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.
I applaud President Trump for keeping this key promise to voters, strengthening the wall between government funding and abortion industry giants like Planned Parenthood and adding protections for victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. With not one penny cut from family planning services, we can protect the value of every human life and place the interest and health of women ahead of the abortion agenda.
The House passes the VA Mission Act to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system and to provide options for family caregivers.
The House passes the Protect and Serve Act to allow for the federal prosecution of those who knowingly cause bodily harm or attempt to cause bodily harm to law enforcement officers.
Crystal Black and Gene Blackmon showed exceptional service as key volunteers in response to the recent tornado and storm that hit parts of Guilford and Rockingham counties.
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. 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
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 29, 2018 Blog Post
The Veterans Resource Fair was a one-stop shop where veterans and their families can meet with representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss disability and compensation claims, determine eligibility for VA healthcare, provide information about VA burial assistance programs, and mental health services.
April 28, 2018 Press Release
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.
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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.