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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.
ASHEVILLE – President Barack Obama asked members of Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to “at least work with me where you do agree” with the agenda he laid out.
Inititial reactions from the four lawmakers, all Republicans, who represent Western North Carolina in the House and Senate suggest that area could be mighty small.
Less than two months after President Barack Obama unveiled an executive order aimed at protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, U.S. House Republicans passed a bill to roll the action back.
Over the last few years federal employees have weathered attacks — some successful — on their pay, benefits and job protections. But as the new Congress kicks into gear, lawmakers want to take another crack at reforming the civil service.