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.

More on Economy and Jobs

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.”

May 30, 2014 In The News

A trio of House Republicans is calling for the IRS to abandon its efforts to rewrite the rules governing the tax-exempt groups at the center of the agency’s targeting controversy.

The IRS announced last week that it would revise its proposed rule for 501(c)(4) groups, after receiving tens of thousands of negative public comments.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced legislation Friday which would prohibit the federal government from automatically deducting monthly union dues from federal employees’ paychecks, keeping the collection of union dues between the employee and the union.  

When bans on automatic paycheck deductions are implemented, there is often a dramatic decrease in the amount of dues collected, which suggests many employees would prefer to spend their money another way.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) proposed amendment to H.R. 4660 passed the House Thursday evening by a vote of 226-179.

The amendment would prohibit funds from being use to negotiate, or enter into, a trade deal that includes provisions to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Watch a video of the testimony here.

Earlier this morning, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) was joined by former Democratic Representative of the 11th District, Heath Shuler, to testify before the House Sub-committee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation urging it to pay Swain County funds allocated for the “Road to Nowhere.”

May 20, 2014 In The News

Lawmakers told officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday that the current fraud appeals policy treats healthcare providers as "guilty until proven innocent," and may be driving some of them out of business.

According to the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, appealed fraud cases have skyrocketed between 2012 and 2013, and could reach a million cases by the end of the fiscal year, with many stalled in the system.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) grilled Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official, Shantanu Agrawal, on CMS mismanagement during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

Watch video of the questioning here.

May 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) will be joined by former Democratic Representative of the 11th District, Heath Shuler, next Tuesday to testify before the House Sub-committee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation urging it to pay Swain County funds allocated for the “Road to Nowhere.”