Homeland Security

McHenry Votes to Continue Funding Fire Grant Programs

| Posted in Press Release

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) voted for H.R. 3791, which reauthorizes a total of approximately $9.8 billion over five years to fund both the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Read more »

What is Patriotism?

| Posted in Opinion Pieces

Patriotism inspires us. It unites us. It fills our hearts with pride and optimism. And sometimes it brings us to tears. Simple but poignant acts of American patriotism occur every day. They rarely attract headlines but these are the actions that strengthen this great nation – and teach us the true meaning of patriotism. Read more »

Congressman McHenry Announces $40,375 Homeland Security Grant to City of Lincolnton Fire Department in Lincoln County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced the awarding of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant in the amount of $40,375 to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District. The grant will go to the City of Lincolnton Fire Department in Lincoln County, and comes in the forty-first round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which aims to help firefighter... Read more »

Congressman McHenry Announces $106,875 Homeland Security Grant to City of Newton Fire Department in Catawba County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced the awarding of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant in the amount of $106,875 to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District. The grant will go to the City of Newton Fire Department in Catawba County, and comes in the forty-second round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which aims to help firefighters ... Read more »

Gaston residents quiz McHenry on national health care bill

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Chuck Costner doesn't think his father would be alive today if America had nationalized health care. His father, Charles Sr., had triple-bypass surgery at Gaston Memorial Hospital last August -- two days after he went to his doctor and complained of dizziness. In countries with socialized medicine, Costner said, the average wait to see a cardiologist or other specialist is six weeks. Read more »

Health care, jobs hot topics

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Health-care reform and jobs were key topics as 10th District U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry held a town hall meeting Tuesday night. The session drew a standing-room only crowd to the Cool Springs Administration Building. McHenry estimated perhaps 250 in attendance. McHenry, a Republican, first offered his outlook on three issues before taking questions from the floor. Read more »

McHenry Announces Second Town Hall Meeting in Iredell County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced that he will hold a second Iredell County town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 26th at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in the Moore, Burlington, and Lowrance Meeting Rooms, 215 North Main Street in Mooresville, NC. Read more »

McHenry town hall crowd tame

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It was a smaller and mostly subdued crowd that turned out at the town hall-style meeting U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry held at CoMMA on Monday night. The crowd was much smaller than those who turned out for similar meetings in Hickory and Mooresville but still larger than in year's past. Some of the nearly 350 people who were there came to vent both against and for the proposed national health care bill. Read more »

Citizens make their voices heard at town hall meeting

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McHenry, who is currently in his third term representing Caldwell County in Washington, received a standing ovation when he took the stage. In his initial remarks, McHenry noted how attendance at this year's town hall was greater than last year. Read more »