Congressman Patrick McHenry
February 7, 2021
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

We Need To Safely Reopen America
There are hardworking Americans who are still hurting from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. We need to make sure that any additional funding will have an impact on those most in need. Support must be temporary, targeted, and tied to the coronavirus pandemic.There is no amount of stimulus that can replace open businesses, available jobs, and kids in classrooms. It is time to safely reopen our economy and let America get back to work.

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our students’ ability to learn and acquire the tools they need for success. Yet, despite the CDC’s announcement that it is safe for schools to reopen and parents calling for their children to return to the classroom, President Biden is still taking orders from the teachers’ unions. We need to reopen our nation’s schools safely so students can get back to learning.

President Biden Is Fulfilling Far-Left Campaign Promises
Despite his calls for unity, President Biden has moved to undo many of the economic and diplomatic wins from the past four years. He has already signed 42 executive orders in the last two weeks alone. Instead of bringing the country together, President Biden is choosing to fulfill far-left campaign promises that will destroy jobs and hurt the American people.

The Right to Test Act
Widespread and readily available testing is a crucial tool in battling any future pandemic. As the current health crisis has shown, the American people cannot afford delays. On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz and I introduced the Right to Test Act, which will empower states to reduce testing delays and more rapidly respond to the evolving health needs of their communities as they work to curb the spread of COVID-19 or other future health threats. Learn more by clicking here or on the image below.

Discussing GameStop and the Important Issues
Facing the Tenth District
Earlier this week, I joined Yahoo Finance to discuss GameStop, supporting everyday investors, the need for additional pandemic relief, the importance of reopening our schools, and more. Click here or on the image below to watch.

What I've Been Reading

Harrington, known for her no-nonsense approach, Senate’s first female majority leader

Carolina Journal 

I enjoyed this profile of my longtime friend Kathy Harrington, North Carolina's first female Senate Majority Leader. During these challenging times our state needs tough and capable leaders like Kathy. 

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor at Capitol

Fox News 

On Wednesday, Officer Brian Sicknick laid in honor in the U.S. Capitol. This historic honor has been bestowed to only four other Americans in our nation’s history, including two Capitol Police Officers who were also killed while protecting the Capitol. Please join me in praying for Officer Sicknick’s family and loved ones as they mourn his tragic death and for all of our dedicated Capitol Police Officers.

Winston-Salem considering how to honor the late Hank Aaron

Winston-Salem Journal

Like so many Americans, I was saddened to hear of Hank Aaron’s passing. Hammerin’ Hank was a baseball legend and a hero to so many, especially here in the South. I enjoyed this article highlighting the role our area played in the start of his illustrious career.

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