May 14, 2018 Press Release
"Signing a scholarship with a university should not be a moratorium on an athlete’s ability to use his or her name and image, or to attain a livable wage for their talent."
"Signing a scholarship with a university should not be a moratorium on an athlete’s ability to use his or her name and image, or to attain a livable wage for their talent. We owe it to our college athletes to build a better system that incentivizes them to finish school, rewards their achievements and gives them opportunity and hope for the future."
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Mitch McConnell should drop his threat to block rescissions affecting the omnibus.
Rescissions aren’t merely a Republican political maneuver against Democrats. President Clinton used the process 166 times to save more than $3.5 billion. While effective, the most recent package sent by President Trump is especially innocuous, politically speaking, clawing back unneeded, unspent funds, some of which were appropriated as far back as 1993.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Nobody should be surprised that the deal failed to rein in the world's largest sponsor of terrorism. At its core, the deal was destined to fail due to its inability to curb the Iranian Regime’s expansionist and destabilizing goals in the greater Middle East.
When the Vice President was here, he promised the full support of the federal government, and with this declaration by FEMA, we have received it. Our efforts are not over, we remain committed to serving all of those impacted to our fullest ability.
April 28, 2018 Press Release
Walker and the North Carolina Congressional Delegation write a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long in support of Gov. Roy Cooper's disaster request
Congressman Mark Walker wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long to support North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s request that the President declare a major disaster for the State of North Carolina, under Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act, as a result of severe weather that effected Guilford and Rockingham counties on April 15, 2018.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
The Ditto Act ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains the same record-keeping standards as the department expects from taxpayers.
"The bureaucratic failures of the IRS were on full display yesterday as they were unable to perform even a basic duty on their most critical day of the year. Another way the IRS is failing North Carolina taxpayers is with lack of accountability. Run for almost a decade by Commissioners who spent more time misleading Congress and attempting to bury scandals than they did serving Americans, the IRS has operated under a different set of rules than what they expect from taxpayers. The Ditto Act forces accountability on the IRS and ensures that they are working under the same rules as the people and businesses of North Carolina."
Walker and Richmond penned an op-ed for The Hill calling on congressional leadership – of both parties – to dedicate the resources and afford criminal justice reform the national attention it deserves.
"Incarceration statistics paint a grim picture of the nightmare millions face: 2.7 million children under the age of 18 have an incarcerated parent; there are more jails than colleges in the United States; non-violent drug offenses account for almost half of the total population in federal prisons; and taxpayers spend more than $70 billion each year to incarcerate 1 in 100 American adults," Walker and Richmond write. "Even worse, these wasted dollars make us all less safe. We have the opportunity to restore families and help people find redemption instead of condemnation."
"Helping our North Carolina farmers through trade means removing barriers, opening new markets and ensuring a level playing field. When we get government restrictions and bad policies out of the way, our premier North Carolina products can shine and our people can thrive. I applaud President Trump and the administration for working to open the Argentinian market to our pork producers."
April 12, 2018 Press Release
The Hill: "The bill was brought to the floor under an agreement made between Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.) in October."
“Part of the reason I ran for Congress was frustration with Washington’s inability to spend within its means and show fiscal leadership. That is why I made a pledge to the people of North Carolina to push for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution."
Vashti Hinton, Graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and Member of the First Class of Bipartisan HBCU Interns Has Been Hired Full-Time as a Congressional Staffer
The McClatchy D.C. Bureau highlighted Rep. Walker's efforts to increase diversity and engagement on Capitol Hill through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As the article states: "[Vashti] Hinton, a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University graduate, recently landed a job in the office of Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., the first full time hire from a unique three-year-old internship program created by Reps. Alma Adams, D-N.C., and Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., to help improve Congress’ poor showing when it comes to staff diversity."