"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."
"That is why I introduced the A-PLUS Act to empower parents, teachers and local administrators to better address the needs of students and schools in their communities. With government’s education approach for the last five decades falling well below even the most reasonable expectations, it’s time to choose a better path."
"The release of the 2017 ‘Nation’s Report Card’ shows the stark reality that we are failing to prepare our children to live prosperous lives and ultimately pushing the American Dream out of reach. This report is not an indictment on the teachers and administrators who work passionately to serve our students, but ultimately highlights the failures of a system of bureaucratic mandates and one-size-fits-all policies that prioritize meeting arbitrary standards rather than what is best for each student."
April 11, 2018 Press Release
"The tides of Washington come and go, but family is forever. It is with this in mind that Speaker Ryan has decided to not seek re-election and invest the same time and energy he put into representing Wisconsin into his family. Paul’s character and integrity is respected among all members. With that said, he is still Speaker through January and we have plenty of work to do. As we look to the future we must also be diligent with the present working on the impending concerns of reining in Washington’s spending, balancing our budgets, providing second chances through criminal justice reform, and working to restore the hope and opportunity of the American Dream.”
April 5, 2018 Press Release
“Alex saw a need in our community and instead of convincing himself of why it couldn’t be done, he sprung to action, collaborating with others to find a solution that will result in 100,000 meals being provided to hungry students each year. Heroism isn’t about age, it’s about a heart of service and a willingness to put yourself before others. Alex embodies this spirit and the idea that age and capacity do not exempt anyone from the call to make a difference.”
The Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act (GAO-IG Act) would require each federal agency to report on the status of GAO and IG recommendations in their annual budget justification.
“Right now, North Carolina taxpayers are having their hard-earned money wasted by federal bureaucrats who have been told how to improve and become more efficient, but refuse to follow recommendations. That is unacceptable. This bipartisan legislation will make government better, more accountable, and save taxpayer dollars.”
March 26, 2018 Press Release
Facing hardship and the loss of a friend, Portia decided to make a difference and has since reached thousands Having spent years in ministry and offering counseling to survivors, I know how critical education and prevention of domestic abuse is. By letting women know they have options to break free of abuse and that a safe place can be found through her program, Portia is saving lives in our community.
Though there are some positives in the bill, it is not even near in keeping with our promises to the voters who sent us here to lead. 17 hours to read 2,232 pages with a $1.3 trillion price tag is not a path for Republican success in November. Nor for our nation.
“Each year, many North Carolinians receive the heartbreaking news that they are facing a terminal illness and may only have limited time left with their families. Intrusive regulations and teams of bureaucrats should not prevent terminally ill individuals from seeking a cure. The President called for this policy change in his State of the Union Address, and now the House is giving patients hope and the ‘right to try.’”