Congressman Patrick McHenry
August 26, 2018
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

America's Economy is Booming


This week marked the longest bull market ever. This is just another example of the positive indicators that we are continuing to see in our economy. In the past year alone, we've seen many benefits from Republican tax reform in the Tenth District and all across the country. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn't just lower taxes, it's helped hardworking Americans save in other ways as well. For instance, electricity bills are down in forty-eight states, including North Carolina, thanks to tax reform. Unemployment continues to be the lowest we've seen in decades and consumers and business owners are more positive about the future than they've been in a long time. Click here or on the image below to learn more about why our economy is better off now.


Keeping Our Communities Safe


In last week's newsletter, I shared some of what the House of Representatives has done to help protect communities by passing bills to combat the opioid epidemic. The House has also passed other important pieces of legislation that will help ensure our communities and schools are safer. The STOP School Violence Act makes our schools safer by providing resources to train students, teachers, and local law enforcement so they can help stop school violence before it happens. Click here to learn more about this important legislation. You can also learn about other community building legislation the House has passed by clicking here or on the image below.


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What I Have Been Reading

ESPN Films documentary features five Montreat lacrosse athletes

Montreat College


ESPN recently premiered ‘Crossroads,’ an inspiring documentary on five Montreat College lacrosse players. It is great to see a Tenth District college being highlighted in an ESPN documentary but it is even more exciting to learn the story behind the young men who, against all odds, fulfilled their dream to play college lacrosse.


Sen. John McCain, American 'maverick' and political giant, dies at 81
 
USA Today

My thoughts are with Senator John McCain and his family. He was a Vietnam War hero, a United States Senator, and a true patriot who served our nation for decades. Giulia and I have his family, friends, and staff in our prayers as they mourn his passing.             

Quilts of Valor: Brothers honored for military service
 
Hickory Daily Record


This is a heartwarming story of two brothers who were recognized for their service in World War II and the Korean War. Hub and Garland Huffman each received a unique hand-stitched quilt in honor of their service to the United States. Thank you for your service Hub and Garland!

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