Trade and Manufacturing

Hickory Daily Record: Business community says government regulations stunt growth

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Uncertainty about government regulations already in place and others that may be coming are hampering economic growth and stifling efforts to create jobs, area business leaders said Friday. About two dozen representatives of various business and industry sectors in the Greater Hickory Metro voiced their concerns to U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, 10th District) during a luncheon meeting at the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

McHenry Stands with U.S. Manufacturers and Votes for Chinese Currency Reform

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) voted in favor of H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act. This bill takes a measured response to unfair currency manipulation by China and other countries, which has cost the U.S. more than one million jobs during the last decade, including hundreds of thousands of textile and apparel jobs. Congressman McHenry is a co-sponsor of this legislation. H.R. 2378 passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 348-79. Read more »

McHenry Opposes Trade Bill That Will Hurt NC Textile Workers

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Congressman McHenry opposed a bill today that will, if implemented, place an additional burden on Western North Carolina’s textile industry. The bill, HR 5160, was primarily designed to help Haiti recover after its recent devastating earthquake. However, portions of the overall bill would allow goods made primarily from components produced in other Third World countries into the U.S. duty-free 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 »