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Much work to do this week

This week and next, the House is in recess so it is great to be back home in North Carolina. This past weekend I was incredibly lucky and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the grand marshal and honorary starter for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. […]

Fight poverty by creating jobs, not more poverty

This week I had the privilege of joining my colleague Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) for a panel discussion at the 3rd Annual Poverty Summit led by Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA). The summit brings local community leaders and policymakers together for a discussion about ways to end poverty in the United States. Though Jim and I […]

Bureaucracy holding business back

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, whose 8th District includes Robeson and Scotland counties, on Monday toured Cape Fear Arsenal in Lumberton as part of a four-business tour he will make this week of manufacturing companies in his district. “I’m excited about the potential for this business to succeed and grow in Robeson County,” Hudson said. “I […]

N.C.’s discomfort with immigration revamp might block it in Congress

Congressman Richard Hudson opposes the plan. Rep. Robert Pittenger says border security must come first. But Rep. Renee Ellmers calls it a good first step. Republicans in the North Carolina congressional delegation are divided over their leaders’ calls to pass legislation that would give millions of undocumented immigrants legal status. Their mixed response is illustrative […]

We need answers

We received some troubling news last week in regards to the attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The Senate report concluded the attacks could have been prevented and the Administration failed to respond to warnings that security at the U.S. Embassy was deteriorating. There have been committees to investigate the attacks, but they were […]

CQ Roll Call: TSA chief, facing skeptical lawmakers, defends new rule on small knives

Transportation Security Administration head John S. Pistole on Thursday defended his agency’s decision to allow airline passengers to carry on certain pocket knives and sporting equipment, saying those objects don’t present the kind of threat the TSA was created to address. He faced an audience of lawmakers skeptical about the policy, and the process through […]

CQ Roll Call: TSA chief, facing skeptical lawmakers, defends new rule on small knives

Transportation Security Administration head John S. Pistole on Thursday defended his agency’s decision to allow airline passengers to carry on certain pocket knives and sporting equipment, saying those objects don’t present the kind of threat the TSA was created to address. He faced an audience of lawmakers skeptical about the policy, and the process through […]