Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina

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Economy and Jobs

One of my top priorities is to ensure that the government creates an economic-friendly environment that will spur growth and help rebuild the economy of Western North Carolina and the nation. In order to do so, Congress must prioritize legislation that encourages job creation by keeping taxes low, paying down our national debt, controlling spending and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse within our government. Economic growth originates from the hard-working entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, not from Washington. The best thing we can do to reignite job growth in this country is to get the federal government out of the way of the American worker and ensure that the United States remains a top global economic competitor.

In the 113th Congress, I will work hard to pass legislation focusing on empowering small business owners, reforming the tax code, paying down our national debt, fostering domestic energy production and removing burdensome regulations and mandates associated with intrusive government programs.

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Jan 28, 2015 In The News

The newly formed House Freedom Caucus will push back against soft Republican efforts to simply pass bills and instead will pursue a true conservative agenda, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) tells Breitbart News.

“The way we get success [for conservatism] is not accepting milquetoast, middle of the road legislation that really doesn’t do anything, but that we fight for our principles and even if we lose on the vote, we continue to build support among our countryman that, ‘Hey this is the way we go,’” Fleming explained in an interview Monday.

Jan 28, 2015 In The News

Conservative lawmakers in the House have set-up a new group called the "Freedom Caucus," splitting from the Republican Study Committee after saying it had become too wedded to the leadership, The Hill reported.

There are nine founding members, many of whom voted against House Speaker John Boehner's re-election earlier this month. 

Jan 28, 2015 In The News

A new caucus aimed at pushing “an agenda of limited, constitutional government” is up-and-running, launched by nine conservative members of the House of Representatives.

Monday the conservative Republicans — including many who’ve been critics of House leadership — announced the formation of what they call the House Freedom Caucus.

“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them,” the group’s mission statement reads.

Jan 28, 2015 In The News

Nine conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives have formed a new group in hopes of pushing a more conservative agenda in the chamber.

The new House Freedom Caucus will give ‘a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them,’ the group announced in a statement Monday.

The group is an alternative to the Republican Study Committee, which some lawmakers contend has become too close with the House Republican leadership.

Jan 26, 2015 Press Release

 

Conservatives Form House Freedom Caucus

Washington, D.C. – Conservative House Members announced on Monday the formation of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), which will focus on advancing an agenda of limited, constitutional government. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) is a founding Member of the new caucus. The HFC has adopted the following mission statement:

Jan 22, 2015 In The News

Despite new-found control in both chambers of the U.S. Congress, Republican lawmakers representing North Carolina spent more time in their seats than their Democratic colleagues Tuesday evening, at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.

The speech, Obama’s sixth as president, found him declaring a page turned after years of war and recession and championing policies geared at the middle class — including reforms to the nation’s tax code and a proposal for free community college.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday evening, President Obama gave his 2015 State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement in response:

Aug 20, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows is asking Congress to exempt student workers from part of President Obama's Affordable Care Act to save universities money.

Meadows, R-Glenville, said Western Carolina University Chancellor David Belcher pitched the idea and UNC System President Tom Ross is backing it.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC— On Wednesday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the Student Worker Exemption Act, which would exempt student workers from the costly Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Under the ACA—commonly referred to as Obamacare— colleges and universities will soon be required to provide health insurance for student employees who work more than 30 hours a week for 3 months or more, including summer breaks. Due to this new requirement, many schools will be forced to cut student jobs.

Jul 22, 2014 In The News

It used to be the agricultural lobby was the strongest force in Washington, Congressman Mark Meadows told a group of farmers and contributors Monday during a campaign fundraiser at Burntshirt Vineyards.

Today, Meadows said, “there’s a greater probability that the average American knows somebody who’s served (time) in prison than a real-life farmer. So what we have to do is make sure we tell our story.”