Mark Meadows

Mark Meadows

NORTH CAROLINA's 11th DISTRICT

Daily Mail: Government employees could be banned from watching porn on work computers

2014/10/16

A newly proposed bill could ban government workers from watching porn on their office computers in the wake of the revelation that thousands of pieces of pornographic content were downloaded to Environmental Protection Agency computers this May. The bill was introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a Republican, on the last day before Congress' fall recess. If the bill is passed it 'would require the Office of Management of Budget to issue guidelines to prohibit porn watching on federal computers.'   The Daily Dot reports that the Washington Post contacted an OMB spokesperson who said such a restriction has yet to be passed, though they were 'looking into it.'   The Post noted that the bill is called the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act.   That the acronym is the same as the Environmental Protection Agency's is no accident. In May, an investigation found an EPA employee had downloaded and viewed over 7,000 pieces of pornography on government computers. The unidentified employee spent two to six hours a day watching porn at work on their computer, EPA Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Allan Williams told reporters.   In the public outcry over the investigation's findings, then-deputy EPA administrator Bob Perciasepe said the agency had 'taken steps to put measures in place to help ensure this type of fraud cannot be repeated.'   Meadows said it was shocking that a bill would be necessary to stop this behavior. 'It's appalling that it requires an act of Congress to ensure that federal agencies block access to these sites at work,' he wrote.   Read More

Washington Post: Congressman seeks ban to stop federal employees from watching porn all day

2014/09/25

In May, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general disclosed that a senior-level employee was caught spending as much as six hours of his day looking at porn. The IG found that the employee had downloaded and viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files. The Justice Department is investigating further for possible prosecution. Four months later, the employee has not been fired and is still collecting government pay, Environment & Energy Publishing reported last week. That prompted Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to introduce a bill the day Congress left town to make it a uniform federal government law that employees cannot look at porn at work. Many agencies, including the EPA, have such rules, but Meadows says they are not enforced. EPA’s spokeswoman Liz Purchia confirmed that the porn-watching employee is still employed but on leave, but could not comment further because of the ongoing investigation. The agency’s overall policy, which has not been updated since the incident, is vague and doesn’t say anything about porn watching: Unauthorized or inappropriate use of Government office equipment may result in the loss or limitation of your privilege to use Government office equipment. You may also face administrative disciplinary action ranging from closer supervision to removal from the Agency, as well as any criminal penalties or financial liability, depending on the severity and nature of the misuse. Meadows notes this problem isn’t limited to the EPA. Several agencies over the years have dealt with employees’ using government computers for activities that are, well, outside the scope of government work. “It’s not just casual porn viewing, but hours and hours of unproductive time doing things we shouldn’t be condoning. There seems to be a need to reinforce agency rules that might be in place, but not enforced,” Meadows said. His bill would require the Office of Management of Budget to issue guidelines to prohibit porn watching on federal computers. An OMB spokeswoman was not aware what, if any, policy was in place, but was looking in to it. During an Oversight Committee hearing in May, Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was incensed that, at least at the EPA, the mechanisms that are  supposed to be in place didn’t block the employee from surfing his apparent favorites, “Sadism is Beautiful” and “Bare So Horny.” Read the full article in the Washington Post here.   Read More

Washington Examiner: Lerner should talk to Congress, not just the media

2014/09/24

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said it is “telling” that ex-IRS administrator Lois Lerner gave a media interview defending herself, even though she has refused to testify before Congress about her involvement in the agency’s alleged scheme to target conservative groups. “The American people deserve the opportunity to hear Lois Lerner’s testimony under oath,” Issa said. “If Lerner had nothing to hide and did nothing wrong in the IRS targeting scandal, she would have chosen to answer basic questions about her conduct instead of obstructing Congress’ investigation. Lerner told Politico she “didn’t do anything wrong” when she was head of the agency’s tax exempt division. Lerner, who is no longer at the agency, twice refused to testify before the Oversight Committee about her involvement in the targeting. Because of her refusal to testify, the panel, and then Congress, voted to hold her in contempt earlier this year. “Her decision to make unsubstantiated claims to a media outlet while claiming Fifth Amendment protections from answering Congress’ questions is telling,” Issa, R-Calif., said in the statement. “She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens." Democrats on Issa’s panel say the GOP investigation into the IRS is politically motivated and that there is no indication the IRS was singling out only conservative groups for special scrutiny. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a member of the Oversight panel, said if Lerner is willing to speak to a media outlet, she should testify before Congress. “Ms. Lerner stated in her interview that she wanted to tell her side of the story,” Meadows said. “As a Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who has spent countless hours trying to get to the bottom of this scandal, I speak for myself and my colleagues when I say that we would be more than happy to return to Washington to hear Ms. Lerner's side of the story. “ Read the full article at the Washington Examiner here. Read More

WND: Congress livid over Lois 'I did nothing wrong' Lerner

2014/09/24

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress are seething over Lois Lerner’s decision to speak with the press, but not with them, after the key figure in the IRS scandal gave an interview to Politico and proclaimed her innocence. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., who  serves on the committee investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, told WND, “It is truly baffling that Ms. Lerner refuses to testify before Congress, yet is eager to profess her innocence during an in-depth interview. If she truly has nothing to hide, then there is no reason for her objection to speaking before the House Oversight Committee.” He added, “I hope Ms. Lerner will continue with her new-found desire to clear her name by coming before our committee, setting the record straight and providing the truth American taxpayers so rightfully deserve.” Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who is also on the oversight committee, told WND, “Let’s remember that she won’t be under oath when talking to the media.” Also on the committee, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., told WND, “The American people deserve to hear the truth from Lois Lerner in an objective setting and under oath.” “If Ms. Lerner truly believes she didn’t do anything wrong, as she stated, then there is absolutely no reason for her to not testify under oath before Congress and provide answers to the American taxpayers,” said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who is also on the committee. Lerner publicly admitted the agency had improperly targeted conservative groups when answering a planted question at a conference. Meadows was referring to the fact Lerner will not speak with investigators, as she has twice refused to testify before Congress, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. “If Ms. Lerner does in fact believe that she is a scapegoat for higher-ups at the IRS, then she should come before Congress and clear her name. The America taxpayers deserve it,” Meadows added. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said, “If Lerner had nothing to hide and did nothing wrong in the IRS targeting scandal, she would have chosen to answer basic questions about her conduct instead of obstructing Congress’ investigation.” “Her decision to make unsubstantiated claims to a media outlet while claiming Fifth Amendment protections from answering Congress’ questions is telling. She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens,” added Issa. Lerner is the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division that targeted conservative groups. She further aggravated committee members when she made a statement claiming her innocence before invoking the Fifth. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., claimed that by making that statement before the committee, she lost her right to invoke the Fifth. Congress has asked the Department of Justice to seek criminal charges against Lerner. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who has been chairing an oversight subcommittee looking into the IRS scandal, said Lerner’s refusal to testify is another reason Attorney General Eric Holder should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate. “Lois Lerner’s interview is a poke in the eye to the American citizens who were targeted by the IRS for exercising their most fundamental right to speak out against their government. Ms. Lerner’s desire to play the victim to the press while refusing to answer questions about her conduct from Congress underscores why the House of Representatives held her in contempt,” said Jordan. Oversight committee member Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said, “Lois Lerner’s lack of remorse and clumsy attempt to exonerate herself through the media are curious in light of her persistent refusal to testify before Congress. If she conducted herself in a professional manner and did not abuse her authority, then why not answer questions under oath?” Another committee member, Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., blasted the administration, saying, “Though this administration touted it would be the most transparent in history, its leaders clearly don’t agree with that mantra. From DOJ, to GSA, to EPA, to IRS and beyond, this administration has obfuscated and obstructed wherever possible to ensure Congress cannot conduct proper oversight as an equal branch of government.” He also observed, “When federal agency officials send heavily redacted documents, refuse to testify and then turn around and give exclusive, informative interviews to the press, they lose the trust of those they serve. It remains a mystery why the IRS thinks it can speak to the press and remain silent to Congress at the same time.” In the interview with Politico, Lerner claimed, “I didn’t do anything wrong.” “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country,” she added. “Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” she insisted. Politico reported Lerner appeared, “[F]ierce, unapologetic and perhaps even tone-deaf when she says things that show her Democratic leanings.” Read the full article at WND here. Read More

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Awarded DOJ Grant

2014/09/23

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will receive the 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). According to the Department of Justice, this CTAS grant will support the Eastern Band’s ability to provide equipment and training to meet the multiple public safety resource needs within the tribal community. “I’m pleased that DOJ chose to provide this generous grant to Western North Carolina’s Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians,” Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said. “It is important for the federal government to continue to support our tribal communities and this announcement is recognition of that responsibility.” The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be awarded $625,175.   ### Read More

Congressman Meadows' Statement on Lois Lerner Interview

2014/09/22

Washington, DC— Embattled former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official, Lois Lerner, granted an interview to Politico after months of refusing to testify before Congress on her role in the IRS political targeting scandal. In the interview, Lerner said she, “didn’t do anything wrong,” and expressed that she is proud of her career and what she did for the country. You can read the full interview here. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement: For nearly a year, Lois Lerner has refused to testify before Congress, yet today, we find out she is more than willing to speak with Politico. If Ms. Lerner truly believes she didn’t do anything wrong, as she stated, then there is absolutely no reason for her to not testify under oath before Congress and provide answers to the American taxpayers. Ms. Lerner stated in her interview that she wanted to tell her side of the story. As a Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who has spent countless hours trying to get to the bottom of this scandal, I speak for myself and my colleagues when I say that we would be more than happy to return to Washington to hear Ms. Lerner’s side of the story. If Ms. Lerner does in fact believe that she is a scapegoat for higher-ups at the IRS, then she should come before Congress and clear her name. The America taxpayers deserve it. Congressman Mark Meadows serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The House recently passed his bill, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, which would create greater accountability for federal employees who destroy official records.   ### Read More

Mark's Weekly Update

2014/09/21

Discussing Arming Syrian Rebels on The Blaze TV  Earlier this week, I joined The Blaze TV to discuss the possibility of the U.S. government arming the Syrian rebels to help fight ISIS terrorists. ISIS poses a grave threat to the region, but also to the United States. We must be firm and decisive in our actions to combat and ultimately destroy ISIS. With that said, I fear that the President's strategy to arm Syrian rebels, many of whom we know very little about, is a flawed strategy. Before casting such a critical vote, I polled you, my constituents to get your feedback. After deep deliberation and reviewing the feedback I received from you, I voted against arming the Syrian rebels. We must eradicate the cancer that is ISIS, but I do not believe that handing over U.S. arms is the best way to do so.  Congressman Mark Meadows on The Blaze TV Championing American Jobs and Energy Independence Getting Americans back to work is my top priority in Congress. On Thursday, the House voted on the Jobs for America Act, H.R. 4, a jobs package comprised of 15 House-passed bills that will spur economic growth and promote job creation. We also voted on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act, a compilation of 14 bills that will bolster America's energy independence while creating more American jobs. Both bills passed the House with bipartisan support and I believe it is time for the Senate to follow through and bring this legislation up for consideration.It's time we put partisan politics aside and get Americans back to work.   IRS Accountability Bill Passes the House Earlier this week, my bill, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, passed the House with unanimous support. The bill will hold employees accountable who fail to archive official communications or intentionally destroy them. H.R. 5170 was introduced following an ongoing scandal involving former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner who was under investigation for the targeting of politically-conservative groups. It came to light that Lerner and numerous other IRS employees destroyed or failed to preserve emails and other official communications relevant to the investigation, in violation of record-keeping laws. The bill now moves to the Senate for a vote. Meeting with Western North Carolina Business Leaders It was great to meet with members of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), led by Pratik Bhakta of Asheville. It's always a pleasure to meet with constituents when they are traveling to Washington, DC. Debbie and I at the White House Congressional Picnic Earlier this week, Debbie and I had the opportunity to attend the White House Congressional Picnic. I enjoyed spending time with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in an informal setting. Like Reagan once said, "all great change in America begins at the dinner table." Read More

Reading Eagle: Many in Congress not sold on Obama's Islamic State strategy

2014/09/19

WASHINGTON — Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Barack Obama’s request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration’s broader strategy to confront the extremist forces. But after a day of back-to-back private meetings among lawmakers, the political landscape in advance of Wednesday’s expected vote appeared to be shifting, particularly for Democrats whose votes will be needed for passage. “There’s a growing sense that this whole thing is problematic,” Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., who opposes the resolution, said while emerging from an evening session. “This whole thing is evolving rather surprisingly.” Elements of both parties, ranging from liberal Democrats to Republican isolationists, are voicing concerns, including whether opposition fighters will be properly vetted and how to ensure U.S. military equipment doesn’t end up in enemy hands. Anxiety rose after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey told a Senate panel that he would consider recommending the use of American ground troops if the president’s original plan failed. The comment seemed to conflict with the president’s insistence that ground troops would not be used in Iraq and Syria. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, said after a meeting of House Republicans that the president’s request for authority to arm the Syrian opposition fighters was “a sound one.” “There’s a lot more that we need to be doing, but there’s no reason for us not to do what the president asked us to do,” he said. If the resolution clears the House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he expected the measure to pass in the Senate “in a bipartisan vote.” House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., similarly expressed confidence that a majority of the House would vote in favor of the president’s request. But he acknowledged that House Democrats raised their concerns during administration briefings Tuesday morning. “The principal concern is deploying American men and women, spending a large sum of money prosecuting a war,” he said. But the action the House is voting on “is limited by time and limited in scope.” Not all members agreed. Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said he would oppose the president’s request. He added that Congress had an obligation to draft a new resolution to authorize the president’s broader strategy, including airstrikes, rather than focusing on only a narrow component of it. McGovern sponsored a resolution that overwhelmingly passed the House in July that would require any significant commitment of U.S. forces in Iraq to be first approved by Congress. “We’re talking about war. When you drop bombs on people, that’s war,” he said. “I know this is a hard vote. But we were not elected to duck the hard votes.” Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the situation was fluid and it remained unclear whether the resolution would pass. “I see profound ambivalence about arming Syrian rebels. My sense is that’s where the momentum is today,” he said. Dempsey’s use of what Himes called “the G word,” referring to ground troops, injected further uncertainty. “That’s going to change the dynamic a little bit for some people,” he said. Key Democrats downplayed Dempsey’s remarks as hypothetical. But several senators said they were still weighing how they would vote. “I’m very concerned by mission creep and by an open-ended commitment that would conceivably result in Americans having a combat role,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. “I want to know more about how that role will be limited, what constraints there will be on the mission of American troops there, and how that recommendation will be made if the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thinks it’s necessary.” Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., will be voting against the measure. “People in West Virginia understand the definition of insanity, and this fits it to a T,” he said. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., said that while many of his colleagues had reservations about the options before them, they also understood the need for U.S. action. “These are both sub-optimal choices,” he said. “You cannot just deal with this threat with airstrikes. You need some kind of broader strategy and capability on the ground. And so there’s only two options to do that — our troops or someone else’s troops.” Efforts to bolster congressional oversight of the training and equipping of Syrians were not enough to sway some lawmakers. Many say they just don’t think Obama’s proposal will work. “I think it’s a lousy plan,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., who will vote against it. “There’s a large group of folks who are against it.” “What we’re talking about is oversight by Congress of a flawed strategy,” said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. “I don’t like the odds.” White House officials continued to call senators and schedule briefings to bolster support for the resolution. Still, leaders of both parties remained confident the measure would clear the House and Senate. “I believe there will be enough votes to pass it,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip. “We need a partner in Syria,” said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee. “The only way to do that is to start.” Read More

Meadows Introduces the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act

2014/09/18

Washington, DC— Congressman Mark Meadows(R-NC) introduced the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act, which would prohibit federal employees from accessing pornographic or explicit material on government computers and devices. Earlier this year, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General’s report revealed that one EPA employee was viewing as much as 6 hours of pornography a day in his government office. To date, the employee has yet to be fired. “It’s appalling that it requires an act of Congress to ensure that federal agencies block access to these sites at work,” Congressman Meadows said. Meadows on Fox News discussing federal employees viewing porn “Allowing federal employees to access pornographic materials in the workplace creates an unprofessional and potentially hostile work environment for fellow workers,” Congressman Meadows said. “This bill is a common-sense measure that ensure federal workers aren’t viewing pornographic materials on the taxpayers’ dime,” he added.   ### Read More

WSJ: Spending Bill's Passage Spotlights Boehner's Stronger Hand

2014/09/18

WASHINGTON—Last September, House Speaker John Boehner had his hands full. Against his advice, House Republicans were hurtling toward a government shutdown as they pressed to defund the health law backed by President Barack Obama. Mr. Boehner's future as speaker appeared to be in doubt. One year and one partial government shutdown later, the Ohio Republican is back on top. Most House Republicans quickly fell in line this month behind his plan to extend government funding beyond its Sept. 30 expiration, without making controversial policy demands. GOP lawmakers, who had taken the brunt of the public backlash for the 2013 government shutdown, chose to back the speaker at a moment when control of the Senate is at stake in midterm elections. On a 319-108 vote Wednesday, the House passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running at current levels until Dec. 11 and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a recent target of some Republicans, through June 30, 2015. The House sent the measure to the Senate weeks ahead of their deadline, avoiding the brinkmanship of past years. Not every Republican backed the bill—53 broke from the party—in part due to GOP leaders' decision to include an amendment authorizing the White House's request to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. Still, the easy passage of the funding plan underscored Mr. Boehner's newly enhanced strength among the House GOP. Republicans held back from staging any of the revolts that had derailed other GOP bills, and few criticized the strategy, unlike earlier fights that had prompted some conservatives to question Mr. Boehner's future as speaker. As a firsthand witness to the government shutdowns of the 1990s, Mr. Boehner had urged Republicans on conference calls and in closed-door meetings last year to avoid another, a House GOP leadership aide said. But once enough lawmakers made clear they wanted to have that fight, he worked to craft a strategy and keep his conference unified. For newer members looking back at Mr. Boehner's counsel on the shutdown, "it turned out he was right. He's made the conference stronger, and therefore there's more confidence in his methods," said longtime ally Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.). Some members of the party's most unyielding conservative wing backed the spending bill, among them Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas. Their votes showed the breadth of support for Mr. Boehner's strategy. "This is an election year," said Mr. King, explaining why he supported the spending bill. "We don't want to be sucked down into the middle of the kind of fight we had last year." Another budget showdown was "not even a consideration" this year, said Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), whose letter last August to GOP leaders helped build enthusiasm for using last year's budget fight to try to gut funding for the Affordable Care Act. Many Democrats are skeptical that Republicans' willingness to keep the government running is anything other than a political calculation designed to help them win control of the Senate. "The question is whether this is purely election-season pragmatism or something more enduring," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.). Not all Republicans have endorsed Mr. Boehner's strategy. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in a statement last week that it would be a "serious mistake" for House Republicans to pass a spending measure through mid-December, as that course would enable Democrats to have another chance to weigh in on the budget this year. But Mr. Cruz, who helped stoke GOP appetite for a shutdown last year, found fewer allies in the House this month. Mr. Cruz declined to comment Wednesday. The departure of former Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia—widely seen as Mr. Boehner's heir apparent until he lost his primary in June—also has consolidated the power of Mr. Boehner, 64 years old. Although some conservatives grumble that Mr. Boehner's stance toward the White House is too timid, few Republicans on or off Capitol Hill see any lawmaker ready to replace him in the leadership race following the election. "When Eric Cantor lost his primary, it strengthened the hand of the speaker, because they recognize he's the experienced one there at the top," said Rep. Steve Womack (R., Ark.). No lawmaker raises as much money for the House Republican campaign arm as Mr. Boehner. In this election cycle, he raised $88 million through the end of June, sending $17 million of that to the National Republican Congressional Committee and $2 million directly to GOP lawmakers and candidates, according to his political office. This summer, he took a 6,000-mile bus trip through 14 states to visit 20 GOP lawmakers and candidates. Still, Mr. Boehner has hit some rough patches this year. He apologized to Republicans in April after mocking some lawmakers' reluctance to overhaul immigration laws. Shortly before the August recess, House leaders were forced to pull a border bill from the House floor when conservatives balked. In the months ahead, Mr. Boehner will have to establish a working relationship with the new majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California—a dynamic that Messrs. Boehner and Cantor only hammered out in the course of the messy 2011 debt-ceiling showdown and a series of other fights. Mr. Boehner has shown a more personal side recently, with his office releasing videos of him walking to his usual diner for breakfast and comparing himself to a windup toy monkey. Mr. Boehner is slated to speak Thursday at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute on his plan for improving the economy, including addressing the federal debt, overhauling the tax code and legal system, curbing regulation and bolstering education, according to a House GOP leadership aide. Read More

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After working as a small business owner for 27 years, Representative Mark Meadows brings a business-style approach to Washington, D.C.

From owning and selling a successful restaurant to building a development company, Mark understands what the 63.7 million people in the United States who are self-employed or work for small businesses need to grow their businesses.  He believes real job creation comes from the private sector, not the federal government.  Mark recognizes that regulations are stifling job growth in this country and without a budget to set spending priorities, our federal government will continue to spend beyond its means.

While serving on the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Transportation and Infrastructure, Mark will hold the government accountable, protect American citizens and interests abroad, and ensure we have a modern transportation network which meets the needs of Western North Carolina and our country as a whole.

He is dedicated to providing top-notch constituent services to North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District and committed to upholding his Christian values and conservative principles while serving in Congress.

Mark lives in Jackson County with his wife Debbie. They have two college-age children, Blake and Haley.


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