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November 13, 2018 Press Release
Amy Sparks-Martin is a native of Stoneville and owns Debbie’s Restaurant along with her father, Dennis Sparks. She has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to serving others, most recently assisting the Red Cross and providing over 20,000 meals to hurricane evacuees in Winston-Salem.
October 26, 2018 Press Release
“The federal preparation and response, as well as the coordination with state and local officials, in the wake of Hurricane Florence was exceptional. I thank FEMA Administrator Long, a North Carolina native, and the FEMA team for their extensive efforts and assistance. Our office stands ready to serve every farmer, business owner, family and resident of Guilford County and Chatham County in every way possible.”
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.
October 12, 2018 Press Release
"Every American should be proud that we are finally bringing North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson home."
"Every American should be proud that we are finally bringing North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson home. His release today, after a two-year unjust imprisonment, was only possible through millions of prayers and the concerted efforts of President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo and members of Congress. This needs to be the end point for the many acts of aggression and human rights violations for Turkey and President Erdogan."
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October 5, 2018 Press Release
Cambre Weller and Chelsea Spohn founded Abolition NC as an organization to the fight on behalf of survivors and work to prevent human trafficking.
September 28, 2018 Press Release
The House passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan bill that will help in our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.
"It’s time to turn these tragic tales into stories of triumph and opportunity. Together, through expanding access to proven treatments, a tough hand stopping the flow of drugs and a compassionate approach to ensure families aren’t fighting this alone, we can overcome the opioid crisis and bring hope to struggling communities."
September 28, 2018 Press Release
"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."
September 26, 2018 Press Release
The Guidance Out Of Darkness (GOOD) Act would require federal agencies to post regulatory guidance documents online.
"Federal agencies are using veiled actions to circumvent the normal rule-making process, greatly costing North Carolina families and employers with compliance burdens and wasted time navigating a bureaucratic nightmare. Every dollar and hour blown managing this is an opportunity lost, a job not created, and investment not going into our community.”
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September 25, 2018 Press Release
"Our office stands ready to assist any and every person in Lee County in any way possible."
As I saw firsthand, while Sanford and Lee County faced heavy rain, flooding and storm damage during Hurricane Florence, they still led the charge in welcoming evacuees from across the state who needed a place to go. While we continue to assist them in serving others and getting the supplies they need, this federal declaration will help with the short and long term recovery of the community. Our office stands ready to assist any and every person in Lee County in any way possible.
September 14, 2018 Press Release
“The severity of damage and number of areas impacted is rapidly increasing and is forecast to worsen drastically in the coming days. Accordingly, we sincerely appreciate your timely consideration of this expedited Major Disaster Declaration request.”
“The severity of damage and number of areas impacted is rapidly increasing and is forecast to worsen drastically in the coming days. Accordingly, we sincerely appreciate your timely consideration of this expedited Major Disaster Declaration request.”
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