Patrick McHenry

Patrick McHenry

NORTH CAROLINA's 10th DISTRICT

McHenry Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Pat Tiberi

2017/10/19

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH-12): 

"During his time in Congress, Pat Tiberi has proven himself to be a highly effective legislator, a persuasive vote counter, and a strong representative for the people of central Ohio. Personally, he’s served as a mentor and a trusted friend with whom I’ve connected during discussions of our shared Catholic faith. Pat has been a valuable member of both the Ways and Means Committee and our whip team and his service here in the House will be missed. Giulia and I wish Pat, Denice, and the entire Tiberi family the best as they move into this next stage of life." Read More

McHenry Introduces the PROTECT Act in Response to Equifax Breach

2017/10/12

Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee introduced H.R. 4028, the Promoting Responsible Oversight of Transactions and Examinations of Credit Technology Act of 2017, or the PROTECT Act

Following the data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal data of over 140 million Americans, this bill would require the federal government to create uniform cybersecurity standards for credit bureaus and submit them to onsite examinations. The bill would also create a national framework for credit freezes so that victims of identity theft, active military personnel, people over 65 years of age, and children are protected. Finally, the bill would stop the credit bureaus from using Americans’ Social Security Numbers as a basis for identification by 2020.

“The Equifax data breach has harmed my constituents in western North Carolina and Americans across the country," said McHenry. "It exposed a major shortcoming in our nation’s cybersecurity laws and Congress must act. The bill I’ve introduced today takes an important first step in providing meaningful reforms to help Americans who have been impacted by this breach. It is focused on prevention, protection, and prohibition. 

“It prevents future harm to all Americans by requiring the largest credit reporting agencies to be subjected to the same standards and supervision as the rest of the financial industry," McHenry continued. "It protects Americans by creating a national credit freeze that actually works. Finally, it prohibits the largest credit reporting agencies from continuing to rely upon the most sensitive of Americans’ personal information: our Social Security Numbers.”

You can read more about the PROTECT Act in the Wall Street Journal by clicking here.

Background: H.R. 4028, the Promoting Responsible Oversight of Transactions and Examinations of Credit Technology Act of 2017, or the PROTECT Act, amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to allow national security freezes for the files and credit records of protected consumers, and it creates a nationwide framework for credit freezes. Additionally, the bill establishes supervision and examination of large consumer reporting agencies under the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act.  Finally, the bill prohibits the largest credit reporting agencies under 603(p) from using Social Security Numbers as a method of identification by 2020. Read More

McHenry on the Passage of the FY 2018 Budget

2017/10/05

Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on the passage of H.Con.Res 71, the FY 2018 Budget:

“This morning the House took another important step towards reforming our nation’s broken tax code with passage of the FY18 budget resolution. This budget resolution increases funding for our national defense, balances in ten years, and includes almost $7 trillion in savings over the ten year window.

“More importantly, this resolution includes reconciliation instructions that enable tax reform to move forward. President Trump and Congressional Republicans are committed to advancing a pro-growth tax reform plan that empowers America’s middle class and creates good-paying jobs. Today’s vote is an essential step in that process.”

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McHenry Votes to Protect Life

2017/10/03

Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act or Micah’s Law:

"The passage of Micah’s Law upholds our unyielding commitment to defending life, especially for pain capable children like Micah who are unable to protect themselves.  The idea that abortions at 20 weeks can still occur in the United States when it has been scientifically proven the unborn child can feel pain is abhorrent. There is no greater gift than life and it must be protected at all costs."

Background: H.R. 36, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will prohibit the abortion of unborn babies at 20 weeks or older based on the unborn child’s ability to feel pain. It is estimated H.R. 36 could save 12,000 to 18,000 babies annually. It is referred to as “Micah’s Law” after a baby named Micah who was born prematurely at the same age as children who would be protected under H.R. 36. Micah survived his premature birth, is now in kindergarten, and serves as living proof that unborn children at the 20 week mark should be given the opportunity to live.

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McHenry and Booker Introduce Fintech Bill to Automate Income Verification

2017/09/28

Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the IRS Data Verification Modernization Act of 2017. This bipartisan bill will require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to automate the Income Verification Express Services process by creating an Application Programming Interface (API) allowing small businesses and consumers to access accurate credit assessments more efficiently. Joining McHenry as an original cosponsor of H.R. 3860 is Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D, OR-03), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

“Innovation in financial services has created more convenient and secure ways to meet the demands of American consumers," said Congressman McHenry. "For financial innovation to succeed, however, Washington must update its information technology infrastructure to keep up with the growth and creativity in the private sector. 

"Our federal government needs to do a better job in updating and securing its technology to make lending more accessible for all Americans," McHenry continued. "In light of the recent SEC and Equifax breaches, now is the time for Congress to take a leading role in creating a more safe and affordable process so that consumers are protected.  This bill takes a small but important step in that direction by modernizing one of the most important processes in the financial system: income verification.”

“Helping small businesses access capital is one of the best things we can do to support their development and grow the economy,"
said Senator Booker. "Our commonsense bill simplifies the loan process for small businesses and entrepreneurs by providing lenders quicker access to financial records and data, while safeguarding private information. This bill will cut red tape and unreasonably lengthy waiting periods, making the process more efficient in getting much-needed capital into the hands of small businesses.”

Joining Senator Booker as an original cosponsor to the Senate companion legislation to H.R. 3860 is Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID).

Background: As part of the loan and mortgage processes for consumers and small businesses, each applicant completes an IRS form called a “4506-T,” which gives the lender the right to access a summarized version of their tax transcript, which is used to confirm certain data points on their application.  According to industry reports, this manual process at the IRS takes two to eight days, which creates needless delay for fintech companies and banks that rely on leveraging data and technology to make faster, informed decision for consumer and small business lending. Read More

McHenry on Unified Framework for Tax Reform

2017/09/27

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on the Republicans' unified framework for fixing our nation’s broken tax code:

“Our tax code is broken. It hurts America’s families and small businesses and strangles economic growth. The unified framework released today changes this. It provides relief to middle-class American families, simplifying the tax filing process and reducing rates so they can keep more of their hard-earned money. Our plan will help spur the economy and create good-paying jobs by lessening the burden on our small businesses. Today’s announcement is an important first step in a long overdue process. In the weeks ahead, I look forward to working with my colleagues and President Trump on this important effort.” 

To learn more about the Republican framework to reform the U.S. tax code, visit fairandsimple.gop. Read More

McHenry on the Passage of the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

2017/09/14

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018:

Today, the House passed a government funding package which will help grow our economy, provide for a strong national defense, and ensure the safety of the American people here at home. The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act supports our rural economies by undoing many of the job-killing regulations that defined the Obama-era. It provides our troops with the biggest pay raise they’ve seen in years while also reining in government waste by calling for a complete audit of the Pentagon, cutting funding to the EPA, and reducing funding for the IRS.

Our appropriations package ensures security on our southern border by fully funding President Trump’s request for a wall along the southern border and defends the sanctity of life by stopping taxpayer dollars from being used to fund Planned Parenthood. It also increases resources for local law enforcement agencies and includes funding to help combat the opioid epidemic that has devastated so many American communities. Finally, passage of this package illustrates House Republicans’ commitment to governing, marking the first time in almost a decade that the House has passed all twelve annual appropriations bills.  Read More

Congressman McHenry Announces $52,858 Homeland Security Grant to Fairview Volunteer Fire Department in Buncombe County

2017/09/12

Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) announced $52,858 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District.

The grant will go to the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department in Buncombe County, and comes in the sixteenth round of the 2016 fiscal year Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which aims to help firefighters and first responders throughout the country.  Local departments applied for the grants, and the program is administered by the Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. 

According to Fairview Fire Chief Scott Jones, the grant funds will purchase new physical fitness equipment for all three of their fire stations. 

“Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of firefighter deaths and the fire service is placing a premium on fitness and readiness,” said Congressman McHenry.  “Fairview has been the beneficiary of several AFG Grants and I applaud them on another successful grant to enhance the health and safety of their personnel.” 

A panel of fire experts at DHS awards AFG grants through a competitive review process.  Congressman McHenry hosts workshops for 10th District EMS and fire departments to help guide personnel through the process and give them an inside view of what the committee looks for.  The workshops are taught by Cherryville Fire Chief Jeff Cash and Skyland Fire Department Assistant Chief Ryan Cole, both nationally recognized experts in their fields and former member of DHS’s AFG review committee.  Since Congressman McHenry and Chiefs Cash and Cole began the program, 10th District EMS and fire departments have consistently won more grants than departments in most of North Carolina’s other Congressional Districts.  

Fairview is one of four 10th District departments to receive AFG funding thus far during the 2016 cycle with a total of $372,336 in AFG funds having been awarded among those departments.  Two of the four 10th District departments to receive funding are in Buncombe County.

Grants will continue to be announced in rounds weekly through the coming months. Read More

McHenry to Host Town Hall Meetings for Tenth District Constituents

2017/08/08

Update: The rescheduled dates and times have been posted below in red.

Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced his 2017 town hall meeting schedule. Over the next month, Congressman McHenry will host six town hall meetings throughout the Tenth District.

At the town hall meetings, Congressman McHenry will give an update on recent legislative activity in the U.S. Congress and what to expect in the coming months. He will also take questions directly from constituents on the issues of concern to them. Additionally, the Congressman’s staff will be available at the town hall meetings to meet privately with constituents who have issues with federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the Internal Revenue Service. 

The full schedule for the 2017 town hall meetings is below:

Buncombe County
Tuesday, August 22nd at 2pm
Land of Sky Shrine Club
39 Spring Cove Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Polk/Rutherford County
Monday, August 21st at 6pm
The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center
Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160

Lincoln/Iredell County
Wednesday, August 23rd at 6pm
Lincoln County Senior Center
Gaston College – Lincoln Campus
514 South Academy Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Catawba County
Wednesday, August 16th at 2pm
Congressman Patrick McHenry's Hickory District Office 
1990 Main Avenue, SE
Hickory, NC 28603 

Cleveland County
Wednesday, August 16th at 6pm
Cleveland Community College
Mildred Keeter Auditorium
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152

Gaston County
Thursday, August 17th at 6pm
Gaston County Courthouse
County Commissioners Chambers
325 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC  28052

The town hall meetings will be open to the general public. Members of the media that wish to cover the town hall meetings must RSVP by clicking here.







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McHenry on Passage of Make America Secure Appropriations Act

2017/07/28

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act:

“In this dangerous world, it is imperative Congress does all it can to secure our homeland while also providing our military with the resources they need to defend our freedoms abroad. Today, the House took decisive action to keep all Americans safe by passing the Make America Secure Appropriations Act.

“This appropriations package supports our military, providing our soldiers with their largest pay raise in eight years and increasing funding for the DOD so our soldiers have the tools they need to keep us safe. This package cares for our returning heroes, providing the highest level of funding ever for the VA. Finally, it fulfills our shared commitment to secure the southern border by fully funding President Trump’s request for a border wall.” 

Click here to learn more about the Make America Secure Appropriations Act courtesy of the House Committee on Appropriations. Read More

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Washington, DC 20515
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Patrick McHenry is serving his sixth term in the United States Congress where he represents the citizens of North Carolina’s 10th District. Congressman McHenry’s district comprises seven counties in western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

In the 114th Congress, McHenry serves as the Chief Deputy Whip, a position he was selected to Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) on June 26th, 2014. Assuming the Chief Deputy Whip position on August 1st, 2014, McHenry directly assists Majority Whip Scalise by leading a team of five Senior Deputy Whips and helping to manage the legislative priorities of Congressional Republicans on the House floor. Congressman McHenry is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. In the 113th Congress, Congressman McHenry served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. In this role, the Congressman provided oversight of the Federal Reserve, Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Export-Import Bank. He was previously a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Throughout his career, Congressman McHenry has been a vocal and effective advocate for the men and women who wear the uniform of our country. He received awards from the North Carolina Chapters of the American Legion and Marine Corps League for his extensive work in bringing a veterans’ health care clinic to his district after nearly two decades of delay. The National Guard presented Patrick McHenry with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit for his exceptional service to the North Carolina National Guard.

McHenry has been recognized as a leader of the conservative movement in America. He shares the most conservative voting record in Congress on family values issues, according to National Journal. Having never voted for a tax increase in his career, Congressman McHenry is continually recognized as a “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Tax Reform.

Congressman McHenry is the recipient of several additional awards including: the National Association of Manufacturing’s “Manufacturing Legislative Excellence” Award, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council’s “Small Business Champion” Award, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” Award, the 60 Plus Association’s “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” Award, the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Award, and Citizens Against Government Waste’s “Taxpayer Hero” Award.

Most importantly, Congressman McHenry continues to listen to the voters of the 10th District and act as their voice in Washington. His main focus is to provide the highest level of constituent services at home in Western North Carolina.

Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004 at the age of 29, Patrick McHenry represented the 109th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He also served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a post he was appointed to by President Bush. Patrick McHenry is a graduate of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C. and Belmont Abbey College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. Congressman McHenry and his wife Giulia live in Denver, N.C. and worship at Holy Spirit Church. On August 15th, 2014 Congressman McHenry and Giulia announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Cecelia Rose.


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