Congressman Patrick McHenry
April 16, 2017
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Happy Easter

He is risen! Giulia, Cecelia, and I would like to wish you and your family a happy and blessed Easter. As you gather together with family, friends, and other loved ones to celebrate this sacred holiday, please keep those who make it possible to celebrate safely and securely in mind. From the troops serving our nation overseas to the police officers, firefighters, and EMTs here at home, we must not forget the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. I hope everyone has a restful Easter. God bless.


Helping Advance President Trump's Agenda

Over the past six weeks, I've worked closely with President Donald J. Trump and his Administration to advance his legislative agenda in the House of Representatives. From working tirelessly to whip votes in favor of his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to helping pass Congressional Review Act resolutions to undo Obama-era regulations, we have accomplished much. But our work is not complete. When Congress returns from our Easter district work period, we must finish the job and fully repeal Obamacare. Then we will begin to tackle President Trump's next priority: reforming our nation's broken tax code to bring down rates for all Americans. Click here to see a full rundown of the fifteen Obama-era regulations we've repealed thus far.

North Carolina Beer Month 2017

April is North Carolina Beer Month, a time to celebrate the numerous craft breweries that call North Carolina home. Western North Carolina--and the Tenth District specifically--are home to many of North Carolina's best breweries. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy beer, it is important to recognize the positive impact breweries have in our communities. They are small businesses that create good paying jobs and often serve as gathering points within our communities, hosting local events and community gatherings. You can see a full list of events celebrating North Carolina Beer Month by clicking here or on the image below.

What I Have Been Reading

Trump vs. Planned Parenthood: Showdown Over Funding

Fox Business

Thanks to President Donald Trump for standing with the pro-life community by signing H.J. Res 43 into law this past Thursday. H.J. Res 43--which I was proud to support when it passed the House earlier this year--repeals an Obama-era regulation that would have forced states to use taxpayer funds for abortions. This is the most significant pro-life legislation to become law in fourteen years and I commend President Trump for being a leader in this repeal effort. 

Surratt named AP player of the year

Lincoln Times-News

Congratulations to Lincolnton High School's Sage Surratt who was recently named the 2017 Associated Press men's basketball player of the year for the state of North Carolina. Surratt, who will attend Wake Forest University, capped off a historic year with this award as he became the first North Carolina athlete to be recognized as both the AP basketball player of the year and AP football player of the year. 

OSEGA Gymnastics owner is heading to the hall

Black Mountain News

Congratulations as well to Buncombe County's Miles Avery who this August will be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Avery--who is a co-owner of OSEGA Gymnastics in Swannanoa--has dedicated his life to the sport and also to serving his community. He is well known in our area for his annual Autism Awareness Classic which benefits the Autism Society. 

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