to implement anti-sexual harassment training and provide protections to Capitol staff. More than 100 days into the new majority, House Administration Democrats have failed in performing their obligation to implement new training curriculum for members and staff. The committee should act immediately to set the new training in place to help ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all.