Veterans Affairs

McHenry Votes to Help Our Heroes Get Back to Work

| Posted in Press Release

Washington - Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015: “As our nation moves into a second decade at war, we continue to have countless men and women returning home and seeking work after bravely serving our nation overseas.  Regrettably many of these brave Americans have…

Honoring a Local Hero this Flag Day

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Hundreds of Americans gathered at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C on Flag Day to pay tribute to their family, friends and loved ones who courageously fought in the Vietnam War. Among the names read included longtime Burke County resident and Vietnam veteran Glenn Otis.

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.

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.

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.

McHenry Announces Second Town Hall Meeting in Iredell County

| Posted in Press Release

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.

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.