Patrick McHenry

Patrick McHenry

NORTH CAROLINA's 10th DISTRICT

McHenry Congratulates President Trump

2017/01/20

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the swearing-in of President Donald J. Trump:

“Congratulations to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Now's the time for action. Over the next four years, I look forward to working with President Trump to repair our nation’s broken healthcare system, rewrite our tax code, and create a regulatory climate that allows small businesses to grow and prosper. Together, we can improve the lives of all American families."

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Beginning the Process of Repealing Obamacare

2017/01/13

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. Con. Res. 3, the Obamacare repeal resolution:

“Obamacare was sold as a plan that would reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans. Here in western North Carolina it has done the opposite: canceling popular plans, driving up costs, and leaving my constituents worse off.

“Today, the House made good on our commitment and passed a resolution that begins the process of repealing Obamacare. Now the hard work begins. Over the coming days and weeks, I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass bills that actually reduce costs and improve healthcare for all Americans.” 

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McHenry Introduces RPM Act

2017/01/09

Last week, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) introduced H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 or "RPM Act" which permanently blocks attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate modified motor vehicles used for racing. The bill was introduced with a bipartisan group of 44 original cosponsors. 

For decades, automotive enthusiasts have modified street vehicles into race cars used exclusively at closed race tracks. In early 2016, the EPA issued a proposed rule that would make it illegal for this practice to continue via the Clean Air Act even though Congress never intended for race cars to be subject to the Clean Air Act. While the proposed EPA regulation was withdrawn in April of 2016, the RPM Act would make permanent that race cars are exempt from EPA regulation via the Clean Air Act.

"Automobile racing plays an important role in our state, both as a significant part of our local economy and also as a pastime for many North Carolinians," said Congressman McHenry. "Last year I was proud to lead the fight against the misguided EPA regulation targeting racing, but our work is not done. In the coming months, I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the new Administration to ensure the RPM Act becomes law." 

BACKGROUND: The Clean Air Act authorizes the EPA to regulate motor vehicles but these regulations have never applied to race cars.  In 1990, Congress affirmed this exemption when it authorized the EPA to regulate “non-road vehicles” and explicitly excluded any “vehicle used solely for competition” from the non-road definition.  Despite the clear intent of Congress, the EPA's previously proposed rule attempts to amend the Clean Air Act.  H.R. 350 simply confirms that it would not be considered tampering to modify these vehicles for exclusive track use. 
  
Converting a motor vehicle into a race car is a significant part of American automotive heritage with the practice having played a large role in the foundation of NASCAR.  Additionally, the specialty automotive industry employs over 1 million Americans. Companies that manufacture, distribute, and sell products that improve race vehicle performance are a large and growing part of our economy.  Read More

McHenry Votes to Bring Greater Accountability to the Federal Regulatory Process

2017/01/06

Last night, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017:

“Over the last eight years, the Obama Administration has led a regulatory onslaught. With a cumulative economic cost of nearly $2 trillion, these unilateral actions have killed jobs and driven up the prices for everyday goods and services.

“Tonight, the House took an important step to slow these regulations with passage of the REINS Act—a bill that requires any regulation with an economic impact over $100 million be submitted to Congress for approval. I’m proud to support this simple, common sense measure bringing accountability to the regulatory process.”
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McHenry Pays Tribute to Cleveland County Commissioner Ronnie Hawkins

2017/01/06

Yesterday, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to former Cleveland County Commissioner Ronnie Hawkins, who passed away after a long battle with illness on December 8th, 2016. You can access video of Congressman McHenry's remarks by clicking here or on the image below.

 

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McHenry Stands With Israel Against UN Action

2017/01/05

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 11, objecting to the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 2334:

“The United Nations' treatment of Israel is dangerous and objectionable. As our sacred ally and the only true democracy in the entire Middle East, Israel should be recognized for their commitment to democratic principles and commended for all they do to maintain peace. Instead they are targeted by another one-sided, anti-Israel resolution at the Security Council. Unlike the outgoing Administration, I’m proud to join with a bipartisan majority in the House to stand with Israel and fight back against these misguided attacks.” 

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McHenry on Passage of the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses & Investors Act

2016/12/05


This evening, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and co-leader of House Republican's Innovation Initiative, applauded the passage of H.R. 6427, the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act. Included in H.R. 6427 were two bills introduced by Congressman McHenry: H.R. 4854 the Supporting America's Innovators Act and H.R. 4855, the Fix Crowdfunding Act.

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs play a vitally important role in the American economy, especially in communities like those I represent in western North Carolina," said Congressman McHenry. "Yet today, the combination of a sluggish economy and misguided Washington regulations have led to these communities losing more jobs than they create."

“This evening, the House voted on a bipartisan legislative package that can begin to change that,"Congressman McHenry continued. "The Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act includes two bills I authored that will make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to utilize innovative forms of capital formation to grow their ideas. While there is more work to be done to improve the small business climate in America, today’s vote is a step in the right direction.”

Earlier today, Congressman McHenry spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 6427. Video of those remarks can be accessed by clicking here or on the image above.

H.R. 6427 is a package of six bills that passed the House earlier this year. The two bills introduced by Congressman McHenry, H.R. 4854 and H.R. 4855, originally passed the on July 5th. You can read more about those votes by clicking here.

H.R. 4854, the Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2016 amends an exemption under the Investment Company Act of 1940 to by increasing the investor limitation from 100 to 250 persons for qualifying venture capital funds.

H.R. 4855, the Fix Crowdfunding Act amends Title III of the JOBS Act by raising the dollar amount limit and clarifying certain requirements under the Exchange Act 12(g) requirements, and permit single purpose funds to participate in the sale and offer of crowdfunding securities.

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McHenry on Passage of 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

2016/12/02

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after the House passed the Conference Report accompanying S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017:

“We live in a dangerous world with multiple ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and regimes hostile to our American ideals leading countries in both Europe and Asia. In the face of these threats, it is our military men and women who keep our nation safe. Today, the House passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act ensuring they have the resources they need to get the job done.
 
“This bipartisan bill boosts base funding, closes the readiness gap, and maintains the prohibition on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to American soil. Ultimately, our armed forces are only as strong as the men and women who serve and our bill makes sure they are rewarded by providing the largest troop pay increase in six years. We are blessed to have the best military in the world and I’m proud to support this NDAA to maintain that strength.”   

 
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McHenry on Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

2016/11/30

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act:

“America has long been a world leader in medical innovation but for Americans suffering from a disease, medical innovation and breakthroughs are not coming fast enough. The 21st Century Cures Act changes that. Our bill includes increased funding for medical research and development, removes barriers that block greater medical innovation, and also reforms our nation’s mental health system. 
 
“Passage of the Cures Act is a bipartisan effort, the conclusion of three years of hard work aimed at improving the lives of Americans afflicted by these horrific diseases. While there is still work to be done, today’s vote provides hope more cures are within reach.” 


Further information about H.R. 34 can be found here courtesy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Additionally, you can click here to see a video detailing the three years of work that went into passing the 21st Century Cures Act.  Read More

McHenry Visits East Lincoln Speedway to Talk RPM Act

2016/11/22

Last month, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) visited the East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley to talk about his bill to combat EPA overreach into auto racing, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2016.

During his visit, Congressman McHenry had the opportunity to drive a late model race car on East Lincoln’s dirt track. After completing a few laps, Congressman McHenry spoke with SPEED SPORT about the RPM Act, its progress in the House, and his experience on track. Click here or on the image below to watch McHenry's interview. 

H.R. 4715, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 or “RPM Act” was introduced by McHenry in March as a response to attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate modified motor vehicles used for racing.

At the time, the EPA had proposed a rule under the Clean Air Act that would have made it illegal for automotive enthusiasts to use modified street vehicles—like the late model car McHenry drove today—as race cars even though Congress never intended for race cars to be subject to the Clean Air Act.

In response to the introduction of the RPM Act, the EPA on April 15th withdrew its proposed regulation. Despite the EPA decision to withdraw the proposed rule, McHenry continues to advocate for Congressional action on the RPM Act to ensure this misguided regulation is stopped for good.

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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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Walter Jones

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Virginia Foxx

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Mark Walker

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David Rouzer

NORTH CAROLINA's 7th DISTRICT

Richard Hudson

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Robert Pittenger

NORTH CAROLINA's 9th DISTRICT

Mark Meadows

NORTH CAROLINA's 11th DISTRICT

George Holding

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