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August 9, 2015 Blog Post
Since swearing in, we have been very active in Washington — pushing ourselves to do our best on your behalf. We all know that our job has a very real impact on your life and the lives of hundreds of thousands of people — we work for you! Here are just 7 things our office has been up to in our first 7 months in Congress.
July 24, 2015 Blog Post

The brave service men and women, that have selflessly given and sacrificed so much for our country, deserve our lifelong appreciation and respect.

More than that, they deserve our very best — they deserve first class health care and service — they deserve a federal government that honors its commitment to them.

July 23, 2015 Blog Post

The recent murder of Kate Steinle is a tragic reminder that we must enforce our immigration laws. Fixing our immigration system requires a careful and measured approach. Securing our border and enforcing our current laws must be a top priority.

July 20, 2015 Blog Post

This past week, we witnessed an undercover, barbaric video where Planned Parenthood was caught selling body parts of aborted babies. I have joined several of my colleagues in speaking out against Planned Parenthood'’s evil and depraved actions and fully support congressional investigation into the organization.

July 14, 2015 Blog Post

Iran is the world’s leader in state sponsored terrorism! As a member of Congress, I will stand against any Iranian agreement that doesn’t completely strip Iran of all nuclear capability. In the words of the Prime Minister of Israel, “this is a bad mistake of historic proportion.”

July 10, 2015 Blog Post

As a pastor, I have seen sickness, disease and stood by the bedside when the last breath is taken. My wife is a nurse practitioner. My brother is blind with a disease where more research is needed. I have great compassion for future research and is why I signed onto a letter requesting proper funding of NIH.

June 28, 2015 Blog Post

Combating Government Waste at DHS -- Second Bill Passes the House

June 10, 2015 Blog Post

TPA stands for Trade Promotion Authority and is often called "fast track." TPA is a process to negotiate trade agreements and is not a trade agreement on its own.

Three main components of TPA:

June 9, 2015 Blog Post

Tonight the House passed HR 2577, the Transportation, Housing, & Urban Development Appropriations Act. This bill that funds the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Departments, as well as other agencies is in line with the FY 2016 budget passed earlier this year and holds spending almost $10 billion below the President’s budget request.

June 9, 2015 Blog Post

As the House will likely vote on granting Trade Promotion Authority this week, I am inclined to agree with Sen. Ted Cruz, Sec. Condoleeza Rice, Charles Krauthammer and others on TPA. In fact, 1.2 Million Jobs are dependent on trade in North Carolina.