Congressman Patrick McHenry
February 28, 2021
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Voting NO to the Pelosi/Biden Pork-laden Spending Bill

In the face of this ongoing pandemic, what the American people need is targeted, temporary relief that is directly related to COVID. While we should be focused on getting kids into classrooms and vaccines into arms, Democrats are instead pushing through a progressive wish list that—as the chart below illustrates—dedicates only 9 percent of its $1.9 trillion price tag to actually combatting the virus. If Democrats had worked with Republicans, we could have voted to provide the COVID-related relief Americans need to help end this nightmare.

Late Friday night, I delivered remarks on the House Floor condemning this bill and calling for bipartisan action to provide targeted COVID-19 relief for Americans in need. Click here or on the image below to watch the speech.

Earlier on Friday, I testified before the House Rules Committee to highlight the failures of this legislation and the House Financial Services Committee's Democrats refusal to work with Republicans to find bipartisan solutions to the pandemic. Click here or on the image below to watch.

Supporting Farmers During the Pandemic

Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina and is a leading industry in the Tenth District. Additionally, over 5,700 families across our state are involved in poultry and egg farming. Yet currently, broiler-breeders who contract with larger companies are not eligible to participate in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) despite the important role they play in our food system. That is why I joined with my colleagues Congressmen Ted Budd (NC-13) and Dan Bishop (NC-9) in sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Shea to advocate for a correction in how this key CARES Act program to assist farmers is implemented. Click here or on the image below to read our letter and learn why this needs to change.

This Week in the Financial Services Committee

Last week, I delivered opening remarks at the House Financial Services Committee hearing with the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Jerome Powell. The hearing was held to discuss the state of the economy, monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. In my remarks I highlighted the importance of targeted and temporary relief that is directly related to COVID to help the many Americans still suffering from the impact of the pandemic. You can watch my remarks by clicking here or on the image below.

What I Have Been Reading

Kernersville police officer who was shot Sunday is in critical but stable condition

Winston-Salem Journal

Please join me in praying for the family and loved ones of Kernersville Police Officer Sean Houle, who was shot in the line of duty last week. I was glad to hear that Officer Houle is now in stable condition. Every day, our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. I am grateful for these brave men and women and their service to the Tenth District.

‘Entire community helped make it a great day’

Statesville Record & Landmark

In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, the Iredell County community came together to provide lunch for local law enforcement officers. The event was so successful that the Mooresville, Troutman and Statesville Police Departments, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, and firemen at the downtown Statesville fire station were provided lunch. It is great to see the community coming together to give back to local law enforcement officers.

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