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North Carolina's eugenics program is a sad vestige of the history of our great state. In 2013, our state legislature began to right this wrong by passing legislation that provides compensation payments to victims of the program. Unfortunately, an unintended consequence emerged and these North Carolinians faced the possibility of losing access to the social safety net if they accepted the compensation they deserved. Today, that changed with House passage of the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act. This bill now moves to the White House for the President's signature. Earlier today, I spoke on the House floor in support of this legislation. You can learn more about this important bill at the link below: http://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398360

McHenry Speaks in Support of the Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) speaks on the House floor in support of S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act which passed the House on September 27, 2016. Congressman McHenry introduced H.R. 2949, the House companion to S. 1698.

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President Obama likes to tout the economic improvement during his time in office but, for many Americans, the reality is far different. At the link below, Speaker Paul Ryan does a great job laying out the real Obama legacy on the economy. It is one defined by fewer jobs, stagnant wages, and slow growth. Fortunately, there is a #BetterWay and House Republicans will continue to advocate for those principles that will finally get the economy going. http://www.speaker.gov/general/real-obama-liberal-legacy-sluggish-american-economy

McHenry Eugenics Compensation Legislation Passes House

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Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) applauded House passage of S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act. S. 1698 is the Senate companion to H.R. 2949 which Congressman McHenry introduced in July of 2015. Click here or on the image above to see Congressman McHenry's floor speech from earlier today in support of S. 1698. "North Carolina's eugenics program is a sad part of the history of our great state," said Congressman McHenry. "While it is impossible to fully compensate those victimized at the hands of the state, this bill helps ensure these individuals are not again penalized. I'd like to thank my Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, and my House colleague G.K. Butterfield for working with me ov...

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Last week was a busy one as I introduced the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016 and joined with the House to pass two important pieces of legislation on Iran including one that blocked any future cash payments to the Iranian regime. You can read about both of these issues and many others in the Tenth District email update below. Don't forget to subscribe to receive this email to your inbox each Sunday. http://mchenry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=HERU3YPI5HOV7H43I6YTM25WE4 https://mchenry.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=1505

McHenry Eugenics Compensation Legislation Passes House

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Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) applauded House passage of S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act. S. 1698 is the Senate companion to H.R. 2949 which Congressman McHenry introduced in July of 2015. Click here or on the image above to see Congressman McHenry's floor speech from earlier today in support of S. 1698. "North Carolina's eugenics program is a sad part of the history of our great state," said Congressman McHenry. "While it is impossible to fully compensate those victimized at the hands of the state, this bill helps ensure these individuals are not again penalized. I'd like to thank my Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, and my House colleague G.K. Butterfield for working with me ov...

McHenry Introduces Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016

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Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 6118, the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016. The bill was introduced as part of the Innovation Initiative which McHenry jointly launched with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R, CA-23) earlier this year. "For generations, America has been the world's leader in innovation, spanning a variety of fields from transportation to medicine to software," said McHenry. "One area we're falling behind, is the financial services industry. The bill I introduced today changes that." "The Financial Services Innovation Act represents a mindset shift in the way we address financial regulation," McHenry continues. "Rather tha...

Congressman Patrick McHenry Named Guardian of Small Business

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Last week, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) received the biennial Guardian of Small Business Award from The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, in recognition of his outstanding support of America’s small business owners during the 114th Congress. “Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “Based on his voting record, Rep. McHenry is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.” "Small businesses are America's true job creators and remain vital economic engines in s...

McHenry Pays Tribute to Fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen

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Earlier today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen who died Monday from injuries sustained int he line of duty over the weekend. Video of McHenry's remarks can be accessed by clicking here or on the image below.

McHenry Statement on the Death of Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen

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Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after the Shelby Police Department announced the death of Officer Tim Brackeen, who was shot in the line of duty over the weekend: "I am devastated to learn of Officer Tim Brackeen's death. His tragic passing in the line of duty highlights the grave dangers our men and women in blue face each day they put on their uniforms and keep us safe. Giulia and I send our prayers and sympathies to Officer Brackeen's family and the entire Shelby Police Department as they mourn the loss of a beloved husband, father, son, and fellow officer."

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North Carolina's eugenics program is a sad vestige of the history of our great state. In 2013, our state legislature began to right this wrong by passing legislation that provides compensation payments to victims of the program. Unfortunately, an unintended consequence emerged and these North Carolinians faced the possibility of losing access to the social safety net if they accepted the compensation they deserved. Today, that changed with House passage of the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act. This bill now moves to the White House for the President's signature. Earlier today, I spoke on the House floor in support of this legislation. You can learn more about this important bill at the link below: http://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398360

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President Obama likes to tout the economic improvement during his time in office but, for many Americans, the reality is far different. At the link below, Speaker Paul Ryan does a great job laying out the real Obama legacy on the economy. It is one defined by fewer jobs, stagnant wages, and slow growth. Fortunately, there is a #BetterWay and House Republicans will continue to advocate for those principles that will finally get the economy going. http://www.speaker.gov/general/real-obama-liberal-legacy-sluggish-american-economy

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Last week was a busy one as I introduced the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016 and joined with the House to pass two important pieces of legislation on Iran including one that blocked any future cash payments to the Iranian regime. You can read about both of these issues and many others in the Tenth District email update below. Don't forget to subscribe to receive this email to your inbox each Sunday. http://mchenry.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=HERU3YPI5HOV7H43I6YTM25WE4 https://mchenry.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=1505

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The Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016 marks an evolution of the regulatory process at our nation's financial regulators. It is a mindset shift that will enable businesses, entrepreneurs, and every day citizens to realize the full potential of their innovative new ideas of how our financial system should work. Earlier this week, I spoke with Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal about how exactly it will work. Read both of those stories below: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-house-bill-aims-to-set-up-sandbox-for-fintech-innovation-1474539893 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-22/every-regulator-gets-a-piece-of-fintech-under-lawmaker-s-plan

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America has long been the world's leader in innovation, spanning a variety of fields. But when it comes to financial services, we are falling behind. Yesterday, I introduced legislation that will change that. During a speech at the ETA FinTech Conference, I unveiled the Financial Services Innovation Act of 2016. This bill creates a regulatory framework for our financial services industry that encourages greater innovation that will ultimately make it cheaper and easier for all Americans to access the financial system. Learn more: http://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398355

McHenry Speaks in Support of the Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) speaks on the House floor in support of S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act which passed the House on September 27, 2016. Congressman McHenry introduced H.R. 2949, the House companion to S. 1698.

McHenry Honors Fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) pays tribute to Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen who died after being shot in the line of duty.

Recognizing Retiring Catawba Chamber President Danny Hearn

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) recognizes Danny Hearn, the longtime President of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce who will be retiring in September.

Remembering Ellenboro Alderman Mike Rhyne

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) pays tribute to Ellenboro Alderman Mike Rhyne who recently passed away on the floor of the House of Representatives.

McHenry Speaks in Support of the Fix Crowdfunding Act

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Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, speaks on the House floor in support of H.R. 4855, the Fix Crowdfunding Act.