Congressman Patrick McHenry
January 17, 2021
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Voting Against Democrats' Article of Impeachment

On Wednesday, I voted against House Democrats’ Article of Impeachment against President Trump. While I wish that President Trump would have more forcefully condemned the violent actions of the mob that invaded the Capitol on January 6th, there are a variety of reasons—both practical and otherwise—why I voted against impeachment. Practically, doing this less than a week before President-elect Biden takes the oath is simply absurd. Furthermore, if the removal of President Trump is so urgent—as my Democrat colleagues claim—why did the House wait a full week after the events to have this vote?

While this transfer of power has not been peaceful, it is still moving forward. I believe we must focus on ensuring that happens, as our Constitution and our laws demand. Click here or on the image below to read my full statement on Wednesday's vote.


Supporting Small Businesses


This week, the Small Business Administration reopened the Paycheck Protection Program, an essential lifeline for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The PPP will help provide additional support to the backbone of our economy, small businesses like those in the Tenth District, so they can stay open and support workers, families, and our communities. Click here or on the image below to learn more about how to apply for support from the Paycheck Protection Program.


Stay Up to Date


It is the start of a new Congress and a new year and I am looking forward to serving you: the people of North Carolina's Tenth District. If you'd like to stay up to date on what is happening here in the Tenth District and in Washington, D.C. or learn more about the organizations, businesses, and people I have the honor of serving as your Representative, please follow me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


What I Have Been Reading

U.S. bans imports of all cotton, tomato products from China's Xinjiang region

Reuters


On Wednesday, the Trump Administration banned all cotton imports from the Xinjiang region of China. I applaud this move as a strong stand against the Chinese Communist Party and the horrific forced labor practices in Xinjiang. We must continue to combat the malign actions of the Chinese government and their predatory practices that hurt American businesses—like North Carolina’s textile industry—and American workers.

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