Congressman Patrick McHenry
September 13, 2020
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

A Day Our Nation Will Never Forget

September 11, 2001 is a day that our nation will never forget. Friday marked nineteen years since this terrible attack changed our nation forever. As we mourn those who lost their lives and honor the brave first responders for the sacrifices they made on that terrible day, let us be thankful for all of our first responders and the incredible job they do of protecting and serving our communities. Please join me in praying for the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives on that horrific day nineteen years ago.

We Shouldn't Be Wasting the American People's Time

As the Ranking Republican of the House Financial Services Committee, I believe the committee should be focused on reopening our economy, supporting local businesses, and getting the American people back to work. Instead, Democrats held a hearing on a bill that does nothing but waste the American people‚Äôs time. Watch my opening remarks on Thursday's Financial Services Committee hearing by clicking here or on the image below. Click here to learn more about Thursday's hearing.          

Working on a Coronavirus Vaccine

As we continue to practice safe social distancing, wear masks in public, and support our small businesses and health care workers during these trying times, President Trump has been working to ensure the United States quickly and safely develops a vaccine. In May, President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, which is a testament to the power of American innovation as our scientists and manufacturers work together to provide this crucial tool in our battle against the pandemic. Click here to learn more about how Operation Warp Speed is cutting years off the time it normally takes to safely develop and manufacture a vaccine.

What I Have Been Reading

$9 million grant coming to Conover with goal of creating reusable PPEs

Hickory Daily Record

Western North Carolina has long been known for its textile manufacturing and it is great to see that this knowledge is being used to help protect Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Conover and the Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College along with Gaston County and the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College are part of a program that is focused on creating reusable personal protective equipment so our health care workers can have access to high quality and American made PPE.                                             

Local American Legion post remembers 9/11

The Shelby Star

It was powerful to see Tenth District communities still finding ways to come together to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, despite the changes the coronavirus pandemic has brought to our communities. Despite all of the uncertainties of today, we will never forget the brave first responders who answered the call that day and tragedy of too many lives cut short nineteen years ago.

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