Congressman Patrick McHenry
December 20, 2020
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Ensuring We Trust the Results of Our Nation's Elections

As last week’s Senate hearing and North Carolina’s own experiences illustrated, there were serious issues with this November’s election. Voter fraud is real but too often claims are ignored and left uninvestigated. In the runup to November’s election, countless states—including North Carolina—changed their election procedures by bureaucratic decree rather than a change in state laws.
These actions have the potential to disenfranchise voters and—even worse—leave Americans distrusting the results of our elections. This is dangerous and unsustainable. In January when the new Congress convenes, I plan to introduce legislation to address these issues. We must restore trust in our nation’s elections and ensure all Americans can trust the results. Click here or on the image below for a good rundown on last week's Senate hearing on election fraud.

North Carolina's Healthcare Workers Are Receiving the Coronavirus Vaccine

It is amazing to see that—thanks to Operation Warp Speed—healthcare workers on the front lines battling the pandemic here in North Carolina started receiving the coronavirus vaccine at the beginning of last week. We also received more good news at the end of the week when Moderna's coronavirus vaccine also received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I am so thankful for the innovation and hard work of the scientists and manufacturers who were able to develop a safe and effective vaccine in record time.

Celebrating Three Years of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Three years ago we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and fulfilled our promise to provide tax relief for families and small business like those I represent the in the Tenth District. After tax reform, average household incomes soared nearly eight percent in less than three years. Now, more than ever, as we continue to battle the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our communities, American families and businesses need pro-growth policies like tax reform.

What I Have Been Reading

Vigil in memory of Officer Tyler Herndon

Gaston Gazette

I was moved to see the pictures from last weekend's vigil in honor of fallen Officer Tyler Herndon. Last Sunday would have been Tyler’s 26th birthday. I join the Gaston County community as they mourn the loss of a life cut short. Please join me in praying for Tyler’s family and loved ones, the Mount Holly Police Department, and all of our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day.

1903- the First Flight

National Park Service 

Last Thursday, we celebrated the 117th anniversary of the first flight, an incredible feat accomplished by Orville and Wilbur Wright right here in North Carolina. It is a great reminder of the power of American innovation at work.

62% of small-business owners fear pandemic's worst is yet to come

Fox Business

A recent poll by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that 74% of small business owners nationwide need additional aid to weather the pandemic. This is crucial aid that Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have been holding up for their own political gain. We must help our nation's small businesses now.

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