Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) spoke this week with CNBC's Squawk Box and CNN's Wolf Blitzer to discuss the first part of House Republicans' three-phase plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the American Health Care Act. Click on the images or links below to see video from Chief Deputy Whip McHenry's appearances:
CNBC's Squawk Box
Additionally, on Tuesday afternoon, Chief Deputy Whip McHenry joined with Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) and the rest of the House Republican Deputy Whip team for a visit to the White House where they met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other senior members of the White House staff to discuss the House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
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Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced submission deadlines for the 2017 Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982, and, since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in this nationwide event enabling high school students to showcase their artistic ability.
“The Tenth District is home to a number of bright and talented art students,” said Congressman McHenry. "Once again this year, I'm proud to help recognize these talented artists by hosting the Congressional Art Competition."
The winning artwork from each congressional district will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The “Grand Prize” winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
All entries will be judged by a panel, and one winner will be selected. Artwork must be submitted electronically to Joe Bost of Congressman McHenry's Gastonia office. The deadline to submit the artwork is May 5, 2017.
Once all artwork has been received, submissions will be posted on the Congressman's Facebook page and users can share their thoughts on the work by liking their favorites.
The Congressional Art Contest is a privately-funded competition with support from Southwest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. For more information, please click here.
“Tonight, President Trump laid out a clear and unifying vision for our country, a vision focused on creating good-paying jobs, lifting up the middle class, and keeping Americans safe and secure. In his first 40 days, we’ve already seen progress towards these goals with executive actions to cut regulations and secure our southern border.
“With his speech tonight, President Trump outlined the next steps in our work: describing details on his plans to repeal and replace Obamacare and reform our broken tax code. In the coming days and weeks, I look forward to working with him to achieve these shared goals and improve the lives of all Americans.”
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive orders relating to the Dodd-Frank Act and the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule:
“Dodd-Frank’s regulations have driven up costs and made credit less available for families and small businesses throughout western North Carolina. Over the past six years, the House Financial Services Committee has worked tirelessly to replace this broken law with a system that actually brings down costs and promotes economic growth all while maintaining strong protections for American consumers.
“With today’s orders from President Trump, it’s encouraging to see we finally have an ally in these efforts. Coupled with the executive order delaying the DOL’s costly fiduciary rule, these two actions illustrate Congress and the Trump Administration’s strong commitment to ensuring long-term financial security for American families and small businesses.”
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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.