Congressman Patrick McHenry
April 23, 2017
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Back Home in Western North Carolina

With Congress out of session in observance of the Easter and Passover holidays, I spent the last couple weeks back home in western North Carolina meeting with Tenth District constituents and businesses. Last week, I spent some time at WC Friday Middle School in Dallas. There I met with eighth grade students participating in SIFMA's Capitol Hill Challenge Stock Market Game.

This week, I spent part of Tuesday at Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore. While there I met with Dr. Alton Beal, the college president, and then addressed students to provide them with an update on my work in DC.

I also spent part of the week in Rutherford County. My first stop there was at the Rutherford Regional Medical Center where I met with Rebecca Segal who recently took over as their CEO.

Following that visit, I stayed in Rutherfordton to tour Trelleborg Coated Systems, Inc. Trelleborg recently announced they would be relocating their North American headquarters to the Rutherfordton facility.

Also this week I spoke to a meeting of the Gastonia Evening Rotary Club. I provided the group with an update on my work with President Trump to advance our shared agenda.

On Wednesday morning, I joined WHKY's First Talk with Hal Row for my monthly interview. I call in to Hal's show every month and happened to be in Hickory this past Wednesday so I visited Hal in studio.

For additional photos from my visits throughout the Tenth District, be sure to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Historic Success Repealing Obama-Era Regulations

As we move into the fourth month of President Trump's presidency, it is important to take stock in what President Trump and the Republican Congress have accomplished. One of the most significant accomplishments has been our historic use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA)--a law that allows rules proposed in the final six months of a presidency to be repealed using a simple majority vote.

Before President Trump took office, CRAs had only been used once. Thus far in 2017, President Trump and the Republican Congress have used it fifteen times to repeal Obama-era regulations. The CRA has been used to repeal a regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, regulations that restrict American's individual rights, and numerous job-killing regulations put in place by the Obama Administration. You can see a full list of the CRAs we've passed by clicking here or on the image below.

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to raise autism awareness and discuss the importance of autism acceptance. It is imperative we help the thousands of American families who are confronted with autism each year. Countless families--including many in our area--face the challenge of this horrific disease but live full and complete lives despite it. You can learn more about how you can participate here via the Autism Society of America.  

What I Have Been Reading

Trump to sign executive order, memoranda on financial regulation at Treasury

The Hill

Since taking office, President Trump has aggressively used his executive powers to undo Obama-era regulations and relieve American families and businesses from the burdens of disastrous laws like Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. These memoranda and executive actions signed Friday are more examples of this important work and I commend President Trump for taking these necessary steps.  

Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home after Trump intervention

The Washington Post  

President Trump and his administration also deserve praise for their efforts to free Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian American humanitarian worker who had been held as a prisoner in Egypt for the last three years. President Trump worked with the Egyptian government to free Hijazi and other humanitarian aide workers who had been held on bogus charges. 

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