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No immigration reform without border security

I cannot and will not support any type of reform until we secure the border first. I am also strongly opposed to the Senate immigration bill and do not think the House should even start a negotiation with that measure. Border security is the key to effective immigration policy. With more than 11.5 million undocumented […]

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Strength in Numbers

The National Journal recently published their rankings of the most conservative members in the House based on voting record. I’m proud to say I was ranked number 12! It’s an honor to be recognized for my conservative voting record. I serve because I want to help the people of North Carolina’s 8th District. I understand […]

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Obama must act to ease job crisis

As you know, President Obama recently delivered the State of the Union address. I was honored to share this evening with Nicole and Michael Gross, a Charlotte family affected by the tragic Boston Marathon bombing. I am incredibly impressed by their strength and courage through such troubling times and wish them all the best as […]

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What was Missing

Friend – In tonight’s State of the Union Address the President laid out his policy agenda, touted Obamacare and called for action, yet like many of you, I’m left feeling dissatisfied and disappointed. As much dysfunction and gridlock as we’ve endured in Washington we deserve better explanations, sincere apologies, accountability and transparency from the Obama […]

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Two bills in the House aim to restrict abortion

I hope everyone has been staying warm this week. I have to admit that when I left Washington after the House adjourned last week, I didn’t necessarily think I would really need to bring my scarf and gloves down to North Carolina. I, however, am certainly not about to complain too much as I was […]

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Efforts underway to curb reckless spending

I am really proud of the effort our Carolina Panthers put forth this year. I know this past Sunday was a tough loss, but I am already excited for next season as the future looks bright, and I have no doubt we’ll come roaring back. As a man of my word, I did have to […]

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Repeal and replace the disaster that is Obamacare

Obamacare continues to be an absolute disaster. We have seen the devastating effects all over the country, but especially at home in North Carolina, where the amount of people receiving cancellation notices outnumbers jobs that are being created. I go home every weekend and travel the district to talk to businesses who say that they […]

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