Congressman Patrick McHenry
March 7, 2021
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

Voting NO on the "For the Politicians Act"

For the second week in a row, House Democrats jammed through a partisan bill full of progressive priorities that wastes billions of the taxpayer’s dollars. Last week, House Democrats passed a “COVID relief” bill that dedicated over 90% of the money in the bill to liberal priorities unrelated to COVID.

This week they passed a bill that should be called the "For the Politicians Act." Through the banning of voter ID laws, “non-partisan” redistricting commissions that undermine states’ rights, the mandated expansion of mail-in balloting, and taxpayer funded campaigns, this bill would give the federal government unprecedented power over our elections
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Click here or on the image below for a great video from Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy highlighting how H.R. 1 will use taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns, allow convicted felons to vote, and weaken the security of our elections.


The last thing the American people want is another bad bill that wastes billions. And they certainly don’t want Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats changing the electoral rules in a desperate attempt to maintain power in Washington. Click here or on the image below to read my full statement opposing this bill.



Celebrating the Opening of the New Triad District Office

I am proud to announce the opening of a new district office in Rural Hall to serve Tenth District constituents in the Piedmont Triad and Yadkin Valley areas including Stokes, Surry, Rockingham and suburban areas of Forsyth Counties. If folks have an issue they need assistance with, we're here to help and answer any questions we can. Click here or on the image below to watch my brief message welcoming constituents to my new Triad District Office.


Constituents who need assistance working with federal agencies like the Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration or need help obtaining Medicare, Veterans benefits, procuring a passport, or other issues with the federal government should contact my Rural Hall, Mooresville or Hickory district offices. Please visit my website at mchenry.house.gov to learn more about how my staff and I can assist you.



Supporting American-made Personal Protective Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that the United States has failed its hospitals and frontline healthcare workers because of our over-reliance on Chinese-made PPE. Their tireless efforts to save lives and keep our communities healthy is why we must return production of PPE to the United States. This week, I was proud to introduce a bipartisan bill that addresses the concerns raised by the current crisis while incentivizing future investments so our hospitals and frontline healthcare workers have access to high quality PPE made by American companies. Click here or on the image below to learn more about the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act.



Protecting Those That Suffer From Life-Threatening Allergies

Recently, I introduced a bill that will help the millions of Americans that suffer from life-threatening food allergies. From a much-needed update to allergen labeling laws to include sesame and requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services to regularly review promising food allergy treatments and research, this bill will enable us to better treat and protect those that suffer from life-threatening allergies. Click here or on the image below to learn more about the FASTER Act.



What I've Been Reading

Clutch Coffee hosting 3rd benefit for Sheldon's K9s Thursday

Statesville Record & Landmark


When Mooresville Police Officer Kyle Sheldon was killed in the line of duty in March of 2019 the entire community was devastated by this tragic loss. I am glad to see the community is continuing to come together to remember Officer Sheldon and the ultimate sacrifice he made while serving and protecting the Mooresville community.


Elkin to introduce outdoor classroom space

Elkin Tribune

I am grateful for the many ways the Tenth District has come together to support students during the coronavirus pandemic as they face unprecedented challenges when it comes to learning. Schools in Elkin will soon have outdoor learning spaces for students. Getting our students back in the classroom is vitally important. 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. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE
2004 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Telephone: 202.225.2576
Fax: 202.225.0316
 

Mooresville District Office
Iredell County
Government Center South
2nd Floor
610 East Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
Toll-Free in NC: 800.477.2576

HICKORY DISTRICT OFFICE
87 4th St. NW, Ste A, PO Box 1830
Hickory, NC 28603
Telephone: 828.327.6100
Toll-Free in NC: 800.477.2576
Fax: 828.327.8311

Triad District Office
Rural Hall Town Hall
423 Bethania-Rural Hall Road, Suite 6
Rural Hall, NC 27045
Toll-Free in NC: 800.477.2576

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