The News and Observer recently wrote a story about a veteran who'd served almost three and a half years in combat, including two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. After his enrollment was up, two years ago, he left the army, then, struggling with the horrors he’d seen, asked the VA for help.
The Export-Import Bank was created in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its mission, back then, was to help small companies. However, like many of today's government programs, over the years, it has changed. What it was intended to do and what it does today are two different things.Read More
President Obama supports the agreement with Iran. He argues it means:
Opponents of the agreement disagree and point out:Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman George Holding (NC-13) issued the following statement after the House Committee on Ways and Means approved legislation he introduced, the IRS Bureaucracy Reduction and Judicial Review Act, H.R. 1295:
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman George Holding (NC-13) released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress earlier today:
"Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with blunt common sense – he said, ‘Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. ... The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons.’
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman George Holding (NC-13) released the following statement after the House passed a seven-day funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security:Read More
WASHINGTON: Influential Republican lawmakers joined India's 66th Republic Day celebrations at the Indian embassy here, which was attended by a large number of community members.
Congressman Ed Royce along with George Holding, Co-Chair of the House India Caucus on India and Indian Americans, made a rare appearance at the Indian embassy here joining some 250 community members in celebrating the Republic Day yesterday.
Deputy Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, unfurled the national flag at the embassy premises.Read More
By Aaron E. Lorenzo
Talk of overhauling the U.S. tax code is certain to continue this year, but how much of that talk turns into action remains anyone's guess.
The congressional calendar is full of must-do items in the months before presidential politics begin to crowd things out ahead of the 2016 elections, including a March cutoff on the current physician reimbursement rate from Medicare, renewing the Highway Trust Fund in May and increasing the federal debt limit by mid- to late summer.Read More
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman George Holding (NC-13) issued the following statement in response to the President's State of the Union Address tonight:
"Tonight we heard a lot of familiar promises; the president is going to help struggling families by creating more government programs and collecting more taxes. To put it bluntly, the president tries a solution, it fails, and then he tries the same solution again.
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George Holding grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Wake Forest University and has degrees in Classics and Law. Holding clerked for U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle, practiced law with Kilpatrick Townsend and served as the United States Attorney for North Carolina.
As United States Attorney, his priorities included prosecution of violent felons, drug offenses, child pornography, and political corruption. Holding prosecuted a U.S. Congressman, the Speaker of the North Carolina House, a judge, a state senator, a state representative, and several sheriffs for political corruption and a major terrorism case. When Holding left office the average sentence in drug trafficking cases in eastern North Carolina was well above the national average.
On January 3, 2013, Holding was sworn in as the Representative for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District. He serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Judiciary Committee.
George and his wife Lucy have four children – three daughters aged 13, 12, and 11 and one son aged 3.
Obama's agreement with Iran -- A big mistake
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