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  • McHenry on Mick Mulvaney's Confirmation as Director of OMB
    Posted in Press Release on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement upon Senate confirmation of Congressman Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): “Congratulations to my good friend Mick Mulvaney on his confirmation as the Director of OMB. Mick is just the person we need at OMB: smart, principled, and brutally honest. It is long past time the federal government seriously addressed the challenges facing our federal budget and Mick is the right p... Read more

  • McHenry on President Trump's Executive Actions on Dodd-Frank, DOL Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive orders relating to the Dodd-Frank Act and the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule: “Dodd-Frank’s regulations have driven up costs and made credit less available for families and small businesses throughout western North Carolina. Over the past six years, the House Financial Services Committee has worked tirelessly ... Read more

  • McHenry Introduces the Family Care Savings Act
    Posted in Press Release on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) introduced H.R. 782, the Family Care Savings Act. This legislation raises the cap on dependent care flexible spending accounts from $5,000 to $10,000 and indexes the cap amount to inflation. Joining as an original cosponsor of the legislation is Congresswoman Grace Meng (D, NY-06). "In recent years, we've seen the cost of everyday goods and services rise dramatically and yet the vast majority of American families have seen their wages stagnate,... Read more

  • McHenry Introduces the EPIC Act
    Posted in Press Release on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) introduced H.R. 675, the Empowering Parents to Invest in Choice (EPIC) Act. Introduced during National School Choice Week, this legislation enables parents to save for their children's education in tax-free savings accounts including the popular 529 savings accounts. Additionally, this legislation would increase the contribution limits to Coverdell accounts. “Ensuring a good educational foundation for your children is among each parent’s greatest concern... Read more

  • McHenry on Republican Actions to Defend Life
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act: “This Friday, many western North Carolinians will travel to Washington to join with hundreds of thousands of their fellow Americans solemnly marching against the tragedy of abortion. Our House majority is committed to standing with them in defense of life and today we voted to do that with passage of HR 7. “Comb... Read more

  • McHenry Congratulates President Trump
    Posted in Press Release on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the swearing-in of President Donald J. Trump: “Congratulations to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Now's the time for action. Over the next four years, I look forward to working with President Trump to repair our nation’s broken healthcare system, rewrite our tax code, and create a regulatory climate that allows small businesses to grow and prosper. Together, we can improve the lives of all... Read more

  • Beginning the Process of Repealing Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. Con. Res. 3, the Obamacare repeal resolution: “Obamacare was sold as a plan that would reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans. Here in western North Carolina it has done the opposite: canceling popular plans, driving up costs, and leaving my constituents worse off. “Today, the House made good on our commitment and passed a resolution that begins th... Read more

  • McHenry Introduces RPM Act
    Posted in Press Release on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Last week, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) introduced H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 or "RPM Act" which permanently blocks attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate modified motor vehicles used for racing. The bill was introduced with a bipartisan group of 44 original cosponsors. For decades, automotive enthusiasts have modified street vehicles into race cars used exclusively at closed race tracks. In early 2016, the EPA i... Read more

  • McHenry Votes to Bring Greater Accountability to the Federal Regulatory Process
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Last night, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017: “Over the last eight years, the Obama Administration has led a regulatory onslaught. With a cumulative economic cost of nearly $2 trillion, these unilateral actions have killed jobs and driven up the prices for everyday goods and services. “Tonight, the House took an important step to slow these regul... Read more

  • McHenry Pays Tribute to Cleveland County Commissioner Ronnie Hawkins
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to former Cleveland County Commissioner Ronnie Hawkins, who passed away after a long battle with illness on December 8th, 2016. You can access video of Congressman McHenry's remarks by clicking here or on the image below. Read more