February 18, 2018
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update

 Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act

Last Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 3299, Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act, my bill that will have an outsized, positive impact for American families and small businesses. This is a simple bill, merely restoring consistency to our banking laws after activist judges reversed nearly 200 years of legal precedent. More importantly—and contrary to the false claims of progressive special interest groups—it modernizes our financial system and helps ensure American families and businesses like those I represent in the Tenth District have access to our financial markets. On Wednesday, I delivered a speech on the House floor in support of this bill outlining how it will increase financial inclusion for all Americans. Watch my speech by clicking here or on the image below. To read my full statement on the Protect Consumers' Access to Credit Act click here

Connect to Congress

Earlier this week, I joined WLOS News 13’s Connect to Congress to discuss my recent work here in the House. Included in the discussion was House passage of my bill that promotes financial inclusion for all Americans and the importance of the Bipartisan Budget Act to provide our troops with the resources they need to keep our country safe. I also had the opportunity to share my thoughts on global issues like the threat North Korea poses to international security. To watch the full interview click here or on the image below. 

Black History Month

Every February, we recognize the contributions of African Americans and celebrate all they have done to make this country great. From business, political, and military leaders to innovative educators and inventors, African Americans have made countless meaningful contributions to our nation. This month we recognize these leaders and thank them for all they've done to improve our country. To learn more about the powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community take some time to read through the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s website which you can access by clicking here.

What I Have Been Reading

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting


I am heartbroken for all those impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This senseless and horrific act of violence has no place in our society, especially in our schools. I’m thankful for the quick reaction of first responders which saved lives. I will continue to pray for the victims as they recover and for the families and friends of the deceased.

 Cavnar named nation's top public school teacher

Gaston Gazette

Bobbie Cavnar, a British literature teacher at Belmont's South Point High School, exemplifies what makes our educators great. His students say he is the type of teacher that makes you want to come to school, perhaps the highest compliment one can pay a high school teacher. Congratulations to Mr. Cavnar on receiving this well-deserved award.

Gastonia students help an American hero to return home

Gaston Gazette

This incredible story began in 2008 when two Gastonia high school students, David Iezzi and Brooke Conrad, traveled to Germany and began investigating a plane that had been shot down during World War II. Ten years after the students began their investigation, and 74 years after his plane was shot down, U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Stanley Stegnerski finally came home.

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