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Censure McHenry & Meadows For Refusing to Censure Trump

On July 16, virtually every Republican representative — including WNC’s own Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadoes — voted against a resolution condemning Trump’s virulent, bigoted attacks on four Democratic members of Congress, all of whom are women of color. H. Res. 489 was a resolution that “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments,” a resolution…

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Richard Burr on Summary of Special Counsel Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “I appreciate the Attorney General’s quick turnaround in sharing his summary of the Special Counsel’s report. The Attorney General should release as much…

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Thom Tillis on William Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report

One day after President Trump’s handpicked Attorney General, William Barr, submitted his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Thom Tillis doesn’t appear to be at all curious to see the full report before making a judgement: Senator Thom Tillis on Facebook My statement on the summary…

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Tillis Flip Flops on the Trump Border Wall Emergency Declaration.

In February when Trump declared the phony ‘National Emergency’ to get funding for his border wall, it appeared that Thom Tillis would stick to principle rather than blindly support the president as most of his GOP colleagues did. “As a U.S. senator, I cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress. As…

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The House Calls on Americans to Fight Anti-Semitism & All Forms of Bigotry.

The resolution, HR 183, passed overwhelmingly with McHenry voting in favor. The resolution condemns the death threats received by Jewish and Muslim members of Congress in recent weeks, and calls on public officials to confront anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry. We eagerly anticipate McHenry condemning Trump after his next racist tweet.…

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McHenry Votes Nay on HR1

House Democrats  passed the anti-corruption and pro-democracy reform bill known as HR 1 on Friday with a final vote of 234 to 193. The bill is aimed at getting money out of politics and increasing transparency around donors, cracking down on lobbying, and expanding voting rights for Americans by implementing provisions like automatic voter registration.…

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McHenry on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. 

Today the House voted on HR8, the background checks act. There is a serious need for Congress to address gun violence, and we strongly support H.R. 8 in it’s original form. Prior to the vote, House Republicans, with enough support from Democrats, managed to force language that requires NICS background check database to notify ICE…

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