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May 7, 2020 Press Release
"On this National Day of Prayer, I pray for those hurting to be renewed as we seek God’s grace now more than ever.”
Prayer has been the source of strength and hope from our nation’s birth to America today – a source we must recognize and protect. As we continue to grapple with this pandemic, prayer should be the uniting force for North Carolinians as we push forward to brighter days and stronger times. On this National Day of Prayer, I pray for those hurting to be renewed as we seek God’s grace now more than ever.
April 29, 2020 Press Release
"Today is either the day that a wall of injustice around student-athletes started to crumble, or the day the NCAA used more tactics to bait and switch young men and women from some of America’s most vulnerable communities."
Today is either the day that a wall of injustice around student-athletes started to crumble, or the day the NCAA used more tactics to bait and switch young men and women from some of America’s most vulnerable communities. My hope is the former and that the proposal on name, image, and likeness is genuine. If enacted in good faith, this move will save the college sports we love by creating equity, transparency, and opportunity.
April 29, 2020 Press Release
During this unprecedented time, heroes are stepping up all across North Carolina to help our neighbors. Tabbatha has a long history of service and immediately saw a need and put that experience into play. With Tabbatha and the work of others sacrificing their time and talents, we will get through this together.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
Second Chance Month serves as a reminder of the true meaning of the Great American Comeback – renewal. The path to redemption is paved with the hard work and dedication of the organizations and nonprofits who empower those seeking to turn the page and achieve the promise of opportunity. This month we pay special thanks to them and everyone who helps counsel those taking the steps to become whole again.
April 8, 2020 Press Release
Congress and President Trump acted quickly to respond with immediate help to families and small businesses in every American community – including ensuring 501(c)(3) charitable organizations are able to keep their doors open with access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Now, it is clear that our recovery will take more time. Nonprofits are on the frontlines of this fight – they were there first and will be there long after ‘stay-at-home’ orders fade. More than ever, we should empower these organizations to combat this virus and help our neighbors by encouraging support through tax relief.
April 1, 2020 Press Release
In April, we ask our nation to come together in prayer at Noon each day to help lift up those suffering from COVID-19, protect our health care professionals and first responders, and bring clarity and strength to the Coronavirus Task Force and state public health officials leading our response.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
Our country was just given a frustrating choice: help American families, small businesses, and healthcare workers during an unprecedented need, while caving to some pork cravings of the D.C. political class or do nothing and watch people continue to hurt. The blatant political gamesmanship and imperfections of the CARES Act should not ultimately distract us from what this legislation will do - provide hope and a lifeline to the nearly 100,000 people in North Carolina who filed for unemployment last week, the nurse at Moses Cone who is working overtime with limited supplies, and the small business owner in Asheboro doing her best to keep every employee paid. People are hurting. Ultimate, I believe this bill will lift up the people of North Carolina and put us on the path to coming back even stronger.”
March 25, 2020 Press Release
Nearly 85 percent of businesses in North Carolina have fewer than 20 employees. We are working hard to make sure every single one of them knows that they are heard, we feel their struggles, and we are going to do everything we can to ensure they have the help and resources and help they need to weather this storm and keep our communities strong. I want our North Carolina small business owners to be the most prepared and informed in the country.
March 24, 2020 Press Release
Struggling Americans don’t need the political tactics and radical agenda-setting of the Washington political class while they face a crisis. They need strong consensus and leadership to protect our families, senior citizens, and the lifelong dreams tied to our economy. Until they can get over their bickering, I urge my colleagues to join me in forgoing pay until they can choose people over politics and get a relief bill to President Trump’s desk.
March 21, 2020 Press Release
Tom’s continued dedication to mentoring North Carolina’s students has created lasting impacts for years to come. Our community is stronger because of the selfless work of people like him who empower and guide our youth to success.

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