A House hearing into appearances of political favoritism in a Department of Homeland Security-run investor-visa program led to tense exchanges between Democratic and Republican lawmakers Thursday, but also to some conciliatory notes.
June 29, 2018 Blog Post
The House passes the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018 to extend benefits to Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans.
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.
The House passes the farm bill to authorize federal agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs under the Department of Agriculture until 2023, make critical reforms to encourage work for benefits, and provide access to job-training programs.
The House fails to pass the Walker-cosponsored 'Securing America's Future Act' in a 193-231 vote.
In address to NCLBCF, Walker discusses his background, why he ran for Congress, the importance of establishing strong relationships before enacting policies, and his focus of not just making an argument, but making a difference.
U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and U.S. Representative Alma Adams (D-N.C.) welcomed their third class of Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus interns to Washington, D.C. this week. The internship, launched in 2016, is aimed at increasing diversity and engagement on Capitol Hill through HBCUs.
June 11, 2018 Press Release
Hank Williams spends every day of his life making others feel loved and cared for. His selfless service to his neighbors – especially our nation's veterans – is truly inspiring. Real heroes know the impact that a simple act of recognition can have on a person's life, and Hank takes that power and multiplies it in ways that makes a difference in hundreds of lives. We are proud to have him represent our community.
The House passes the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, rescinding nearly $15 billion of unobligated balances from previously appropriated funding.
The House passes the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. "This defense bill gives our troops the largest pay raise in nine years, provides a path to newer and safer equipment to combat an alarming rise in accidents and fights sexual assault so all in our military can feel safe, confident and cared for," Walker said.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act would stop wasteful spending in federal agencies and bring needed accountability using GAO and IG reports.
In The News
May 1, 2015 In The News
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Members of Congress -- including several Southern Baptists -- prayed one after another for America April 29 in the U.S. Capitol.