Congressman Patrick McHenry
August 16, 2020
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Operation Warp Speed


In May, President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, a groundbreaking partnership between the Federal Government, scientific community, and private sector to quickly develop and deliver a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus. Operation Warp Speed is a testament to the power of American innovation as our scientists and manufacturers work together to help provide this crucial tool in our battle against the pandemic. Already, three vaccine candidates are in phase 3 clinical trials, with more following closely behind. II am thankful for President Trump’s work on this important effort. Click here or on the image below to learn more about Operation Warp Speed courtesy of the White House.


A Historic Step Forward for Peace


This week's historic announcement establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a meaningful step towards peace in the Middle East. I applaud President Trump on this important achievement and the work his Administration has done to support our allies across the globe. I look forward to our country’s continued partnership with Israel and the UAE as we work to make the world a safer place to call home. Click here to learn more about this historic announcement. Read the announcement from the President by clicking here or on the image below.


Supporting Main Street Businesses


On Monday, Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)—Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee—and I sent a letter urging the Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Chairman to utilize the remaining funds in the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) to its fullest extent.t. The ESF provides a critical economic backstop with the potential to unleash trillions of dollars to support businesses and employees in need during the coronavirus pandemic. In our letter, we outlined why the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve should do more to provide support to Main Street businesses, their workers, and our American economy. Click here or on the image below to read the letter.

   

What I Have Been Reading

Former Gastonia Police chief dies of COVID-19 complications

Gaston Gazette

I was deeply saddened to hear of Gastonia native and former Gastonia Police Chief Rodney Parham's passing. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones as they mourn this loss. Let us work together as a community to help keep our neighbors and loved ones safe as we continue to combat the coronavirus pandemic.                                           


Census workers start visiting homes in North Carolina to improve census count

ABC 11 


Since 1790, the U.S. has counted its population every ten years as required by the U.S. Constitution. Do your part to help the Tenth District by taking part in the 2020 Census before time runs out! Thank you to all who have already participated and remember to remind your family and neighbors that responding to the 2020 Census helps to ensure our communities here in the Tenth District receive the funding and resources we need. You can fill out the 2020 Census online, over the phone, or by mail. Respond today by visiting 2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020.


Looking back on V-J Day 75 Years Later

Smithsonian Magazine

On August 15, 1945 Japan surrendered marking the end to the deadliest and most destructive conflict in recorded history. Now 75 years later, we remember this day and honor those who fought to defend freedom in WWII. I am thankful for all who served and the sacrifices they made to protect our country and the world during WWII.
 

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