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  • Congressman McHenry Announces $582,417 Homeland Security Grant to Newton Fire Department in Catawba County
    Posted in Press Release on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) announced $582,417 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District. The grant will go to the Newton Fire Department in Catawba County, and comes in the second round of this year’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant awards. SAFER Grants assist local fire departments by providing funding to increase their staffing and deployment capabilities enabling them t... Read more

  • McHenry, Meeks Introduce Fintech Bill to Encourage Greater Financial Inclusion
    Posted in Press Release on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee joined with Congressman Gregory Meeks (D, NY-05) to introduce H.R. 3299, the Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017. This bill restores consistency to our nation's lending laws to reflect the new realities of financial innovation following the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's decision in the Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC case. “By codifying long-sta... Read more

  • Fulfilling Our Responsibility to the U.S. Military
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA). “With the continued threats posed by Islamic extremists and dangerous nations like North Korea, we need a strong and agile U.S. military prepared to confront hostile actors and defend our nation at a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, under the previous Administration, the brave men and women who serve in ... Read more

  • Congressman McHenry Announces $69,716 Homeland Security Grant to Bessemer City Fire Department in Gaston County
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) announced $69,716 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District. The grant will go to the Bessemer City Fire Department in Gaston County, and comes in the tenth round of the 2016 fiscal year Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which aims to help firefighters and first responders throughout the country. Local departments apply for the grants from the program which is adm... Read more

  • McHenry Supports House Passage of Immigration Enforcement Bills
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law: “President Trump was elected on a pledge to protect our homeland and ensure security for all Americans. Today, the House passed two important bills that help fulfill the President’s commitment to making public security the top priority. “The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act begins a long overdue crackdown on sa... Read more

  • McHenry Introduces No Free Rides Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10), along with original cosponsor Jodey Arrington (TX-19), introduced H.R. 3090, the No Free Rides Act. H.R. 3090 would prohibit illegal aliens who received Social Security Numbers through former President Barack Obama’s deferred prosecution of illegal immigrants from qualifying for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Under President Obama’s executive actions, illegal immigrants who qualify for the program are eligible to receive Social Security Nu... Read more

  • McHenry, Vargas Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fight Against Targeting of Israel
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington - Last week, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and Congressman Juan Vargas (D, CA-51) introduced H.R. 2856, the Combating BDS Act of 2017, which fights back against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that has been employed to delegitimize and isolate the state of Israel. In addition to McHenry and Vargas, the bill was introduced with a bipartisan group of six original cosponsors including Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05). “The BDS movement is economi... Read more

  • McHenry on the Passage of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017: “Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices, voluntarily putting their lives on the line to keep us safe and defend our freedoms. Through their service, they have earned access to the best care possible but unfortunately, the VA has too often failed them. “With today’s House passa... Read more

  • McHenry on Trey Gowdy's Selection to be Next Oversight & Government Reform Chairman
    Posted in Press Release on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee recommended Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) to serve as the next Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: “Congratulations to my good friend Trey Gowdy on his selection as the next Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Trey is an intelligent, reform-minded conservative who possesses the utmost honor and integrity. I’m confident... Read more

  • McHenry on Passage of the Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    (click on the image above to see McHenry's speech in support of the CHOICE Act) Washington - Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act: “Families and small businesses are the foundation of small, rural communities like those I represent in western North Carolina. Yet, over the last seven years, the Dodd-Frank induced regula... Read more