Congressman Patrick McHenry
March 19, 2017
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Continued Progress on the AHCA


Last week I shared details about the American Health Care Act or AHCA, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. This week, the AHCA continued to progress through the House of Representatives as the Budget Committee approved the legislation. Next week, the bill will go before the Rules Committee before coming to the House floor for a final vote on Thursday. You can learn more about the AHCA's step by step progress through the House of Representatives here.

I spent Friday morning in the Oval Office meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and a group of conservative lawmakers to discuss small changes to the bill that will help ensure its passage. You can read President Trump's remarks from that meeting here or see video from it here. Additionally on Friday, National Right to Life announced their full support of the AHCA.


(Official White House Photos by Shealah Craighead)


WLOS's Connect to Congress


With the House making continued progress on repealing and replacing Obamacare, it is important to keep the Tenth District up to date on what is happening in Washington. On Wednesday, I joined WLOS's Connect to Congress series for an interview with Jennifer Emert. In the interview we discussed the American Health Care Act and what it means for western North Carolina. In addition we discussed the news of the day and my plans to hold town hall meetings for Tenth District constituents this August. Click here or on the image below to see full video of Wednesday's interview.



2017 Congressional Art Contest Announced


Again this year, my office will be hosting the Tenth District Congressional Art Contest. This is an annual tradition in the U.S. Capitol where each Congressional district is represented by one piece of art produced by a local student. The competition is open to high school students throughout the Tenth District. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of Tenth District art teachers. For complete details on this year's competition, including details on how to submit artwork, please click here or on the image below. If you know any students that might be interested in participating in this year's competition, please share details with them.

 

What I Have Been Reading

Loss of Mary Jo's founder tears a hole in the fabric of the Carolinas

The Charlotte Observer

The McHenry family's thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mary Jo Cloninger this weekend as they mourn the passing of the matriarch of their family. Mary Jo will be deeply missed in Gaston County where her fabric store, Mary Jo's, is an institution having served our area since 1951.  


Police chief helps rescue man as flames engulf historic Cherryville home

WSOC-TV 

Impressive story of heroism from Gaston County where Cherryville Police Chief Richard Jenks and his lieutenant helped rescue a Cherryville man from his burning home. The Tenth District is blessed to have countless brave and dedicated first responders. The courage shown by these officers in Cherryville is just the latest example of that bravery. 


Asheville takes top spots in 'The South's Best' survey

Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville is once again receiving national recognition as a tremendous place to visit as multiple Asheville destinations were recognized in Southern Living Magazine's annual 'South's Best' awards. Among the Asheville staples earning accolades were the Inn on Biltmore Estate, Wicked Weed Brewing, and the Omni Grove Park Inn.  

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