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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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September 10, 2018 Press Release
The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population.
The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population.
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September 10, 2018 Press Release
“Hurricane Florence poses an imminent and dangerous threat to North Carolina, and its approach necessitates the state to once again activate the State Emergency Response Team and numerous other state resources.”
“Hurricane Florence poses an imminent and dangerous threat to North Carolina, and its approach necessitates the state to once again activate the State Emergency Response Team and numerous other state resources.”
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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."
"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."
September 4, 2018 Press Release
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 represents $71 million in relief for North Carolina's manufacturers – an industry the employs more than 10% of the state's workforce.
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.
August 29, 2018 Press Release
"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."

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